Tours That Actually Could Be Kinda Good

Apr 16th, 2009 // 10 Comments

THE DUKE SPIRIT ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH INCUBUS.” The British blues-rock outfit the Duke Spirit is supposed to rip it live, and I have a soft spot for the recent run of singles by the California rock-radio stalwarts. Click the Duke Spirit’s pic for dates, and the video for the Duke Spirit’s outstanding “The Step And The Walk.”



July 9: San Diego
July 10: Santa Barbara, Calif.
July 11: Las Vegas
July 13: Los Angeles
July 16: Salt Lake City
July 19: Kansas City, Mo.
July 21: Chicago
July 22: Indianapolis, Ind.
July 23: St. Louis
July 25: Cincinnati
July 26: Detroit
July 28: Columbus, Ohio
July 29: Cleveland
July 30: Toronto
Aug. 1: Boston
Aug. 2: Uncasville, Conn.
Aug. 4-5: New York
Aug. 7: Holmdel, N.J.
Aug. 8: Philadelphia
Aug. 9: Washington, D.C.
Aug. 11: Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 12: Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 14: Atlanta
Aug. 15: Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 16: Miami
Aug. 19: Austin, Texas
Aug. 21: Houston
Aug. 22: Dallas
Aug. 25: Phoenix

The Duke Spirit [MySpace]

  1. How do I say this ... THROWDINI!

    Ugh, Incubus. Hopefully they’ll play some smaller local shows around that 7/13 date in LA, so I can see the band but avoid Incubus.

  2. Anonymous

    @How do I say this … THROWDINI!: What’s wrong with Incubus?

  3. SteveLepore

    @How do I say this … THROWDINI!: Honestly, I don’t understand the negativity toward them. They make listenable radio-rock that progresses and throws something different at the wall every time. There is so little to object toward their music.

  4. Anonymous

    A better tour:

    The Duke Spirit
    Delta Spirit
    Duke Special
    Marmaduke Duke

  5. DocStrange

    @owenmeany: I like Biffy Clyro, but i’ve never heard anything by Marmaduke Duke (the singer of BC’s side project). Is it any good?

  6. How do I say this ... THROWDINI!

    @2ironic4u: @SteveLepore:
    There is so little to object toward their music.

    I think this exactly sums up my problem with Incubus. Its just so boring, bland etc. Its not as objectively hatable like Creed, Linkin Park and other similiar bands, but there’s nothing to like about it either. Also, I’m sure it doesn’t help that I live in LA and KROQ plays them everytime time they can’t find a RHCP song to cue up.

  7. Anonymous

    incubus should be left alone simply for the amazing feat of surviving nu metal unscathed.

  8. Chris N.

    I can confirm that the Duke Spirit rips it live.

  9. SteveLepore

    I think perhaps someone needs to listen to an entire Incubus record. Listen to “Pendulous Threads” and “Sick Sad Little World” and tell me there isn’t anything special there.

  10. @SteveLepore Word. You just named two songs I truly feel. I’ll also toss in “Pistola,” “Beware! Criminal” and “Diamonds and Coal.”

    Even when they were widely considered “Nu-Metal,” they were so much more than that in their ability to evoke emotions. Light Grenades and A Crow Left of the Murder both still get plays from me. The one time I saw them live, I really enjoyed them. I’m going to Philly that weekend they’re around here, I honestly think I’m going to stop and hit up that PNC show.

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