Fresh off the back of their sold out Australian Modern Pressure tour, the bands critically acclaimed 4th album, the Riggs charged into 2020 supporting Sticky Fingers across a widespread New Zealand Arena tour, to return to Australia and join Billy Idol at the Australian Open and across the country for a slew of arena shows. The momentum was exciting but this was all to come crashing down due to the new normal – Covid-19.
For many artists this was an opportunity to perform acoustic songs on Instagram. The Riggs however, pivoted into studio mode releasing a full length Dub re-imagining of ‘Active Galactic’, a live studio EP entitled ‘Live At The Aviary’ with accompanying live studio footage showcasing their prowess as studio musicians.
Half of the band also split off during the downtime working with Producer Scott Horsecroft and acted as the rhythm section for the new Triple J celebrated debut Hayley-Mary album and Adelaide artist ALLDAY as lead singer Elliott Hammond released his first solo project under Drac Hammond.
Now the curtains have lifted and The Riggs can return to the stage! Promising to deliver their high energy, enchanting disco fuelled form of ‘Brit-Hop’ and fan favourites from across all releases, back to a more intimate setting for some surprises. These are shows that will guarantee to put a smile back on your face and beer spilt on your shoes. Don’t miss possibly the greatest Rock & Roll shows of this year.
The new Cherry Bar
68 Little Collins St, Melbourne
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