Xavier Rudd Announces US Tour Dates

posted July 10, 2012

Xavier Rudd Announces US Tour Dates

Making his way halfway around the globe, Xavier Rudd, one of Australia’s most iconic voices today, is coming to the US for a string of tour dates in support of his recently released and critically-hailed seventh album Spirit Bird (SideOneDummy Records; released June 5, 2012). A multi-instrumentalist, world class surfer, animal rights activist and nature conservationist, Rudd’s widespread appeal transcends genres and categories, creating an atmosphere that Aquarian Weekly describes as “easy, feel-good listening that musically keeps you interested for its entirety.” His legendary live performances replete with his indigenous didgeridoos, has been hailed by About.com as a communal dance party that “takes almost no time for the crowd to start its bouncing, twirling, and all-out dancing.” Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, July 13th.

Fusing hypnotic ceremonial rhythms into tender and breezy folk songs, Rudd creates a vibe and tone that is unmistakably earthy and excitingly expansive. Eastern Surf Magazine says, “He doesn’t create music; music just comes through him.” Paste Magazine offers, “He combines soft, melodic vocals with unique instrumentals to create a sound that is all at once inspiring and heartbreaking.” Perfectly representative of his mesmerizing ability to combine rhythm, melody and sounds from nature, the first single, “Follow the Sun” ebbs and flows hypnotically, with a lilting guitar line and a flitting harmonica that propels you forward in a breezy haze. By incorporating aboriginal chants into the fabric of the title track, Xavier constructs an epic goosebump-inducing song that soars in otherworldly bliss, cathartically crashing into a whispered hush.

North American Tour

  • Oct 9 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
  • Oct 10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
  • Oct 12 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
  • Oct 13 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
  • Oct 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
  • Oct 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Oct 17 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
  • Oct 18 Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak Music Hall
  • Oct 20 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
  • Oct 21 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
  • Oct 22 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
  • Oct 23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
  • Oct 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
  • Oct 26 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • Oct 28 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • Oct 29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
  • Oct 30 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
  • Nov 1 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • Nov 2 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • Nov 3 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
  • Nov 4 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
  • Nov 5 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
  • Nov 7 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • Nov 8 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
  • Nov 10 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • Nov 11 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre