String Cheese "Roots Run Deep" Tour
Words By J-man
Its exciting to hear that one of our scene's powerhouses, The String Cheese Incident will be back on the road opening it's tour November 25th at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC! With the announcement of this tour came a lot criticism both of the band's ticketing strategy and music. Many complained that it seemed odd that the tour was announced on SCI's site and Facebook just a few days prior to the public on sale date of the tickets, giving fans little time to save funds or make arrangements.
Additionally, many fans aren't happy about the $50.00 ticket cost, plus surcharge for a band that many feel aren't up to par. A heavy electronic wave has taken over SCI and the EOTO influence has become very apparent. For a band that used to play almost straight bluegrass, their sound has done a near 180.
For many other fans, tickets have been purchased, plans have been made and they are ready to get down. There is something to be said for respecting the progression of music and sound. Many die-hard fans are just happy to get a tour from one of their favorites, who haven't toured since 2007.
A direct result of the the large fanbase came as servers were clogged with excited folks looking to purchase tickets. It should be an interesting run. MusicMarauders will be along for many of the dates! Stay tuned for coverage...
Roots Run Deep Tour Dates:
November 25, 2011 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium- Asheville, NC
November 26, 2011 Fox Theatre- Atlanta, GA
November 27, 2011 Georgia Theatre- Athens, GA
November 28, 2011 Ryman Auditorium- Nashville, TN *Acoustic & Electric sets
November 30, 2011 Lyric Opera House- Baltimore, MD
December 1, 2011 Tower Theatre- Upper Darby, PA
December 2, 2011 The United Palace- New York, NY
December 3, 2011 The United Palace- New York, NY
December 4, 2011 Orpheum Theatre-Boston, MA