The String Cheese Incident opened up their three-night run at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, marking the occasion with a couple debuts and a song played for the first time in 13 years.
The band kicked off the run with the title track from their most recent album, Believe, and the first set also featured a surprise “Paker’s Blues,” the first appearance of the tune in an SCI setlist since July 2004, tucked into “Miss Brown’s Tea House.” The set closed with a “Birdland” that featured a segue into “Orange Blossom Special.”
Set two was punctuated by two new songs for the band, as SCI debuted both a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me” and Edvard Grieg’s classic “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” Though the band had not before played the Petty tune, SCI members Keith Mosely and Jason Hann actually played the song with Keller Williams just days ago at a party in Cherry Hills, CO.
See the full setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with the set openers as streamed by the band. String Cheese continue their Red Rocks run tonight.
The String Cheese Incident
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Set I: Believe, Smile, These Waves > Djibouti Bump > Can’t Stop Now, Falling Through The Cracks, Miss Brown’s Tea House > Parker’s Blues* > Miss Brown’s Tea House > Birdland > Orange Blossom Special > Birdland
Set II: You’ve Got The World, Valley of the Jig, Windy Mountain, Joyful Sound > Rumble, Outside & Inside > You Wreck Me^ > In the Hall of the Mountain King^^ > Beautiful
Enc: Drums$ > Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance
*Last time played 7/29/04
^Debut (Tom Petty)
^^Debut (Edvard Grieg)
$with Jyemo Club