Part 5 of 10:
Simply For The Love Of Music - The History of Incubus
Continuing to tour along side Hoobastank, on August 21st, 2001, Incubus released their first single from their upcoming record, "Morning View" called 'I Wish You Were Here'. The single instantly began to climb up the charts and in early September was sitting at #2. The video for the single was released at the end of that month, after being re-cut to make it more 'viewable' during the troubled times in America. The video earned viewings on MTV's TRL, VH1, and Much Music.
On October 23rd, 2001, Incubus released their 3rd full length major label album, called "Morning View". Named after the the street which the mansion they recorded in was located. The band continued to headline dates after its release. And 'I Wish You Were Here' continued to sit among the top 10 on Billboards Modern Rock Charts.
"Morning View" debuted on the Billboard top 200 at the #2 spot (440,000 copies in its first week), the highest ever placement for Incubus, at the same time, their single "Wish You Were Here" was also at #2 on the Modern Rock Charts, and Drive sat at #48 on the Hot 100 chart. Incubus then performed their new single "Wish You Were Here" on Letterman on November 1st, 2001. The band won an award for Billboard's Modern Rock Single of the Year for "Drive" and played "Wish You Were Here" at the award show. By December "Morning View" was certified platinum, the video for "Wish You Were Here" was at #8 on MTV TRL, #4 on modern rock charts, while "Morning View" was #38 on top 200. On December 11th, Incubus released When Incubus Attacks Vol 2, a DVD that featured videos (Take Me to Your Leader, A Certain Shade of Green, Pardon Me, Stellar, Drive, I Miss You (fan made), Anti-Gravity Love Song (fan made), live footage, backstage footage, and more.
To begin 2002, Incubus was #9 with "Drive", #12 with "Stellar", #20 with "Wish You Were Here", #75 with "Nice To Know You" and #31 with the album "Morning View". On January 24, 2002 MTV's TRL premiered the "Nice to Know You" video, and Brandon called in from Europe where the band was on tour with 311 and Hoobastank. The band were then featured on MTV's 'Becoming', TRL, Jay Leno, and played the Letterman show on February 14th 2002, and headed off to play dates in Japan and Australia for the remainder of February and March.
While in Sydney, the band shot the video for their next single, "Warning" on March 7th through March 11th. The band then released the DVD "Morning View Sessions" Live from New York on May 28th, before playing the 92.3 KROCK Dysfunction Family Picnic on June 8th with Staind, P.O.D and others. To start off the autumn months Incubus released a single for "Circles" in early September, this was a radio ad only single, with no plans for a video. Then for the remainder of September and October the band went out for a long United States tour that began on August 31st in Reno, Nevada.
Incubus issued a limited edition version of "Morning View" through on October 1st to coincide with their fall headlining tour. The new version of the album contained a DVD dubbed the "Morning After View Session" and it featured the U.K. video for the groups track "Are You In?", tour footage, new artwork, behind the scenes material and more.