March 13, 2009 11:03 AM ET


Gary Graff, Detroit


Incubus will take stock of its career so far this year with a greatest hits set, “Moments and Melodies,” due out June 16 and a seven-week tour kicking off July 9 in San Diego.

“Moments and Melodies” will be available in two-CD and four-LP vinyl configurations, with the first half focusing on hit material such as “Megalomaniac,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Nice To Know You” along with two new songs, “Black Heart Inertia” and “Midnight Swim,” that Incubus recorded with producer Brendan O’Brien. The former will be released as a single on April 16. The second half of the album will feature rarities, including an acoustic version of “A Certain Shade of Green” and a newly recorded cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”

In conjunction with “Moments and Melodies,” Incubus plans to launch a new section of its web site called “The Vault” dedicated to rare archival material, including audio, video and photographs. Physical copies of the album will come with a code that fans can use to upgrade their personal accounts at the web site and download more material.

The album is available for pre-sale at the site, where Incubus will also offer early access to tickets for the tour. The 31-city trek concludes August 25 in Phoenix and will play mostly amphitheaters, with a two-night stand Aug. 4-5 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Incubus hasn’t released a new album since 2006’s “Light Grenades,” which
entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, the band’s first turn atop the chart.
 
Incubus’ summer tour itinerary:
 
July 9: San Diego, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 10: Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl)
July 11: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
July 13: Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
July 16: Salt Lake City, UT (Usana Amphitheatre)
July 19: Kansas City, MO (City Market)
July 21: Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion)
July 22: Indianapolis, IN (The Lawn at White River State Park)
July 23: St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 25: Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 26: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 29: Cleveland, OH (Time Warner Amphitheatre)
July 30: Toronto, ONT (Molson Amphitheatre)
Aug 1: Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
Aug 2: Uncasville, CT (The Mohegan Sun Arena)
Aug 4: New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)
Aug 5: New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)
Aug 7: Holmdel, NJ (P.N.C Banks Arts Center)
Aug 8: Philadelphia, PA (Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing)
Aug 9: Washington, DC (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
Aug 11: Virginia Beach, VA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug 12: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug 14: Atlanta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug 15: Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)
Aug 16: Miami, FL (Bayfront Park Amphitheatre)
Aug 19: Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall)
Aug 21: Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug 22: Dallas, TX (Superpages.com Center)
Aug 25: Phoenix, AZ (Jobbing.com Arena)

posted by Erik Thureson
source — Billboard