This spring, The String Cheese Incident and their fans will take advantage of this season's record snowfall along the continent's western slopes. SCI's upcoming tour, being dubbed Spring Ski Incidents, will bring traveling fans and locals into ski towns across America's west, to enjoy majestic mountains and music, including outdoor afternoon shows at the base of the slopes in Park City, Utah and Whistler B.C!
By C Taylor Crothers
The spring tour will begin with three nights at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium and, in the tradition of SCI's Winter Carnival, will feature very special guests - this year, New Orleans legend Dr. John, innovative rocker Perry Farrell (aka DJ Peretz), Jason Carter and Ronnie and Rob McCoury, plus after-show parties each night! After a day of rest the band will head west, armed with boards and instruments, to play on some of their favorite ski mountains. Highlights of the run include a two day stop in Park City, Utah where, after a full day tackling Utah's powder, SCI will play one long afternoon set at The Canyons at the base of the mountain each day. Fans won't need a ticket to enjoy the show... but can buy discounted ski lift tickets at www.SCITicketing.com. Discounted lift tickets go on sale February 1st while supplies last. After hitting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bozeman, Montana and Spokane, Washington, the tour will wrap up in beautiful British Columbia, including another afternoon show, this time at the base of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountain to kick off the 10th anniversary of the annual TELUS World Ski & Snowboarding Festival - North America's largest snowsport and music event.
The complete list of tour dates are as follows:
Mar 24 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium w/ Dr. John
Mar 25 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium w/ Perry Ferrell aka DJ Peretz
Mar 26 Denver, CO The Fillmore Aud w/ Ronnie/Rob McCoury & Jason Carter
Mar 29 Lake Tahoe, NV Circus Maximus Showroom @ Caesars Tahoe
Mar 30 Lake Tahoe, NV Circus Maximus Showroom @ Caesars Tahoe
Apr 01 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
Apr 03 Park City, UT The Canyons (après ski)
Apr 05 Jackson Hole, WY Snow King Center
Apr 06 Bozeman, MT Valley Ice Garden Arena
Apr 07 Spokane, WA The Big Easy Concert House
Apr 08 Whistler, BC The Base of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountain (après ski)
Apr 09 Vancouver, BC The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 1st at 10 am MST at MST at www.stringcheeseincident.com or www.SCITicketing.com. Visit www.madisonhousetravel.com or call 303.544.0191 for travel arrangements, including transportation, lodging, etc.
In other news, The String Cheese Incident is currently wrapping up studio time with producer Malcom Burn (Bob Dylan, Chris Whitley, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois). Malcom and the band began recording SCI's fifth studio album in December at a private studio in the hills of their hometown, Boulder, Colorado. Look for the album to be released on their record label, SCI Fidelity Records, in June 2005.
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