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String Cheese Incident Announce Summer 2012 Tour Dates

String Cheese Incident Announce Summer 2012 Tour Dates

The west coast sure is taking a beating this summer from the jam band community. First off, Phish skips us with their summer tour. Then to add insult to injury, String Cheese Incident plan to grace us with their presence out west. But don’t worry, the Colorado band is kind enough to not include service fees with tickets on this round of tour dates. Here is how they explain it:

Greetings from The String Cheese Incident Headquarters….the management team has been hard at work, racking our brains to try and come up with a couple of new and creative ideas for the Barefoot Boys that will properly capture the feeling of excitement we all get when we look ahead to Summer 2012…..we came up with a massive list of ideas that ranged from shooting Billy out of a cannon to having Kyle brew up a pool full of Summer Ale and inviting all of Boulder over for a swim…..unfortunately many of these ideas proved to either be prohibitively expensive, logistically impossible or just downright dumb…..however, we are pleased to report that we did come up with a couple that we wanted to share with everyone.

First, the most exciting thing we have seen sweep across the cultural landscape in the last couple of months has been the mania induced by New York Knick point guard Jeremy Lin….As Mr. Lin is often referred to by the global media as “the Michael Kang of Basketball” we felt that it was only fair for us to return the favor. Therefore, from this moment forth, the band will now be known as The String Cheese Lincident…. Not only are we thrilled by the obvious media boost this will provide for the band but think of the merch possibilities…..Lincredible!!

The second idea we are going to roll out this summer is one that we have actually been working on for a very long time. Way back in the summer of 2003, the band filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against Ticketmaster. The basic gist of the lawsuit was that the band wanted to maintain the ability to sell a large amount of tickets directly to the fans with the intention of keeping the service charge as reasonable as possible. Some very pointed discussions took place, the issue was resolved and the band continued selling tickets as they had always done. Fast forward to today and pay attention…..this is the exciting part….The String Cheese Incident is proud to announce that we have figured out a way to finally achieve the ultimate goal with this whole ticketing exercise…. The Summer Tour of 2012 will be SERVICE CHARGE FREE. That’s right…..if you order tix thru the band’s website there will be no service charge add-ons aside from shipping(which is out of our hands)….the ticket price that is listed is the price that you will pay. The band is going to cover the credit card fee….the band is going to cover the cost to take the orders and fulfill the tickets…..the cost of a $49.95 ticket to Red Rocks will cost you $49.95……the cost of a $49.95 ticket to the Greek will cost you $49.95…..a $239 ticket to Horning’s will be $49.95…just kidding, it will actually be $239….that’s it….super simple. We’ve got a big batch of tix to sell but the supply is not limitless….get ‘em while you can…..

As you will see below, the venues that the band will be visiting this summer have been chosen with lots of love and care….they are all epic and we couldn’t be more psyched to get out on the road.


Hopefully you don’t run out and blow your savings on a new hula hoop and fairies wings. If you want to read past reviews of String Cheese Incident from members of the Concert Confession who don’t think these guys are total fucking tools – click here.

String Cheese Incident 2012 Summer Tour Dates

6/29 Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI
6/30 Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI
7/1 Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI
7/5 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
7/6 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
7/7 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
7/10 Snow Park Amphitheater, Park City, UT
7/12 Pepsi Amphitheater, Flagstaff, AZ
7/13 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
7/14 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
7/15 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
7/19 Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR
7/20 Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR
7/21 Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR
7/22 Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR

Hangout Festival Returns to Gulf Shores for 2012 with Stellar Lineup!

What: Hangout Music Festival 2012

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama

When: May 18 – 20

Why:  Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips.

Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dave Matthews Band •Jack White
String Cheese Incident (performing two sets)
Wilco •Skrillex •The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon
Dispatch •Steve Winwood •CHRIS CORNELL •STS9
Gogol Bordello •Michael Franti & Spearhead •Mac Miller •Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria •Paul Oakenfold •G. Love and Special Sauce
Randy Newman •Dr. Dog •Young The Giant •Cage the Elephant •Dawes •Alabama Shakes
M. Ward •YelaWolf •Switchfoot •Julian Marley •Zeds Dead •Mavis Staples •Shpongle •Gary Clark JR •Rebelution Allen Stone •Big Freedia •The Devil Makes Three •Paper Diamond •Futurebirds •Hey Rosetta! •Sleeper Agent THE LUMINEERS •ARCHNEMESIS •Tribal Seeds •Rich Aucoin •Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns

Added 03/12/12 – Kaskade, Umphrey’s McGee, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Greyboy Allstars & Givers


Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th and start around $200 for 3 days. For complete details, visit http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com/

Preview: ZOU ANIMALS – A Mega Bass Back to School Party @ The Blue Note – CoMO 1/21

Loyal Family + Connector + Up & Up Productions Presents…..
ZOU ANIMALS – A Mega Bass Back to School Party
Feat: Archnemesis+Getter + Prophet Massive (JasonHann of EOTO)
Saturday, Jan 21 @ The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
18+ / Tickets: $15advance  available at www.thebluenote.com

University of Missouri students and bassheads alike….. break out the glow sticks, dust off the neon sunglasses, and rally up your crew if body shaking bass that gives you a rumbling in your tummy is your flavor. The town that calls the Mizzou home is going to explode next Saturday, January 21 as ZOU ANIMALS – A Mega Bass Back to School Party takes over The Blue Note. This epic event will feature three of the hottest up and coming electronic/glitch acts from all over the country

East Coast, USA
Formed as the musical brainchild of Curt Heiny and Justin Aubuchon (Telepath, MO Theory), Archnemesis creates its distinctive sound by combining original music with samples ranging from early 20’s blues and jazz to modern hip-hop and soul. With their first EP “Diamonds and Glass” and their debut full length album “People’s Radio” available now for free download at www.archnemesismusic.com, Archnemesis continues to turn heads at festivals and club shows while elevating the standard for modern electronic music.


