On Saturday, The String Cheese Incident continued the celebration of their 25th anniversary at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. As keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth told Live For Live Music late last year, “With celebrating 25 years, we really wanted to return to some of the places that have always been special to us and fun to play. Vegas, Jazz Fest, The Fox, and those spots have always provided something a little extra for us as a band.”
The String Cheese Incident made good on Hollingsworth’s prediction, delivering a memorable performance in their second of two shows at the Fox this weekend. Following an opening “Colorado Bluebird Sky”, the band worked through “Get Tight”, “(Nothing But) Flowers”, and Chuck Berry‘s “You Can Never Tell”. From there, String Cheese launched into a lengthy rendition of “Best Feeling”, from their Keller Williams collab album, Breathe (1999). The set came to a close with extended jams followed on “The Big Reveal” and “Beautiful”.
Following setbreak, the band emerged to kick off the show’s second half with “Into The Blue”. A well-paired “Let’s Go Outside” > “Outside and Inside” came next, followed by a cover of Tom Petty‘s “You Wreck Me”. From there, excellent renditions of “Way Back Home”, “Rivertrance”, and “Rollover” rounded out the set before a “Rosie” encore sent the crowd home dancing.
Listen to a full audience audio recording of the performance below:
The String Cheese Incident – 4/20/19 – Full Audio
[Taped by Michael Frasca]
You can check out photos of the performance below courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda.
Next up for The String Cheese Incident is a trio of shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest including an “evening with” performance at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Mardi Gras World on May 3rd and 4th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Fox Theatre | St. Louis, MO | 4/20/19
Set One: Colorado Bluebird Sky, Get Tight > All Blues > Nothing But Flowers, You Can Never Tell, Best Feeling > The Big Reveal > Beautiful
Set Two: Into The Blue, Let’s Go Outside > Outside and Inside, You Wreck Me, Way Back Home > Rivertrance > Rollover