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News: String Cheese Incident to play a private Denver date

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String Cheese Incident called it a day in 2007, but now they’re back with a big festival date in Michigan and a private local show to boot.

String Cheese Incident is coming back to Denver – if only for one exclusive rehearsal show at the Ogden Theatre next week.

The Boulder jam band called it a day in August 2007 when they announced an indefinite hiatus.

“Forever or for a while, nobody really knows,” head Cheese Billy Nershi told The Denver Post in August of 2007. “People in the band don’t really know.”

But earlier this year the group announced a third-billing appearance at the Rothbury Festival in Michigan – an event thrown by the Denver offices of AEG Live and String Cheese’s longtime partners at Madison House Presents in Boulder. The band is billing Rothbury as its only performance of 2009, but some friends and family – and those willing to shell out the dough on eBay – will witness what SCI is calling a “sound check” at the Ogden Theatre on June 24.

The show will give the group an opportunity to play in front of an audience before Rothbury, and it will also act as a fundraiser for SCI’s friends at Conscious Alliance, a non-profit that collaborates with musicians to coordinate food drives.

Tickets to the Ogden Theatre show are not being sold anywhere save for eBay, where Conscious Alliance is selling a handful of tickets as a fundraiser. Earlier this week, tickets were going for between $150 and $165 on the auction site. Some tickets had also filtered to craigslist.org, where they were being sold for a similar amount – or bartered for Phish tickets at Red Rocks.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and co-editor of Reverb and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post. He is also the executive director of the Underground Music Showcase, Colorado’s premier festival of local music. Follow his whimsies at Twitter, his live music habit at Gigbot and his iTunes addictions at Last.fm.

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