The String Cheese Incident Cover Sting, LMFAO and More at Red Rocks Finale
The String Cheese Incident closed a three-night homecoming run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks on Saturday night. For the second night in a row, it rained during the performance but unlike Friday’s show Saturday’s festivities continued uninterrupted. The evening had a festive feel with pops of fire decorations onstage and many fans decked out in illumination-themed costumes.
The group opened their first set with “Rollover” and then brought things full circle by closing the set with the end portion of the song. The new Indian-themed fiddle tune “Bollymunster” was an improvisational highlight.
During their second set, String Cheese introduced two new covers. Partway through the new trance jam “Rosie,” String Cheese moved into a high-energy cover of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.” Later in the set, percussionist Jason Hann and kit drummer Michael Travis switched places so the latter musician could sing lead on a new cover of Sting’s “Love Is the 7th Wave.” The band once again packed several songs into their encore, including “Elvis’s Wild Ride,” “Joyful Sound,” a drum jam and “Shine.” During “Elvis’s Wild Ride,” Travis moved away from his kit a second time to play percussion on Bill Nershi’s acoustic guitar. The band returned after that segment for a second encore, “Johnny Cash.”
String Cheese Incident will perform in Park City, UT tomorrow.
Additional reporting by Amy Jacques
Here’s a look at Saturday’s setlist via Friendsofcheese.com
_Saturday, July 7, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Set 1: Rollover > Colliding, Drive, Look At Where We Are, Piece of Mine, Las Vegas, Bollymunster > Rollover
Set 2: Rosie > Party Rock Anthem (1) > Rosie, Black and White > Daryl, Love is the 7th Wave (2) > Land’s End > On The Road
Encore: Elvis’s Wild Ride ,Joyful Sound > Drums > Shine
Encore 2: Johnny Cash
(1) LMFAO, 1st time played
(2) Sting, 1st time played