Incubus will be hitting the road this summer in celebration of their debut album’s 20th anniversary. Well, it is the 20th anniversary of their debut album on a major record label, which is extremely impressive because that insinuates that they’ve been at it for well over two decades. The Calabasas, California band was one of the most popular alt metal band of the early 2000’s drawing inspiration and similarities to the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, and Korn. In addition to their 20th anniversary, there appears to be added inspiration for a 2017 tour in a new album. Incubus just released the lead single, “Nimble Bastard” off of the aptly named album 8, which is set to be released April 21st. You can celebrate the old album, new album, or all of it with Incubus on July 7th at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale February 24th courtesy of Livenation.
The band’s last Tampa appearance came in 2015 alongside Deftones on a co-headlining tour. This time around they will be bringing along another 90’s band who recently garnered a second wind in mainstream alt radio, in Jimmy Eat World. What started as an emocore band has taken on a more mainstream alt rock and power pop sound over the years, Jimmy Eat World perhaps just released one of their best albums to date in 2016. That album, Integrity Blues, is a far cry from their early 90’s work but nonetheless will be a classic piece of work to look back on years from now.
Remember the last time Jimmy Eat World played the Tampa area? Yeah, it was at 97x Next Big Thing 13.
Red hot Judah & the Lion will also be joining the bill, coming off of their most successful year yet. The folk alt rock band from Nashville, just played 97x Next Big Thing in December and is about to come back to Tampa’s Amalie Arena as part of Twenty One Pilot’s Emotional Roadshow. Known for their hit song “Take It All Back”, I don’t think there’s anything about the last year that they will want to take back 😉