*Prophet Massive*
L.A., CA
Prophet Massive features Jason Hann from EOTO and The String Cheese Incident, as a solo DJ project. On top of Jason’s flawless drumming in SCI and EOTO, he has another dark and dirty side, that he is sharing as Prophet Massive. Nothing but deep, bass-wrenching electronic cuts to soothe the most hardened bass warriors.


San Jose, CA
Tanner Petulla aka GETTER has def made his mark in the music scene, before he was 18 Getter had a few releases on Ultragore, Tuff Love Dubs and Chronos Records. He also received alot of blog support from Squitty Bubbler and Us Dubstep along with other blogs, and played alongside some of the most well known names in dubstep RUSKO, NERO, DATSIK, 12th Planet, Downlink, Eprom, Subvert, Noah D, Nit Grit, Megalodon, Borgore and more. This Bay Area native has made a big impression in a small amount of time.

String Cheese Incident’s Roots Run Deep in STL at The Pageant 12/7/2011

String Cheese Incident’s Roots Run Deep Tour at The Pageant – 12/7/2011
Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby

The String Cheese Incident has been doing their thing for almost 20 years (with a break here or there) in the jam community, blending Colorado progressive bluegrass with psychedelic rock, funk, and jam music. They have accumulated quite a large following of loyal fans which makes it difficult to get tickets to many shows, especially when the show in question is one of the more intimate venues on the tour consisting of 14 shows in 16 days, and only 2 cities in the Midwest. This particular show at The Pageant was part of the Roots Run Deep Tour and actually sold out in something like 23 minutes. On Wednesday night, I was finally given the chance to experience a Cheese show and I must say…. I finally get it.

I was meeting people at the show, and they had already claimed our spot, so upon arrival around 730 I spent a few moments wandering around the small lot scene that was forming on the side of the building. There were people selling veggie burritos and beers, handmade limited String Cheese pins and posters, and all kinds of other goodies. The lines to get in were very long, you could tell no one wanted to miss a note of the show scheduled to start at 815pm. As I got in the door and was gently caressed by the kind security guard, I already saw one person being escorted out by another security guard. It was then time to post up with my friends off to the Moseley side.

The show started just about 8:20 as most of the capacity crowd had flowed in. String Cheese has consisted of the same lineup since its inception in 1993, with percussionist Jason Hann being added to the mix in 2006. The rest of the band is comprised of main songwriter and guitarist Billy Nershi, drummer Michael Travis, bassist Keith Moseley, Michael Kang on the electric mandolin/fiddle, and Kyle Hollingsworth on the keys/organ.

They wrapped the first set with “‘Round the Wheel” which had yet to be played this tour. The lighting rig was pretty stellar, featuring a LED screen with crazy visualizations being projected and mostly ominous lighting. It was tough to find a time throughout the entire evening where the whole crowd wasn’t dancing along with the music. Its no question that String Cheese fans know how to enjoy the show, and no shock as to why many go to multiple shows on tour. Some even brought signs requesting certain songs, while some just brought glowsticks and pineapples. The first set also featured “Indian Creek”, a rarity bluegrass jam and one of my favorite SCI songs.

Billy Nershi danced from side to side while strumming the guitar and taking vocal duties on many songs. He addressed the crowd at one point and told us that they had considered ending the tour out East but decided to come out to the Midwest for a few days (the tour ended with three shows in Chicago immediately following this show) Nershi also asked the crowd “whats with the pineapples?” As a few fans held up pineapples they have brought….. no more information was obtained involving the pineapple sadly.

During the 2nd set, as the band was in the middle of an absolute rocking cover of the Johnny Cash classic “Ring of Fire”, the power went out. We’re not talking just the stage, we’re talking entire venue. And later discovered it was the entire block. For a few moments a crew worked on the stage and almost had it fixed when it went out again. At this point, the band acted fast and came out with percussion instruments and began to do a drums jam at the front of the stage for like fifteen minutes while the crowd held up lighters and the crew got the power going again. It was a great improvisation by one of the better improv bands outs there and they ensured their loyal fan base stayed entertained while the issue was resolved.

After the power was restored, the band took their places again to finish the set and Billy Nershi asked “where were we?” At that point they went right back into “Ring of Fire” as they had never been interrupted. We received extended versions of “Eye Know Why” and “Restless Wind” before they left the stage to a frenzied crowd. Before playing the encore, Billy told us they had something special in store, they then finished it off with a fifteen minute “Texas” from their debut album, Born on the Wrong Planet from 1997.

Set 1:

  • ‘Round The Wheel
  • Missin’ Me >
  • Indian Creek
  • Cottonmouth
  • Rain
  • Freedom Jazz Dance
  • On The Road >
  • ‘Round The Wheel


Set 2:

  • Come As You Are
  • 100 Year Flood >
  • Hotel Window
  • Ring Of Fire (power outage) >
  • Drums >
  • Ring Of Fire
  • Eye Know Why >
  • Restless Wind
  • E: Texas

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