Beloved jammers The String Cheese Incident kicked off their summer tour proper last night, hitting the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC for the first night of their summer headlining tour. After hitting Electric Forest for three nights last weekend, yesterday’s show marked the first official String Cheese Incident headlining performance since their West Coast March Madness tour.
The band has been quite busy of late, working on their new SCI Sound Lab project. The “Sound Lab” is essentially the band’s first-ever self-owned studio space, and SCI has been vocal in wanting to release a steady stream of new material from the sessions. They even recently announced plans to not tour during the fall and winter, as to continue their work on new music. Whatever recipe String Cheese is cooking, we’re excited to taste it.
Last night saw the live debut of the most recently-released single, an upbeat tune called “Get Tight.” (You can stream the studio single here). The show opened with a cover of “Birdland” that featured “Lonesome Road Blues,” and the show also featured covers of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” and Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo.” Of course, there were no shortage of classic SCI jams, as the band brought out tunes like “Beautiful,” “Texas,” and the set-closing “Can’t Stop Now.”
Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of Friends Of Cheese.
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC – 7/1/16
Set 1: Birdland > Lonesome Road Blues > Birdland, Lost > Don’t it Make Ya Wanna Dance, Mouna Bowa, Get Tight, Little Hands > Beautiful
Set 2: Texas, Hi Ho No Show, Falling Through The Cracks > I Wish, Piece of Mine, It is What it Is > Can’t Stop Now
Encore: Quinn, The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
Notes: Live debut of “Get Tight”