Well its been another busy week in the Incubus world. For those of you who are interested in every detail of the recording process, the new album was mastered this week in the NY area and the final sequence of songs is now set. The band have started to work on artwork and album packaging ideas. Typically, these are the things that take some time and have a huge impact on release dates and the like. The first of many conversations have started between management and the label to develop a worldwide marketing plan that will include and answer the BIG QUESTIONS for fans....when is this baby coming out and when I am going to hear something. There have been some reports about the album arriving in August or September, however, I think that you can expect the album alot sooner than that barring some unforseen issues.
As always, we field lots of questions here at the IWHQ about what the band's touring plans are. Right now the only date confirmed is July 30 at the Fuji Festival in Japan. As everyone knows, Japan has suffered a monumental catastrophe with a killer earthquake and tsumami which triggered an ongoing crisis with its nuclear plants. This is a situation that we are monitoring on a daily basis. As of now, the promoter of the show has indicated that it will go on as planned and if that's the case then Incubus intends to perform for our Japanese fans. For the band's fans in the Pacific Rim we have dates scheduled which we hope to be able to announce this coming week. If all goes as planned, I think that our fans in the good old USA will likely see the band on the road this summer when they return from the Pacific Rim. For our fans in other parts of the world, our international booking agents have started to reach out to promoters in Europe for dates in the Fall but nothing is confirmed at this point but we will let you know details as they become available. Its been a while since the band has performed in Europe but they will definitely be back soon.
Back here at the IWHQ, things have been cranking. Our membership has almost tripled in the last week in spite of the fact that the site is open on an invite only basis. All of the band members have looked around the site themselves and I think you will be 'feeling' them a bit more in the days and weeks to come. Brandon made a quick post in the chat board, liked what he saw, and invited lots of you to the site through his FB page. DJ Kilmore was kind enough to stop by the office for our first ever HQ TV Video webcast this past Thursday and answered questions from fans around the world and even did a little 'face to face' time through a real time Skype call. One of the callers was Ben Kenney who called in to say hello, answer a few questions, and commit to a Vidcast himself which we schedule in the very near future. That broadcast will be available today as a on demand video so if you missed it you can still feel a part of it.
Well that's about it for now. Another busy week ahead. We want to thank all of you for your continued support of the band and hope to see you here at the INCUBUS World Headquarters again real soon.