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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Ground Breaking Multi-Istrumentalist To Tour North America In Support of 'Dark Shades of Blue'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: JAMIE@EPITAPH.COM
XAVIER RUDD ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Ground Breaking Multi-instrumentalist to Tour North America in Support of His Evocative New Album Dark Shades of Blue

Australian musician, activist, and surfer Xavier Rudd's newest tour will be nothing short of out of this world with headlining dates begin June 18th in Houston and ending up north in Canada July 23rd.

It only makes sense that one would wake up in outer space listening to Xavier Rudd's music, and so it did for the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour last November when they awoke to Rudd's otherworldly song "Shelter" serenading them as they floated in orbit. The rest of us can now recreate the experience when this entirely original artist embarks on a musical trek across North America in support of his landmark new album Dark Shades of Blue.

Dark Shades highlights a heavier psychedelic side of Rudd only hinted at on earlier releases. The guitar-fueled songs, mixed by the renowned Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age), are more complex and rocking than what audiences have come to expect from the lifelong surfer and Dave Matthews tour mate. Yet fans will not be disappointed, for the new direction still holds true to Rudd's passion for mixing rock and folk with indigenous instruments and a host of other voices.

"On Dark Shades of Blue, I think we captured what we do live," Rudd explains. "The thickness of it, the tone - I think we finally achieved what I've always wanted to hear on my recordings".

Praise for Xavier Rudd:

"...he struck a sure bond with his jam-happy audience, encouraging rapture as well as a sense of belonging" - New York Times

"The audience... were soon mesmerized by this energetic one-man jam band's musical joie de vivre and songs evoking the natural world sung in a mellow, Jack Johnson-Ben Harper-style voice. Rudd's now a bona fide phenomenon." - Rocky Mountain News

"It's an ethereal, mesmerizing mix, a hypnotic caustic carnie, burning to your very soul." -The Telegram

"The opening fifteen minutes of Rudd's performance had the audience bouncing uncontrollably to a heady fusion of throbbing lap-guitar riffs and huge, almost tribal beats." - dailymusicguide

Xavier Rudd North American Tour Dates
Thursday, June 18, 2009 House of Blues Houston
1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002

Friday, June 19, 2009 House of Blues Dallas
2200 N Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202

Saturday, June 20, 2009 La Zona Rosa
612 West 4th Street, Austin, TX

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Rialto Theatre
318 E. Congress, Tucson, AZ

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Marquee Theatre
730 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Thursday, June 25, 2009 House of Blues San Diego
1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, June 26, 2009 House of Blues
8430 Sunset, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Saturday, June 27, 2009 Fillmore
1805 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94142

Monday, June 29, 2009 The Showbox
1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Thursday, July 2, 2009 Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Friday, July 3, 2009 Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Saturday, July 4, 2009 Donald Cameron Hall Ampitheatre
Banff, AB (Canada)

Sunday, July 5, 2009 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415-14 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB (Canada)

Monday, July 6, 2009 Winspear Centre
9720 102 Ave., Edmonton, AB (Canada)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 TCU Place
35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

Thursday, July 9, 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival @ Birds Hill Park
Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Set: 8:00 PM

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Metropolis
59 Ste. Catherine E., Montreal, QC (Canada)

Saturday, July 18, 2009 Sunflower Valley
Evolve Music Festival, Antigonish, NS (Canada)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
CNE Grounds, Toronto, ON (Canada)

Thursday, July 23, 2009 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
CNE Grounds, Toronto, ON (Canada)

For more information, please contact Jamie Espinosa
Jamie@epitaph.com
213.413.7353 ext. 223

Xavier Rudd's artist page