Cover Alert | String Cheese Incident Tackles Daft Punk Hit

The String Cheese Incident
The String Cheese Incident returned to Red Rocks last night for the first of two shows at the iconic venue. Tonight's show, which is sold out, can be seen live on AXS TV starting at 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT. Friday's Red Rocks Run opening show saw the band debut two covers and dust off some classic originals.

According to Jambands.com, "Tinder Box" saw action for the first time since December 30, 2006; while Bill Nershi's "100 Year Flood" was played after a year and a half on the shelf.

Cover-wise, SCI debuted their version of "One World (Not Three)" by Sting towards the end of last night's second set. Then, as part of their encore, String Cheese worked a cover of Daft Punk's 1997 breakthrough single "Around the World" into their own trance jam "Rosie." The "Around the World" cover saw keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth employ a vocoder-like device to provide the robotic vocals the song is based around.

Watch fan-shot footage of "Around the World":

And here's the setlist via Phantasy Tour:

Set One: Shine, Mouna Bowa > Close Your Eyes, Up the Canyon, Freedom Jazz Dance, Sing a New Song > Don't Say > Restless Wind

Set Two: Let's Go Outside, Tinder Box, Big Shoes, 100 Year Flood > Boo Boo Teases > So Far From Home, One World > Just One Story

Encore: Shakin' the Tree, Rosie > Around the World > Rosie

[Published on: 7/27/13]

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