The String Cheese Incident Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary with Tiny Universe Horns
The String Cheese Incident got some help from the Tiny Universe Horns (Karl Denson & Chris Littlefield) and paid tribute to their original lineup during the first show of their New Year’s/20th Anniversary run at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO last night.
The Tiny Universe Horns sat in with SCI as they opened the evening with a take on The Beatles’ “Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” that segued into “With A Little Hep From My Friends.” Denson and Littlefield then exited as the band went into a “Just One Story” that contained an “Impressions” tease before moving into “Little Hands,” “Dudley’s Kitchen,” “Yo Se” and “Rain.” The horns then returned to help close out the set with a “Black & White” that played into Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish.”
The horns came back out to join the band for “Can’t Wait Another Day” and “Jellyfish” to start off set two. Next came a rendition of the fan favorite “Rollover,” which was followed by the newer, Keith Mosley-penned tune “Struggling Angel.” The Beatles theme continued as the band threw a “Baby Your A Rich Man” tease into “Looking Glass” before the horns returned to help close out the set with a cover of Kool & The Gang’s classic “Jungle Boogie” that was sandwiched between “Dirk.”
Bill Nershi returned to the stage solo to get the encore going with “Down a River.” The band then paid tribute to their 20th anniversary as the original four members—Nershi, Michael Kang, Keith Moseley and Michael Travis—took the stage for “Lester Had a Coconut” and “Round the Wheel,” with Kyle Hollingsworth and Jason Hann finally appearing midway through that final song.
The String Cheese Incident will return to the 1stBank Center tonight for the second show of their run. The Flaming Lips are set to open for them.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Saturday, December 28, 2013, String Cheese Incident, 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO
Set I: Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band* > With A Little Help From My Friends* > Just One Story^ > Little Hands > Dudley’s Kitchen, Yo Se, Rain, Black & White* > I Wish*
Set II: Can’t Wait Another Day*, Jellyfish* > Rollover, Struggling Angel, Looking Glass% > Dirk* > Jungle Boogie* > Dirk*
Enc: Down A River, Lester Had A Coconut#, Round The Wheel^^
Notes: *with Tiny Universe horns ^Impressions tease % Baby You’re A Rich Man tease #Original four members. Kang, Keith, Billy, Travis ^^Original four with Kyle at the start and Jason came out midway through