Incubus is headlining the Honda Civic tour this spring, and the auto maker is closer to the heart of singer Brandon Boyd than one might guess. Boyd has said that a Honda car actually saved his life.
LAUNCH asked Boyd about the incident: “I was careened into by a large Mercedes-Benz while we were making our last record, and I didn’t die,” he explained.
Boyd added, “While recording our last record, Make Yourself, I had been driving a Honda Civic for a couple of years. It was a great car-I got my surfboard in it. It could drive about 3,000 miles on one tank of gas, and it saved my life.”
Boyd’s bandmate Mike Einziger added that there was a unique twist to the story: “Brandon was, like, just coming in to the studio and it was right in front of the studio. Everybody ran outside and was, like, ‘Oh my god! What happened?’ We made sure he’s all right, and he was, like, ‘What are you guys working on in there?’ We’re, like, ‘Drive.'”
The Incubus song “Drive” appears on the album Make Yourself.
Incubus fans should note that news of the aforementioned car accident might have been at the root of rumors that the band had died in a car accident-a tall tale the group made light of at a New York City press conference on Friday (February 15).
The Incubus-headlined Honda Civic tour opens April 11 in Portland, Oregon, and Hoobastank has been confirmed as the opener for the tour.