What songs will The String Cheese Incident play in concert?
The String Cheese Incident is quite a progressive mix of many different sounds and styles. A little pulsating electronica there, a little laid back bluegrass here, and some good old fashioned jam rock in big swirls makes up the collective consciousness of the group. The band brings this out in full force in their setlist by providing a comfortable pace that does not exhaust the audience and keeps them on their toes.
The String Cheese Incident relies heavily on cover material, and 2014 is no exception. The group adds a handful of new covers to the repertoire, most notably Lorde’s 2013 smash jam, “Royals,” which is played as the penultimate track. The group has always been a few shades away from the Grateful Dead. Their classic cover of “Bertha” makes a massive appearance here in the last third of the set.
The original material seems to collapse into the first half of the set which is dubbed as ‘set one.’ This material is definitely more rock oriented, and it stays pretty consistent from one evening to the next. “BollyMunster” opens the show followed by the SCI classic “Sometimes a River.”
Once the group exhausts this initial original set that runs at about 45 minutes and seven songs, they dive right into their more orchestral arrangements. This includes the artistic “Impressions,” the funky “The Chicken,” and the bombastic “Miss Brown’s Teahouse,” with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos touring and playing along in this portion of the set.
The band keeps the original setlist intact from one show to the next, but it is the compositional covers and horn songs that seem to go through a roulette wheel. “Colliding” makes it onto half the sets and “Let’s Go Outside” is played infrequently.
Sometimes a River
Rhum ‘n’ Zouc
Okie From Muskogee
Song In My Head
Miss Brown’s Teahouse
Miss Brown’s Teahouse
Close Your Eyes
Will I hear any new material?
The group has a new record expected for release in late 2014 and is currently titled A Song In My Head. Oddly enough, the band does not play anything from this upcoming release, which leads fans to believe this is more of a warm-up tour with a strong presence of covers and older material. The only exception is the title track, “Song in My Head,” which appears early in the majority of sets.
Who is opening the show?
The group is known to tour with close friends as well as other side project members that are considered part of The String Cheese Incident family. This time around we have fellow jam band, Del McCourey Band. They do not have any sizable clout in the genre, but their brand of inventive bluegrass fusion is more than welcome.
How long is a The String Cheese Incident concert?
The group keeps the show at about two hours, with enough improvisation, especially in the orchestra section, to keep the set rather original each time out.
Who is The String Cheese Incident’s publicist and press contact?
The group has their own record label known as SCI Fidelity Records, which can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
The group is not open about who exactly their management team is, but their official website has contact links and web forms for contact. The website lists contact information for management, booking, and general inquiry.
How do I get access to presale tickets for The String Cheese Incident’s tour?
The String Cheese Incident has a very loyal and proactive fan club that provides exclusive offers on almost a weekly basis. The group offers presale tickets in association with the Front Gate Tickets service. Visit Front Gate Tickets to snag presales, but be sure to join the fan club first for the best deals. The band has full event passes for larger festival dates, but they also have meet and greets and other offerings available by joining the fan club.
“Night One was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t believe what I had just witnessed. After seeing STS9 at Red Rocks a few weeks prior, I had no idea that String Cheese could top that show. Not wanting the night to end, we got in the car to head to boulder, blasting a live EOTO show from when they played at the Belly Up in Aspen. I could not wait for Night Two.” – Kaitlin Krunk of Loud Whisper Music
“Cheese took the stage again at 10-til’ the new year. “Rivertrance” begun and things started getting a little crazy. Where as most bands stop with balloons, South CarolinaI likes to get theatric. Real theatric. There was confetti, glitter, dancers in snow globes, acrobats flying from the roof, fireworks (in the building? Um….what!?) and the obligatory thousands of balloons falling from the rafters. “Rivertrance” sandwiched a “Glory Chords” jam, which is a nod to how the group rang in 2013…pretty epic if you ask me!” – Chris Tart of Dub Era
“This was a special show on several levels. Aside from kicking off a New Year’s Eve run, the band made it a celebration of 20 years of playing together. The set began auspiciously enough with their version of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”/”With a Little Help From My Friends”. Aside from the audience, they also got some help from Karl Denson and Chris Littlefield on flute and trumpet.” – Jester Jay Goldman of Jester Jay Music
The String Cheese Incident 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Zac Brown Band, Keller Williams,
Started June 21, 2013 in Telluride, Colorado | Ended December 29, 2013 in Broomfield, Colorado
The String Cheese Incident 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Keller Williams
Started May 19, 2012 in Gulf Shores, Alabama | Ended December 15, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina
The String Cheese Incident Roots Run Deep 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Zedd, EOTO
Started June 11, 2011 in Manchester, Tennessee | Ended December 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois
The String Cheese Incident 2006
Tour Opening Acts: New Monsoon
Started June 24, 2006 in Pozo, California | Ended December 30, 2006 in San Francisco, California
The String Cheese Incident 2002
Tour Opening Acts: Ben Harper
Started April 12, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois | Ended October 29, 2002 in La Jolla, California
The String Cheese Incident 1999
Tour Opening Acts: Paul McCandless
Started February 6, 1999 in Solana Beach, California | Ended October 14, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio