The String Cheese Incident To Stream Every Show For 2010
String Cheese Incident fans who can’t make one of the shows on the band’s short list of concerts in 2010 now have a second option – streaming the performances to their computer desktops.
The band will stream every performance through video site iCLIPS, including its upcoming three-night run at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 23-25, its four-night residency in North Plains, Ore., at Horning’s Hideout, July 29-Aug. 1 and the multi-night “Hulaween” gigs in Hampton, Va., at the Hampton Coliseum Oct. 29-30.
Sure, you can consider the iCLIPS streaming as a perfectly acceptable Plan B for when you can’t get tickets, but we’re sure plenty of fans attending the shows will pony up a few bucks to relive the moments as well.
That’s right. If you want to bask in SCI concert vids, you’ll have to pay for the privilege. It costs money to shoot the shows, edit the footage and then stream the finished results to your desktop. But the prices shouldn’t break your bank, plus there aren’t any pesky service charges or add-on expenses to further deflate your wallet.
Want to try it out by purchasing a stream of a single show? That will coast you $7.99. However, you can bundle the shows for a lower price, such as buying the three Red Rocks streams for $15 or pick up three streams from Horning’s Hideout for $20, which also includes streams of other acts on the bill.
You can also get this year’s concert streams by picking up the all-access pass for $45. But if that still doesn’t quench your SCI thirst, pop for the $60 premium all-access, which includes every show and one show poster, or up it to the $100 premium all-access and get every show plus signed posters from each venue.
It’s no secret that sales of recorded music are in the Dumpster and those big record label paydays of yore have become relics of the pre-digital music industry. Bands and artists are relying on touring income now more than ever, and SCI selling streams via iCLIPS is yet another example of creating revenue channels related to live performances. Sure, The String Cheese Incident streams come with a price, but don’t you wish all your favorite bands did something similar?