SCI announces additional dates along their Summer Tour

SCI has confirmed two new "Incidents" along their sold out New York City and Colorado runs; Wednesday, July 11 th at the Beacon Theatre and Thursday, August 9 th at Red Rocks have been added to their Summer Tour schedule. Tickets for these two shows go on sale on Thursday, May 31 st at 10:00 am Mountain Time at www.stringcheeseincident.com.

The band is also confirmed to headline Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival on Friday, July 20 th on the Main Stage.  Tickets are available now at www.10klf.com.

The list of String Cheese Incident summer tour dates is as follows:
June 15 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
July 11 Beacon Theatre New York, NY / JUST ADDED Tickets on sale May 31 at 10 am MDT
July 12 Beacon Theatre New York, NY / SOLD OUT
July 13 Beacon Theatre New York, NY / SOLD OUT
July 14 Beacon Theatre New York, NY / SOLD OUT
July 20 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN / Tickets on sale now at www.10klf.com 
July 21 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA with Sound Tribe Sector 9 and The Disco Biscuits
July 22 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA with Railroad Earth and Hot Buttered Rum
July 27 Horning's Hideout North Plains, Oregon with Femi Kuti & the Positive Force and others TBA / SOLD OUT
July 28 Horning's Hideout North Plains, Oregon with special guests TBA / SOLD OUT
July 29 Horning's Hideout North Plains, Oregon with ALO and others TBA / SOLD OUT
August 3 Camp Zoe Salem, MO Big Summer Classic
August 4 Camp Zoe Salem, MO Big Summer Classic
August 5 Camp Zoe Salem, MO Big Summer Classic 
Confirmed artists include The Roots, Los Lobos, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Greyboy Allstars, The Wailers, Infected Mushroom, Del McCoury Band, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Vusi Mahlasela, Bassnectar, David Lindley, Drew Emmitt Band, Buckwheat Zydeco, Chris Berry & Panjea, EOTO, Jonah Smith, The Schwag, Old School Freight Train and others TBA. www.bigsummerclassic.com
August 9 Red Rocks Morrison, CO / JUST ADDED Tickets on sale May 31 at 10 am MDT
August 10 Red Rocks Morrison, CO / SOLD OUT
August 11 Red Rocks Morrison, CO / SOLD OUT
August 12 Red Rocks Morrison, CO / SOLD OUT

For tickets and additional information visit www.stringcheeseincident.com

As always, not-for-profit Conscious Alliance will be at every show to host food drives. Attendees are encouraged to bring 10 non-perishable food items to each show redeemable for an exclusive event poster. www.consciousalliance.org

There are currently no plans for The String Cheese Incident beyond summer of 2007.

Over the past decade, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America's most significant independent bands. Born in 1993 in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, SCI has since released 6 albums, 3 DVDs and countless live recordings from their relentless tour schedule. Their 14 year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. They have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for their community spirit, philanthropic endeavors, and for their innovative approach to the business of music.

When The String Cheese Incident's growth first started gaining momentum over a decade ago, when the internet was just beginning to take hold and the major-label business model was failing, the band decided to make music on their own terms.

Since then, The String Cheese Incident has gone on to carve out a completely different approach to the business of music; they are truly pioneers of a new way of "making a band."  With the World Wide Web as their tool, SCI was among the first artists to disseminate information via the internet, such as tour dates, release information, and other news, to their growing fan base.  Rather than doing business on such terms as "the bottom line," The String Cheese Incident put their music and their fans first, opening companies of their own, including a ticketing company, a merchandise company and a fan travel agency, to best serve their community. The band's record label, SCI Fidelity Records, has always operated under the same ideals. Even early on, SCI Fidelity embraced downloadable music and file sharing, delivering SCI's "On the Road" series, where every show the band plays is made available for download on the internet.  Whether they realized it at the time or not, The String Cheese Incident was inventing grassroots band development.  Today, literally hundreds of bands are using some version of this same approach to building a band. 

The String Cheese Incident's commitment goes well beyond their immediate community, and even beyond the music community as a whole. Early on, the band took a serious interest in giving back to the communities that they visited, and they were among the first performers to encourage "Green" shows and tours.  SCI's support has helped give rise to such not-for-profit organizations as Conscious Alliance, Rock the Earth, and Head Count. In 2002, when the band's right to sell tickets to their own shows became threatened by ticketing giant Ticketmaster, the band stood strong for the independent music community and filed a lawsuit against the company.  All the while, The String Cheese Incident has stayed committed to music as a creative endeavor, not just in their recordings but also in their live performances.  The list of SCI's special guests and collaborators is long and diverse. Their annual events such as Horning's Hideout, and holiday shows such as New Year's and Halloween, have helped redefine the concert experience and has garnered the band a reputation as live music vibe innovators.