Xavier Rudd U.S. Tour

Acclaimed Australian Performer Takes Break from Scoring
Matthew McConaughey's Surfer Dude to Tour the States

Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd, the beloved Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist will return to the U.S. on January 8 for a three week tour kicking off in Santa Cruz, CA. The tour will be in support of his Anti- Records sophomore accomplishment White Moth, co-produced with the legendary Dave Ogilvie (David Bowie, Marilyn Manson).

In between sold out tours in Europe, Australia and the U.S., supporting the likes of the Dave Matthews Band and Ani DiFranco, Xavier Rudd has been working on the film score for fellow-surfer and Rudd-fan Matthew McConaughey's Surfer Dude, starring McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson. "When I was first turned on to Xavier's music, I didn't say 'who is that,' I said 'what is that' and I was instantly addicted to the sound and message," says McConaughey. "He's one of the most original artists in music today and the score he lays down, like our film, will be anything but typical."

Known for his unique blend of folk, reggae, rock and world music, Rudd incorporates not only instruments native to Australia, but also indigenous voices, giving expression to Aboriginal singers, who, Rudd believes "are the special people, who, as human beings, have been connecting with this land for thousands and thousands of years."

Hear Xavier Rudd's score for Surfer Dude summer 2008, and be sure to check out his sure-to-be-stellar U.S tour (all dates with Mishka):

01/08/08 Tue The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
01/09/08 Wed The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
01/10/08 Thu House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
01/11/08 Fri House of Blues San Diego, CA
01/12/08 Sat Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
01/15/08 Tue Belly Up Aspen, CO
01/16/08 Wed Belly Up Aspen, CO
01/17/08 Thu Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
01/18/08 Fri Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
01/19/08 Sat Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
01/21/08 Mon First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
01/22/08 Tue The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
01/23/08 Wed Exit/In Nashville, TN
01/25/08 Fri The Social Orlando, FL
01/26/08 Sat State Theater St. Petersburg, FL
01/29/08 Tue Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
01/30/08 Wed Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
02/04/08 Mon Centennial Hall London, ON
02/05/08 Tue Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON
02/08/08 Fri Metropolis Montreal, QC
02/09/08 Sat Metropolis Montreal, QC
02/13/08 Wed Burton Cummings Theater Winnipeg, MB
02/14/08 Thu The Lakeview Auditorium Saskatoon, SK
02/17/08 Sun Banff Centre Theatre Complex Banff, AB
02/20/08 Wed Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, BC
02/22/08 Fri Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC


[Published on: 11/16/07]

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moejoerisin Fri 11/16/2007 03:13PM
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can't wait! crazy colorado love.

Chaloupka Fri 11/16/2007 04:08PM
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I don't know much about him, but I've heard he's the Australian version of Keller Williams.

schlubens Fri 11/16/2007 04:52PM
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kind of...but different. he is keller in the aspect that he is usually alone on stage. and he plays the didgeridoo

schlubens Fri 11/16/2007 04:52PM
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and yeah for florida dates!

FATTY64 Fri 11/16/2007 08:40PM
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Rudd he is the man live I saw his at ROO this summer, but where is the Georgia love, what about the ATL or ATHENS?

moejoerisin Fri 11/16/2007 10:23PM
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kind of like keller.. though i think his music is definitely better. no disrespect to my man keller, but xavier is a little less... gimmicky?

Cleofus starstarstarstar Sat 11/17/2007 06:50AM
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saw this cat about 3 years ago at Bele Chere in Asheville. Really had a great groove going and some very exotic soundz.

moecheeseplease starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/17/2007 09:37AM
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xavier rudd is just a lot better than keller. he's actually a song writer. keller is just goofy. there are nothing alike. just because they both play acoustic songs doesnt make them the same.

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/17/2007 09:38AM
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Glag to see some Flagstaff love out of this small us tour! Its gonna be a fun one!

manlejo starstarstarstar Sat 11/17/2007 10:08AM
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I'm going to go with moejoerisin, but disagree with moecheeseplease. Xavier's definitely less gimmicky, but I still dig Keller's songwriting more. Xavier is to kickdrum and didg beats as Keller is to loop machines and simple but catchy bass lines. Both worth seeing if you never have before! But of course, as an international act, Xavier's only playing select locations... might have to hit up some Boulder theater...

AUSTINITSUA Sat 11/17/2007 10:11AM
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YMSB overrated? Maybe just a little. But it is sooo cool to see at least one young bluegrass band is playing venues like Red Rocks.

mickrod420 starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/17/2007 10:20AM
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XAVIER RUDD. Very Humble, good dude. May he bring love and peace to American souls. Peace to Xavier!

Cheezefreek starstarstar Sat 11/17/2007 10:20AM
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Come back to Northampton....please

philhitz Sun 11/18/2007 06:47AM
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Yonder Mountain is not overrated - they're outstanding! -- as is both the mule & x. rudd -- just wish x. was showing some midwest love w/ this tour.

Greatwaves Sun 11/18/2007 08:19AM
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Xavier is the BOMB, his music is very socially oriented in that it brings attention to planatary problems, and human existance and an understanding underlying message of love for all and this great planet, he is like Keller in that hes a one man band, but he does a lot less looping, plays many instruments with his four limbs and mouth. his music is less fun than kellers and more socially aware and straight forward, He should be touring with Franti and billed as the world needs change tour....check him out, i wish he was coming to the Great Lake states

tourfan starstarstarstarstar Sun 11/18/2007 12:01PM
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I guess I might have to take in the beantown gig. Looking forward to it already based on this report and the comments.

mulestar Sun 11/18/2007 01:42PM
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Sweet that rudd's back on this side of the pond. Would have liked to see a little more east coast love...wish he had an asheville date in there or something.

Filo-I had friends at that show and said that yonder sucked that night as well. However, I've seen them 5 other times and can't wait to do so again.

mlr4d Sun 11/18/2007 09:42PM
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SELL OUT THE SOUTHERN SHOWS and encourage more on his next US run

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He is spiritual, not in the silly gay way of Franti, either.

XAVIER RUDD. Very Humble, good dude. May he bring love and peace to American souls. Peace to Xavier!

Its true.. he is a down to earth person that loves mother earth and cares about human suffering. Keller is more of a gimmick. yes...

bigfro Tue 11/20/2007 10:23AM
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very cool. he doesn't play the same set every night like Franti

gregpua starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/22/2007 07:52AM
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I'm stoked, I'll probably hit up the Nashville show cause it's close my neck of the woods. Good vibes your way Xavier!