When he debuted in 2002 with the album To Let, Xavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean – twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward. 7 albums and thousands of fans later, Xavier returns with a new album Spirit Bird (SideOneDummy/EMI Music Canada – released on June 5) and a tour of Canada this fall.
Encompassing all of his musical and spiritual gifts; 2012’s Spirit Bird is Xavier Rudd at his best.
Shaped by his history but continuing to break new ground, Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on Spirit Bird – once again painting breathtaking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sits perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd’s voice, and the voice of his ancestors, yet again bearing truth and knowledge. Canadians fans will have the chance to experience Sprit Bird live as Xavier embarks on a 15 city tour of Canada this fall:
November 14 The Royal Theatre Victoria, BC
November 15 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
November 19 Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB
November 21 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
November 23 Odeon Events Theatre Saskatoon, SK
November 24 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
November 27 Music Park London, ON
November 28 The Phoenix Toronto, ON
November 30 Elements Kitchener, ON
December 3 Guelph Concert Hall Guelph, ON
December 4 Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON
December 5 Imperial Quebec City, QC
December 6 Granada Theatre Sherbrooke, QC
December 7 Metropolis Montreal, QC
Ticket pre-sale will begin June 19th, please visit http://www.xavierrudd.com to purchase tickets.