The String Cheese Incident announced their summer tour plans today. The complete list of shows is listed below. Tickets go on sale beginning March 6 through the bandâ€™s website, free of all ticket service fees.
A post on the bandâ€™s website reads:
Greetings from The String Cheese Incident Headquartersâ€¦.the management team has been hard at work, racking our brains to try and come up with a couple of new and creative ideas for the Barefoot Boys that will properly capture the feeling of excitement we all get when we look ahead to Summer 2012â€¦..we came up with a massive list of ideas that ranged from shooting Billy out of a cannon to having Kyle brew up a pool full of Summer Ale and inviting all of Boulder over for a swimâ€¦..unfortunately many of these ideas proved to either be prohibitively expensive, logistically impossible or just downright dumbâ€¦..however, we are pleased to report that we did come up with a couple that we wanted to share with everyone.
First, the most exciting thing we have seen sweep across the cultural landscape in the last couple of months has been the mania induced by New York Knick point guard Jeremy Linâ€¦.As Mr. Lin is often referred to by the global media as â€œthe Michael Kang of Basketballâ€ we felt that it was only fair for us to return the favor. Therefore, from this moment forth, the band will now be known as The String Cheese Lincidentâ€¦. Not only are we thrilled by the obvious media boost this will provide for the band but think of the merch possibilitiesâ€¦..Lincredible!!
The second idea we are going to roll out this summer is one that we have actually been working on for a very long time. Way back in the summer of 2003, the band filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against Ticketmaster. The basic gist of the lawsuit was that the band wanted to maintain the ability to sell a large amount of tickets directly to the fans with the intention of keeping the service charge as reasonable as possible. Some very pointed discussions took place, the issue was resolved and the band continued selling tickets as they had always done. Fast forward to today and pay attentionâ€¦..this is the exciting partâ€¦.The String Cheese Incident is proud to announce that we have figured out a way to finally achieve the ultimate goal with this whole ticketing exerciseâ€¦. The Summer Tour of 2012 will be SERVICE CHARGE FREE. Thatâ€™s rightâ€¦..if you order tix thru the bandâ€™s website there will be no service charge add-ons aside from shipping(which is out of our hands)â€¦.the ticket price that is listed is the price that you will pay. The band is going to cover the credit card feeâ€¦.the band is going to cover the cost to take the orders and fulfill the ticketsâ€¦..the cost of a $49.95 ticket to Red Rocks will cost you $49.95â€¦â€¦the cost of a $49.95 ticket to the Greek will cost you $49.95â€¦..a $239 ticket to Horningâ€™s will be $49.95â€¦just kidding, it will actually be $239â€¦.thatâ€™s itâ€¦.super simple. Weâ€™ve got a big batch of tix to sell but the supply is not limitlessâ€¦.get â€˜em while you canâ€¦..
As you will see below, the venues that the band will be visiting this summer have been chosen with lots of love and careâ€¦.they are all epic and we couldnâ€™t be more psyched to get out on the road.
SCI SUMMER 2012 DATES
Sat, May 19 Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, AL
Fri, June 29 Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
Sat, June 30 Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
Sun, July 1 Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
Thur, July 5 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Fri, July 6 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Sat, July 7 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Tu, July 10 Deer Valley Amphitheater Park City, UT
Thur, July 12 Pepsi Amphitheater Flagstaff, AZ
Fri, July 13 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Sat, July 14 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
Sun, July 15 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
Fri, July 20 Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR
Sat, July 21 Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR
Sun, July 22 Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR
TICKETS to SCI 2012 Summer Tour: Pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 6 at 10am MDT at www.stringcheeseincident.com, with public on-sale for all summer Incidents beginning Saturday, March 10 at 10 am MDT at www.ticketmaster.com