The String Cheese Incident released their fifth studio album, One Step Closer, on June 28, 2005 on their own record label, SCI Fidelity Records. With the new release SCI divulge, perhaps for the first time, their genuine songwriting voice, and it's every bit as ambitious as you'd expect.

One Step Closer was recorded at a friend's home in the hills of Colorado's Front Range, and was produced by Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Chris Whitley, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois). The recording experience proved to be cathartic for the five members of SCI, and the high and low points of the process are revealed in an accompanying DVD that features 30 minutes of exclusive B-roll footage. The end result: a gritty, free-wheeling and powerfully honed collection of 13 original songs, and a band reborn and re-inspired to continue their legacy as one of today's most visionary and talented rock bands.

Tickets on-sale on Friday, August 26 at 10:00 am MDT at

Find almost every Incident available on CD and for download at

Click here for complete String Cheese tourdates.

[Published on: 8/18/05]

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The Glick Thu 8/18/2005 05:47PM
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The Glick

i clicked on the link for complete SCI dates....looks like the west coast (San Francisco) got the shaft again.

We sure could use a killer cheese show.

moephan4420 starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/18/2005 09:57PM
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String Cheese two nights in portland and then two in hampton. Ill be at those shows for sure maybe a few others. State Theatre is such a good venue, seen moe. there many times, maybe one of the best venues in New England.

froggy131 Fri 8/19/2005 07:49AM
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oh no! the midwest got the shaft too!

JudeNev starstarstar Fri 8/19/2005 09:44AM
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"The recording experience proved to be cathartic for the five members of SCI," Um, wouldn't that be SIX guys of SCI, now??

Bummer that they skip from NJ all the way down to Carolina. I thoughtthey liked playing in Virginia! Guess I won't see em this tour after all...bummer.

kricky Fri 8/19/2005 09:55AM
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Here's to hoping that SF gets the NYE show. we deserve it!!
been way to long since they were here for NYE.

come on boys, hit the west coast!!!

cash4dahash starstarstarstar Fri 8/19/2005 12:06PM
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You guys on the West Coast get all of the good shows... We have a good amount over here on the east coast in PA. Big Summer Classic KICKED ASS!!!!!! Can't wait for some more cheese. If anyone likes Jason Hann from SCI check out his cd he made a few years back called "Guinee Fare - West African Dance Rhythms." Really helps to sum up his playing for SCI. Excellent Edidtion for the band!

ph503 starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/19/2005 12:07PM
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Yes!!! The cheese @ Brookedale CC. Any jersey kids out there must hit this show up. Small venue with great acoustics!

rpmills Fri 8/19/2005 01:05PM
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True we (SF) did get the shaft as far as SCI is concerned. But if your interested, Zilla has a show tonight at Cafe Du Nord and Honkytonk Homeslice is doing a show outside Santa Cruz tonight. Sometimes we just have to take what we can get. (Although settling for Zilla, to me, isn't a bad compromise!!!)

fireonshakedownstreet Fri 8/19/2005 04:53PM
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Greenjah star Fri 8/19/2005 06:04PM
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Shaft? Other than Langerado this past March, S. Florida gets overlooked worse than a rose in a field lillies. That's South Florida, as in West Palm, Pompano, Lauderdale, Miami - not Live Oak!! Anyway, it's starting to really piss alot of us off, as the expense to travel can be well, expensive.

What's up Madison House? Give it to me straight -are we not worthy?....

P.S. The article had no information about their tour, just a review of their album????

deadheadjg Sat 8/20/2005 09:18AM
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ive never seen as many people complain about a tour before...take the shows youre given and go see 'em or quit your bitchin

cancerous starstarstar Sat 8/20/2005 02:50PM
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Cheese must stay to their roots and prove to every Colorado fan that this is where it happened and this is where it will end, NYE Colorado would be the hottest show ever, but where would they have it?

calicheezer Sat 8/20/2005 05:50PM
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Big summer > East Langadero > East Fall tour > East I bet after Vegoose they will continue on to the West. I hope Or I am pissed we got the shaft! So cal. . but got a Great Honkeytonk Homeslice Show in Santa Monica. Jason was there and Scott Law is badass.

cjblume starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/21/2005 12:33PM
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NYE = San Fran at Bill Graham

cheesestix starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/21/2005 04:12PM
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alabama rocked it last year if anybody missed it check out birmingham from last fall atl is always fun nice two have two nights and its always good to have cheese back in tennessee thank you cheese you had me worried for a while waitin for this tour but it made all my wet dreams come true cya down south

jdub104 Sun 8/21/2005 06:51PM
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San Francisco will get the NYE shows at the bill graham civic auditorium. It says on the sci official website that their nye plans will be announced soon. We will definetely learn their plans between now and the end of the fall tour.

dannhel starstarstar Sun 8/21/2005 09:41PM
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Yeah man why doesn't Chese ever play Oregon...we got shafted again this tour. I'm glad Hornings was fun!

dlobrown starstar Mon 8/22/2005 02:10PM
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It could be worse for those who missed out on local shows. You could live in Toronto. You could get a home game once every 2-3 years. Your could have to cross a border, a beefed up paranoid border in a van every time you want to see your favorite bands play. You could get shafted on exchange rates, making the ticket 25% more. You could be stuck looking for "It" when you get there and then paying twice the price for half the quality. That's my vent. Hope at least one person feels better. See you in Ithaca.

ttt34wd starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/23/2005 05:33PM
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ithaca state theater is sweet.. it only holds like 2000 people.... i see every show i can there... and i am TOTALLY STOKED the cheese is there 2 nights!!!!

tubbss starstar Wed 8/24/2005 02:35PM
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No love for the midwest, we always get the shaft shaft shaft

adamben1 Wed 8/24/2005 05:29PM
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try living in stl dudes!! stop yer bitchin!

GumboJam Thu 8/25/2005 05:22PM
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anyone have any clue why the Ithaca shows arent at ticketmaster's website?? these are the two i can hit... and i dont have a credit card so i gotta pay cash and FYE grrrr

doctordan starstarstarstar Mon 8/29/2005 12:26PM
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Don't buy ticket from SCIBaseline\Baseline Ticketing they are not give refunds on tickets purchased for the Shakedown Festival. Boycott SCIBaseline\Baseline Ticketing and all events that they sell tickets for at least Ticketwest is giving refunds. This after all their complaining about TicketBastard these folks are worst.

GroovinMan Tue 8/30/2005 11:49AM
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Ya man, stl is the most hated city, talk about shaft, we get no love

umphreekmcgee starstarstar Wed 10/5/2005 09:27PM
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You know what they say, the west is the best but the east is the beast... where's our NYE show at?

3-one Sat 10/22/2005 11:11AM
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what is up for NYE. Phil is at the Bill Graham civic on the 31st. I hear rumors of the Warfield. Anyone, anyone??