This week, Incubus’ Facebook passed the three million fans mark! News of If Not Now, When? is expanding like a supernova, drawing more fans both returning and new to Incubus World Headquarters as the band gears up for their new album release and subsequent tour.
Monday night, fans who had already joined the Berlin local group on Incubus World HQ were given a code to participate in a presale for tickets to the June 17th show at Huxley’s. Tickets have almost sold out, but a contest still remains to win backstage access at this venue, so be sure to check out the Germany group for details on how to participate.
On Tuesday, the HQ Presale for London HMV Forum tickets was confirmed for June 1st. Make sure you are part of the London group if you want a crack at the presale! The sale of the tickets to the general public should start on June 3rd.
Tuesday also saw Steve Rennie’s debut on Twitter. He can be found @Renman1 (http://twitter.com/#!/Renman1) and frequently drops gems, candy, and bombs from his account, so it is another great way to keep in touch with the band’s latest news and activities.
The band’s move-in date for HQLive was announced on Wednesday; they will be finished making the space their own and moving in on June 1st. Starting June 3rd onwards through the first week of July, things will be happening at HQLive. Renman advises that music could ‘break out at any time’ and that fans in the Los Angeles area should keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and the HQ mobile app to keep appraised of when the fun is happening. Content ongoing at HQLive will be streamed as it happens on Incubus’ Official Livestream channel, which can be found here:http://www.livestream.com/incubus
Thursday, the team revealed that, unfortunately, Meet and Greet packages will not be available for some of the upcoming venues. This is due to various logistic constraints that Incubus can not do anything to fix, but even these venues should still have contests upcoming for a lucky pair of fans to earn backstage access. A list of those venues which are confirmed NOT to have Meet and Greet packages available can be found here:http://incubushq.com/profiles/blogs/make-yourself-foundation-meet
Thursday was also the start of the HQ presale for Incubus’ Santa Barbara show on July 15th at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Tickets for this show went very fast and the show sold out shortly after the general public sale opened on Saturday.
While the presales moved forward on HQ, the band was hard at work filming the music video for the next single, Promises Promises. Steve Rennie shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the filming in progress on his Twitter, and revealed that the video should be through editing and processing by June 10th, and premiered for fans across the world shortly after that.
Friday night and all Saturday the band’s Livestream channel got a workout, as Incubus Intern Francisco Stiglich shared his dream setlist as well as some of his favorite videos from the Incubus archives both recent and remote. The Livestream will be the place to be for many goodies in the future, so bookmark it and stay tuned!
As always, the band appreciates all the hard work and dedication put in by all of its fans. This tour promises to be the best one yet, and everyone is going to get a chance to be a part of it. Incubus, from the ground up.