"As if Jeff Buckley covered Ziggy Stardust on the banks of the Mississippi Delta"--ESQUIRE
"...like a ghostly David Bowie" -- THE NEW YORKER
Dax Riggs' appearance at the 2007 Austin City Limits festival in September will kick off a string of dates opening for Queens of the Stone Age in support of his solo debut, We Sing of Only Blood or Love (Fat Possum Records).
Having disbanded the well-received deadboy & The Elephantmen, Riggs teamed up with esteemed musician/producer Matt Sweeney to record the 15-track We Sing... under his own name. And considering the first two song titles on We Sing of Only Blood or Love are "Demon Tied to a Chair in My Brain" and "Didn't Know Yet What I'd Know When I Was Bleedin'," it's quite clear Dax hasn't lost the morbidly rocking edge that earned deadboy & the Elephantmen critical and cult acclaim.
All dates with Queens of the Stone Age:
Sept. 15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits - AT&T Stage (solo show)
Sept. 15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits - La Zona Rosa
Sept. 16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Sept. 17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
Sept. 19 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Sept. 20 - Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
Sept. 21 - Jacksonville, FL - Plush
Sept. 22 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Sept. 24 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Sept. 25 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Sept. 26 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sept. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Theatre
Sept. 29 - Charleston, SC - Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium
Be sure to stay tuned for tour dates following the QOTSA stint.