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'FLAG' NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED!
XAVIER RUDD HQ 2 weeks ago

Following appearances at Shaky Knees, Hangout, and Summer Camp music festivals,  sold-out appearances at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and a run of headline dates in the United State, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations return to North America throughout October and November to further celebrate the acclaimed studio album, Nanna. 

Enthralling devoted fans, Xavier Rudd kicked off 2015 by unveiling his long-awaited dream project; a full-blown dub record, backed by an eight-piece international all-star band. After successfully touring on lead-single “Come People”, which included sold-out performances in New York, Colorado, Toronto, and Montreal, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations return to North America in support of their sophomore single “Flag”. “Flag” is the perfect representation of The United Nations’ diverse cultural sound, and indeed the spirit within Xavier Rudd & The United Nations: it is a passionate call to unite, wrapped in pure Tuff Gong authenticity. 

“I feel the spirit of this band is very important. This album, this tour, this family, The United Nations is an example energetically & spiritually of where we need to be as a people. We tour in order to deliver this message and celebrate the energy of one people.” - Xavier Rudd

 With 30+ dates, the band heads across North America, beginning October 8th in California, and wrapping up in North Carolina. The tour encompasses  over a dozen dates across Canada and the United States respectively, including appearances at Phases of the Moon Music Festival in Ozark, AR, Joshua Tree Music Festival in Joshua Tree, CA, and back-to-back nights at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. 

For this tour, Xavier Rudd is offering a limited number of VIP fan-experience tickets in select markets. This is the ultimate way to experience an Xavier Rudd & The United Nations show offering: a Meet & Greet with Xavier Rudd, photo opp with Xavier Rudd and The United Nations, exclusive performance of sneak peak songs from Xavier Rudd & The Untied Nations, limited edition signed screen print poster, and VIP laminate commemorating the evening. 

For VIP packages please visit Maple Music for Canada, and CID Entertainment for the United States 

Fan-club tickets are available now via Front Gate tickets; Tickets available everywhere on Friday, June 26th. 

To join the special fanclub presale. sign up to the mailing list! 

See the TOURS page for a full list of tour dates. 

'FLAG' Australian tour Announced!
XAVIER RUDD HQ 2 weeks ago

 

 

 

Following straight on from their appearance at Splendour In The Grass this July, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations will tour Australia-wide throughout August, September and October to celebrate the release of ‘Flag’ – the second single from their acclaimed debut album, Nanna.

Enthralling his devoted fans, Xavier Rudd kicked off 2015 by unveiling his long-awaited dream project; a full-blown dub record, backed by a eight-piece international all-star band. Supporting lead single ‘Come People’, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations embarked on a sold-out national tour in March that took them to packed theatres in every capital city, and ended with a triumphant homecoming in front of a capacity crowd at Byron Bay Bluesfest. 

As the year has progressed, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations have become a global force. Nanna has received rave reviews, and The United Nations are consistently proving themselves to be one of the best live bands in the world. Spending April and May in North America, the band have been met with even more sold-out shows abroad, with New York, Toronto and Montreal all hitting capacity. Across the Atlantic, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations will spend June and July on a European tour, performing for fans in 16 cities across seven countries, before heading back to Australia for the Flag Tour. An incredible itinerary.

With 35 dates across all states (including performances at theDarwin Festival and Caloundra Music Festival) the Flag Tour is not just regional Australia's first up-close introduction to Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, but also the largest regional tour Xavier has undertaken since his 2012 gold-selling masterpiece, Spirit Bird. For his first full band, and the most dynamic album of his career, it's not surprising that Xavier Rudd wants to take The United Nations to every town in Australia.

“In a time when Australia is digging deep, marching together and standing strong for our threatened communities in the Northwest and simply the long awaited need for positive change for reconciliation in our country, I feel the spirit of this band is very important. This album, this tour, this family, The United Nations is an example energetically & spiritually of where we need to be as a nation. We will be touring regional places in Australia; some we’ve never been to, some we haven’t been for a long time, in order to deliver this message and celebrate the energy of one people with our fellow Australians. Its time to Boogie!”- Xavier Rudd

The Flag Tour begins on Sunday, August 9 at the Darwin Festival.

Tickets go on sale on May 21st at 9am.

To join the special fanclub presale, sign up to the mailing list!

See the TOURS page for a full list of tour dates.    

European Tour Announced
XAVIER RUDD HQ 4 months ago

 

 

 

Yep, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are excited to announce the European dates of the NANNA World Tour!

The announcement comes just days before the 'NANNA' release dates around the world, and joins the already impressive list of tour dates throughout Australia, the USA and Canada.

Between the touch-down show at Brixton Electric on June 24 and finishing at Gurten Festival in Switzerland on July 17, Xavier and his troops will take a bevvy of headline date and festivals as they make their way around Europe.

Stay tuned for a second annoucnement of shows, and head here to see all the dates and ticket info.

 

North American Tour Announced
XAVIER RUDD HQ 5 months ago

Tour Starts on April 30 in Portland, ME

In the past, Xavier Rudd’s onstage one-man-band setup included a half-dozen guitar choices, three didgeridoos and various styles of native drum.  Starting April 30, Rudd will endeavor on the next adventure of an already extensive musical career…as frontman to Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, a band of international musicians with diverse musical influences coming together for the forthcoming album, Nanna (out March 17 via Nettwerk Records).  See full dates .

Featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, horns, flute and backing vocals, the aptly titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations brings together musicians from all corners of the globe, representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea.  Today, the band shares the first taste from the album called “Come People.” 

Fanclub tickets on sale NOW - click here to purchase yours today!

General Admission tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 4th - click here or head to the TOUR page for details!

 

Listen To “Come People” 

 

A NEW YEAR, A NEW ALBUM, A NEW BAND!
XAVIER RUDD HQ 5 months ago

Together with his new band The United Nations, Xavier Rudd is pleased to announce details of his new album Nanna, and the subsequent national Nanna Tour this March & April. Nanna is out in Australia independently on March 13th via Salt X/Universal. Internationally, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are excited to announce their new home at Nettwerk for North America, the UK and Europe.

Xavier Rudd’s eighth studio album, Nanna, was mixed by living legend Errol Brown at the Tuff Gong Studios and follows the wildly successful #2 Gold-selling album Spirit Bird (2012). Spirit Bird was led by the huge single “Follow The Sun”, which went Gold in Australia, reached Platinum sales in Italy and led Xavier Rudd to his largest touring itinerary to date, covering almost every continent during a 30-month world tour.

Nanna has been long awaited by Xavier Rudd fans, but even more so by the man himself. Last year, Xavier Rudd put out to the Universe that it was time to record his dream project and ancestors from around the world answered his call, delivering a collective of amazing musicians by way of his brand new band – The United Nations.

 

Featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, horns, flute, saxophone and backing vocals, the appropriately titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations bands together musicians from all corners of the globe representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea. The band is symbolic of the message that all people of the world can come together and return to spirit, respect the ancient ways, and protect the Earth and the very essence of creation. And, as always with Xavier Rudd, the music is as powerful as the message.

 

Now at the beginning of the next chapter in his career, the release of Nanna will take Xavier Rudd back out on the road, but as fans have never seen him before... in the role of front-man, amidst some of the best players in the world.

Tour dates for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide have now been added to the March calendar, joining Bluesfest in Byron Bay and West Coast Blues & Roots as some of the unmissable shows of the year!

Full show details in the touring page

XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS AT HANGOUT
XAVIER RUDD HQ 6 months ago

We here at HQ are very pleased to announce that Xavier Rudd & the United Nations have been added to the bill for HANGOUT music festival in 2015.

HANGOUT this year takes place from May 15 - 17 on the Gulf Shores of Alabama, and boasts an incdreible line-up including Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Damien Marley and many more.

Check out all details and tickets at

www.hangoutmusicfest.com

 

XAVIER TO PLAY SA'S GORGEOUS FESTIVAL
XAVIER RUDD HQ 6 months ago

The Ultimate Waterman is an event to find the world's best all-round waterman! Happening for the first time ever, the world's finest watermen will come together in New Zealand to compete in 6 different surfing diciplines over 8 days.

The invitation-only contest will seek out the best conditions NZ has to offer that will test the 8 elite competitors' skill and endurance.

There will also be public events open for participation and exhibition events which are all to be based at a hub site on the Auckland waterfront.

http://www.theultimatewaterman.com

JUST ANNOUNCED - 2ND DAMPIER SHOW !!
XAVIER RUDD HQ 6 months ago

Due to a great response to the Xavier Rudd WA Tour - an extra show has been added to the run. With the first show selling out, we are excited to announce that Xavier will be playing a second show at the Mermaid Hotel in Dampier on November 17th.

 

For information and tickets head here... http://xavierrudd.oztix.com.au/

 

NEW ZEALAND SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
XAVIER RUDD HQ 6 months ago

Auckland, NZ (November 11, 2014) – Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd returns to NZ this summer for appearances at Wanderlust Festival and a headline show at Aucklands “The Powerstation”. 
 
Xavier will be performing as a three-piece for the fist time in NZ, joined by South Africa’s finest bassist, Uncle Tio (Lucky Dube / Inzitaba) and percussion power -house Bobby Alu.

The multi-instrumentalist, surfer, animal rights activist and nature conservationist Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on his most recent release, Spirit Bird – once again painting breath-taking 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 bear intense truth and knowledge.

 

Click here for ticketing and show details!

NYD @ THE BASIN CONCERT SERIES - LAUNCESTON
XAVIER RUDD HQ 6 months ago

NYD is shaping up to be a cracker at the Basin Concert Series in Launceston, Tasmania. The Final Artist announcement has just been released so take a look at who will be joining Xavier Rudd - Official for this great day of music!!

 

The artists to be playing include:

Xavier Rudd

Ash Grunwald

The Basics

Younger Dryas

Reuben Koops

Emma Anglesey and Tash Parker

 

 

For more information on the event and tickets are available here...https://www.facebook.com/TheBasinConcert

The Ultimate Waterman
XAVIER RUDD HQ 6 months ago

The Ultimate Waterman is an event to find the world's best all-round waterman! Happening for the first time ever, the world's finest watermen will come together in New Zealand to compete in 6 different surfing diciplines over 8 days.

The invitation-only contest will seek out the best conditions NZ has to offer that will test the 8 elite competitors' skill and endurance.

There will also be public events open for participation and exhibition events which are all to be based at a hub site on the Auckland waterfront.

http://www.theultimatewaterman.com