“Back in October, Incubus traveled to South America to play 4 shows and take a break from writing songs for their new album. While in Santiago, Chile, they played a special show to benefit the families of the miners who had been trapped underground. It was truly a special night for the 1800 fans in attendance. And now, finally the rest of the band’s fans around the world can get a look at what was going on that night. We hope you enjoy it.”
The band were diligent about seeing that all proceeds from the benefit concert for the miners’ families went where they were supposed to go–to the FAMILIES. Meeting with dignitaries and other “suits”, Mike Einziger and manager Steve Rennie, were given an education about how the mining accident occurred and continued their bond with the people of Chile.
Incubus also worked with a Chilean “pick-up” orchestra for a full day in a recording studio, producing some really gorgeous sounds, including a cover of The Rolling Stones’ Paint it Black, as a gift to their manager, Steve.
For their first ever headlining show in Chile, the Pixies dedicated 33 songs to the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 2 months. In a press release, frontman Black Francis said:
“We were so moved by this story, by how many lives had been affected by this, and how the Chilean people banded together to support what can only be described as a miracle. We wanted to do something to show how affected we were by this, so we played a special set at tonight’s show, 33 songs for the 33 miners, the longest set we’ve ever played as a band. We found out five minutes before we went on stage that all of the miners had safely reached the surface. This was definitely one of the most meaningful shows we’ve ever played.”
This was the band’s longest show ever, and the set list included some of their biggest hits.
Wave of Mutilation
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Something Against You
Isla de Encanta
Is She Weird
Break My Body
Dig for Fire
Ed Is Dead
Winterlong (Neil Young cover)
Here Comes Your Man
Head On (Jesus and Mary Chain cover)
The world has come together to watch and cheer as the 33 Chilean miners are finally being bough back to the surface. Trapped for 69 days, “Los 33” have been freed from their underground home and with all of the attention of course focus will turn to their personal lives.
It has been revealed that several of the men have children by different women. At a vigil held for the miners at the site , two women showed up holding the same picture of miner Yonni Barrios. Apparently, Yonni had promised to marry his mistress and the two women fought over receiving benefits. Yonni’s wife, Marta Salinas who he has been with for 28 years, released a statement to a South American newspaper saying that she was happy that he was saved but wouldn’t attend the rescue. However, Yonni’s mistress, Susana Valenzuela was there to greet him.
“He has another companion,” said Ms. Salinas. “I’m happy for him, and if he remakes his life, good for him.” Well, good for her. Although I think she might rethink things when movie and book deals start rolling in. Beneath ground, Yonni was known as “Mr. House,” acting as doctor for his friends. 21st to get out, Yonni reportedly wanted to go last to avoid any conflict with his wife and mistress. I have a feeling he’ll want to stay in the hospital as long as possible.