Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty Will Be In The First Ave Mainroom March 9th & 10TH


Mike Doughty, the singer, songwriter, producer, author and founder of seminal 90’s band Soul Coughing will be playing their debut LP Ruby Vroom in full in the First Ave Mainroom Saturday Doughty will be joined on these dates by a cellist, bassist, and guitar player. While they will be performing Ruby Vroom in its entirety, in the original sequence, what the audience experiences will be different each night. “When I was looking for something to do between album cycles I decided to tour Irresistible Bliss in full” explains Doughty. “It was incredibly fun forcing myself to work within that structure. The decisions you make when putting together a set list are different from the ones you make when sequencing a record. This is like performing a single, hour-long piece of music.”

Rather than an exact replication of the studio recording, Doughty plans to use a variety of cues and hand signals to adjust the performance in real time. “Live we turn into a musical super-organism. We’re basically doing a real-time remix of the record at each show” tells Doughty. “It won’t not be a note-for-note performance. I’m very proud of the record we made; it’s the sonic embodiment of lower Manhattan in the early 1990’s. Yet there’s a whole other version of this record that lives in my head. I’m extremely excited to see how it evolves night after night.”

Saturday’s show is sold out, but you can still get tickets to Sunday’s show HERE

Upcoming Tour Dates:

3/1      New York City, NY                 Bowery Ballroom
3/2      Boston, MA                           Brighton Music Hall
3/3      Portland, ME                         Port City Music Hall
3/5      Toronto, ON                          Horseshoe Tavern
3/6      Ann Arbor, MI                        The Blind Pig
3/7      Chicago, IL                           Sleeping Village
3/8      Milwaukee, WI                      Colectivo Coffee
3/9      Minneapolis, MN                   First Avenue
3/10    Omaha, NE                           The Waiting Room
3/12    Denver, CO                           Bluebird Theater
3/13    Salt Lake City, UT                 The State Room
3/15    Seattle, WA                           The Crocodile
3/16    Portland, OR                         Aladdin Theater
3/17    Reno, NV                               The Saint
3/19    Novato, CA                            Hopmonk Tavern
3/20    San Francisco, CA                Great American Music Hall
3/22    Los Angeles, CA                    Lodge Room
3/23    San Diego, CA                       Soda Bar
3/24    Phoenix, AZ                           Crescent Ballroom
3/26    Santa Fe, NM                         Meow Wolf
3/28    Dallas, TX                              Club Dada    
3/29    Houston, TX                           White Oak Music Hall
3/30    Austin, TX                              3Ten