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Incubus Claim To Ask Iron Maiden If They Can Borrow Their “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son” Touring Production Every Few Years


In a new interview with Forbes, Incubus vocalist Brandon Boyd and guitarist Mike Einziger spoke about their teenage fandom of the legendary metal outfit Iron Maiden and how the Incubus were “all huge Iron Maiden fans back in the late ’80s, early ’90s.” The discussion then led to a peculiar tale of Incubus having apparently repeatedly asked Iron Maiden if they could use their 1988 “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son“-era touring production on the road with them. The following conversation took part about that:

Einziger: One of our longtime production team members used to work with Iron Maiden and we asked if we could borrow Eddie.

Boyd: We do it every two years and they said no every time. Right around every two years we ask Iron Maiden if we can take their Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son tour production out, cause it’s just sitting there in storage, and they say no. We’re gonna ask. It’s like the woman you love and you profess your love to. You keep asking her to marry you and she keeps saying no. One of these days she might change her mind.

Einziger: The first time we asked was a really long time ago, like 2000, 2001. We’re like, “They’ll let us do it, right?” No.

Boyd: We’re a big band now, we want Iron Maiden‘s stuff (crack up).”

Incubus are out on the road now celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 2x multi-platinum album “Make Yourself“. Those stops can be found below:

With Dub Trio:

09/14 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/17 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
09/18 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
09/20 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
09/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
09/25 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
09/26 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
09/28 Dana Point, CA – Ohana Music and Arts Festival Doheny State Beach

With Wild Belle:

10/03 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/04 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
10/05 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
10/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
10/08 Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
10/09 Portland, ME – State Theater
10/11 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort
10/12 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
10/13 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
10/15 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
10/16 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
10/18 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/19 Omaha, NE – Orpheum
10/21 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/24 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
10/26 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

With Le Butcherettes:

11/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
11/09 Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
11/11 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
11/12 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
11/14 St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
11/15 Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
11/16 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
11/18 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
11/19 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
11/20 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
11/22 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
11/23 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
11/24 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
11/26 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans
11/27 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/29 Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
11/30 St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
12/01 West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center
12/03 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
12/05 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
12/06 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
12/07 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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