By Doug Moore
Dax Riggs at Mercury Lounge, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Dax Riggs will always be known in some circles for his work in the influential '90s sludge band Acid Bath, but he's gone on to an extremely impressive career since -- his discography includes work with both Agents of Oblivion & Deadboy & the Elephantmen, along with a string of more recent solo efforts. Riggs's otherworldly voice has only improved with age, and his acoustic solo shows are arguably the best showcase available for his talents -- he typically plays a mix of originals and transcendent covers of work by canonical singer/songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine.
Riggs, who swung through NYC last summer, will be on tour in April with an NYC stop on April 12 at Mercury Lounge. This is an early show -- doors at 7:30 PM with a TBA opener at 8 PM and Dax's set at 9 PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (2/19) at noon.
Dax also has a few shows this month in the South and all dates are listed, along with a song stream, below...
Dax Riggs tour dates 2014:
Feb 21 - Baton Rouge LA The Spanish Moon
Feb 22 - New Orleans LA One Eyed Jack's
Feb 27 - Lafayette LA Jefferson Street Pub
March 14 - Houston TX Fitzgerald's
March 28 - Pascagoula MS World Famous Celtic Club
March 29 - Covington LA Columbia St Rock N Blues Cafe
April 4th St Louis MO The Firebird
April 5th Chicago IL Beat Kitchen
April 8th Newport KY Southgate House Revival
April 9th Columbus OH The Summit
April 10th Cleveland OH Grog Shop
April 12th NYC Mercury Lounge
April 13th Philadelphia PA Kungfu Necktie
April 15th Johnson City TN The Casbah
April 16th Chattanooga TN JJ's
April 17th Birmingham AL The Bottletree
April 18th Jackson MS Martin's
April 19th Hattiesburg MS Benny's Boom Boom Room