It turns out that being in a rock band isn't all fun and games and awesome music (although there is quite a bit of that as well). Being in a rock band is also quite a bit of hard work, and sometimes that takes its toll on even the best of them. Unfortunately over the past two weeks, the members of Incubus have been battling various illnesses which made it necessary for the band to cancel the remainder of their European tour, bringing the amount of cancelled dates up to six (Glasgow, Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Esch-sur-Alzette and Frankfurt). Although the band and their team remain very regretful that such cancellations were necessary, as Brandon himself said, "Rock'n'roll can cave your life, but it can also give you laryngitis." The band expects to be able to make up the missed dates some time in 2012.
Although December remains largely a period of downtime for the band so that they can get some much-needed rest and time with their families and friends, Incubus still has a little activity on the horizon before they return to the Pacific Rim on January 24th. This coming Saturday, December 10th, the band will be performing at the KROQ Almost Acoustic X-Mas (night one), and as mentioned before tickets are sold out! The last few days of this week are the last chances for Los Angeles natives to win some tickets from KROQ to see the guys alongside Bush, 311, Social Distortion, Young the Giant, Chevelle and Blink-182. More information on how to win tickets can be found by listening to KROQ or going to their website: http://http://kroq.radio.com/
On December 15th, Brandon will be taking some time to visit the Museum of Monterey, where his artwork has been on display as part of the Museum's 'Flows To Bay' exhibit on plastic pollution. A special event will be taking place at the museum with Brandon himself, from 6-8pm. More information about the event and how to purchase tickets can be found here: http://museumofmonterey.org/
There are also new videos up on the Incubus YouTube account, gleaned from the tail-end of the European tour. Highlights include an up-close and personal demonstration of Jose's technique on "Have You Ever" and a two-minute insight into the band's Soundcheck in Paris, all of which and more can be easily found here:http://www.youtube.com/
December should be a quiet time for the band and their team, as they recouperate and gear up for the next leg of the tour in January, but more Incubus-related content and fun may always be just around the corner, so stay tuned!