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Dax Shows Minnesota Why It’s Different Now

This year has been a huge year for the artist Dax. To begin with, he is a man who knows how to go viral. He created his Youtube channel in 2012 and has amassed a fan base of 1.7 million on Youtube alone. In total, his channel has nearly 200 million views and counting. Earlier this year, Dax went on tour with Tech N9ne and when that tour was over he announced his first solo headlining tour ever. The “It’s Different Now” tour has already been to 12 cities out of the 30+ city tour across America and Canada, and Minnesota gave a truly warm welcome to Dax when he performed last night.

Dax gives a fan a fist bump from the stage.
Dax – Photo By Andrew Qualley

Minnesota Support

The night went as follows: a few Minnesotan artists received the opportunity to perform, then Calenraps (opener for Dax) went on, and then Dax himself. Before we get to talking about Dax, we need to give some love to the Minnesotan artists who took the stage. The local people who performed were Reed Benjamin & Doctor Ew, Zateb, and more. The artists got the crowd singing along, they offered a wide variety of music which the audience appreciated.

Zateb opening for Dax at The Cabooze in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zateb – Photo By Andrew Qualley

Calenraps Takes The Stage

Here’s where the tone of the night started to change. Calen’s set lasted about 30 minutes, which was enough time for us to get a taste of the music he puts out. He is most known for his #BarsOnly series on Youtube, where he raps to a different beat each time for around a minute. His set consisted of his songs, “The Usual,” “Crossroads,” “It Is What It Is,” and a few more.

Calenraps get personal with the fans and goes on their level to perform one of his hit songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota at The Cabooze
Calenraps – Photo by Andrew Qualley

Dax Up Next

If you know Dax, you know about his time as an overnight janitor. He paid homage to that time by coming out on stage with a mop and a bucket and started mopping the stage; that got a good laugh out of everyone. Dax’s performance was full of highlights. The most memorable were a water bottle drinking contest that Dax had with a fan, a mosh pit forming and the whole audience jumping with Dax in the middle, and the crowd chanting “Dax, Dax, Dax” when he walked on stage. Dax brought a stool on stage and sat down to perform a very personal rendition of his song “Dear God.” That was my favorite moment.

Dax performing his new song "Dear God" on stage in Minneapolis, Minnesota at The Cabooze
Dax – Photo by Andrew Qualley

It Really Is Different Now

Dax is someone who comes from humble beginnings and aims to push everyone to achieve their highest potential. The It’s Different Now tour is a culmination of the trials he has overcome to get where he is today. Once an overnight janitor, now headlining a tour across two countries, you can see how far Dax has come. Overall, Dax has high ambitions and goals. He stated, “by the 5th or 6th tour, I’ll be in stadiums AND selling them out.” I’ll be the first to tell you that if he keeps putting on performances like the one he did last night, that claim will soon become a reality.

Written by Andrew Qualley

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