The Cheese will perform Jan. 21 and 22 at The Knitting Factory. Fan club tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Tickets to the public become available Nov. 21 and 22. Hit the group's website to purchase.
It's been a long time since The String Cheese Incident made a Boise stop. When the group last performed at the 999-capacity Knitting Factory in 2005, it was called The Big Easy.
Formed in 1993, The Cheese became one of the neo-hippie genre's most successful, groundbreaking bands — not must musically but economically. The members have taken an admirably creative, independent-minded approach to the music business. Skiing used to be a huge driving force for the band's winter tours. I remember snowboarding until I dropped during a two-night String Cheese stop in 1999. It didn't come to Boise at all. It was in Sun Valley, where the skiing's better.
"Song in My Head," The Cheese's first studio album in nearly a decade, hit the streets this spring.