Gifted multi-instrumentalist and icon for positive change, Xavier Rudd, will join musical powers with Donovan Frankenreiter and Nahko & Medicine for the feel-good tour of the year.
Fresh from three months of heavy touring in Europe and North America, Xavier says the decision to unite voices, cultures and music with Donovan and Nahko just happened.
“I saw Nahko and Medicine last year and they were brilliant. We collaborated and connected so I asked them about touring with me to the States, from there we decided to continue that journey here. I've known Donny for about ten years; we played shows in Europe last year and talked about performing together in Australia ‘round the same time as Nahko, so we just decided to put it all together.”
The new tour will see some onstage collaboration between the musicians, and a new visual show to accompany their beautiful sounds.
“It’s going to be a really stunning audio visual show by Sinem Saban, who directed the great documentary ‘Our Generation’. It’s three screens of beautiful and destructive visuals of our planet that have come in from all over the world. I’ve wanted to launch these visuals on tour for a long time. It’s exciting.”
Promising to play a mixture of new and older tracks, Xavier says he's recruited a new drummer to his usual 'one-man-show’.
“I'm playing with an amazing drummer called Charles Wall, also known as Bobby Alu. He drummed with me in the States. He's deadly. He's just got so much love and so much groove, it’s a pretty cool little exchange.”
Xavier Rudd plays Yac Ampitheatre Oct 7 and The Tivoli Oct 8. Xavier also plays The Caloundra Music Festival Oct 6.