Xavier Rudd Tonight!

Known not just for his wholly original approach to making music and must-be-seen-to-be-believed live shows, Xav is also recognized as a great Australian activist, advocating for indigenous rights and environmental responsibility.  Both his social conscious and sense of hopeful exultation co-exist on Dark Shades released Aug 19.

The past few years have been a whirlwind for Xavier.  In between sold out tours in Europe, Australia and the US, both headlining and supporting the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, he has been working on the film score for fellow-surfer and Rudd-enthusiast Matthew McConaughey’s Surfer Dude, a film starring McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson.

Guitar-driven jams expand on a sound only hinted at on previous releases, and distortion often supplants the pretty jangly guitars heard on earlier work.  Mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age), Dark Shades of Blue shows Xav at his most assertive, heavy and psychedelic, and while Xav’s signature didgeridoo remains.

With special guest Griffin House Tuesday, Sept 23, 8:00 pm show, 7:00 pm doors Majestic Theatre 608.255.0901 $20 adv $22 dos – all ages

Xavier Rudd “Stargaze” on Jimmy Kimmel

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  1. o Xavier Rudd is by far my favorite musician right now! Not only are his melodies enticing and the way he plays the didgeridoo entrancing but the fact that he’s vegetarian too makes me ecstatic! When I read this article http://www.petaasiapacific.com/feature_xavier_rudd_vegetarian.asp?c=papfsxr on PETAAsiaPacific.com I was more than enthused to find out that my celeb crush had the same compassion I did. Read the article for yourself to find out more about Xavier and why he loves animals so much he won’t eat them.

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