The String Cheese Incident Debuts Tom Petty Cover At Red Rocks 2017 Opener

The String Cheese Incident returned to their home state of Colorado last night for the first of a three-night stand at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. The jamband stalwarts treated their fans to two packed sets that featured a bust-out and the debut of a classic rock cover.

The String Cheese Incident began their trio of Red Rocks shows with “Believe,” the title track from their most-recent studio album, which was debuted a little over a year ago at the Electric Forrest Festival. From there band went old-school with “Smile,” a tune that dates all the way back to 1997. Next up came a sequence of “These Waves” > “Djibouti Bump” > “Can’t Stop Now.” A stand-alone “Falling Through The Cracks” came ahead of a monster closing-run that began with fan-favorite “Miss Brown’s Teahouse,” which segued into a bust-out “Parker’s Blues.” It was the first time SCI had dusted of the Kyle Hollingsworth-penned original since July of 2004. The band worked it’s way back into “Miss Brown’s Teahouse,” and moved straight into “Birdland” > “Orange Blossom Special” > “Birdland” to bring the first set to a close.

The jamgrass act’s opened the second set with another Hollingsworth tune “You’ve Got The World,” which appeared on the keyboardist’s 2014 solo record Speed Of Life. “Valley Of The Jig” followed with “Windy Mountain” > “Joyful Sound” > Rumble” following. “Outside And Inside” came next, which eventually segued into the debut of “You Wreck Me,” from Tom Petty’s 1994 solo album Wildflowers. The Petty cover transitioned into their their second debut of night “In The Hall Of The Mountain King,” an orchestral piece by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, before closing things out with “Beautiful.”

An unusual “Drums” began SCI’s encore, as they were joined by Jyemo Club, with a take on Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Don’t It Make You Want To Dance” closing out night one of three.

Watch pro-shot video of the opening show from each set, and check out the full setlist below:



[You’ve Got The World]

Setlist (via Friends Of Cheese)

Set 1:Believe, Smile, These Waves > Djibouti Bump > Can’t Stop Now, Falling Through The Cracks, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Parker’s Blues* > Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Birdland > Orange Blossom Special > Birdland

Set 2: You’ve Got The World, Valley of the Jig, Windy Mountain > Joyful Sound > Rumble, Outside And Inside > You Wreck Me** > In The Hall of the Mountain King > Beautiful

Encore Drums*** > Don’t It Make You Want To Dance

* LTP 7-29-04

** Tom Petty cover

*** with Jyemo Club

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