Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Announce Tour; Shares First Taste From Forthcoming Album, 'Nanna'

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 below.

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.”

Listen To “Come People” HERE:

Mixed by living legend Errol Brown at Tuff Gong Studios, Nanna earns its place in Rudd's impressive discography. Rudd’s 2002 debut album, To Let, introduced a sound that was a mix of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, blues harp and vocals. In the years that followed, Rudd has released the platinum-selling album, Solace (2004), Food In The Belly (2005), White Moth (2007), Dark Shades Of Blue (2008), Koonyum Sun (2010) and the triumphant 2012 album, Spirit Bird, led by the wonderfully delicate “Follow The Sun.”

Tour Dates:

30-Apr Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
1-May Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
2-May New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3-May Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
5-May Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
6-May Toronto, ON @ Opera House (CMW)
7-May Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
8-May Richmond, VA @ The National
10-May Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Fest
12-May Wilmington, NC @ Brooklyn Arts Center
13-May Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
15-May New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
16-May Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Festival
19-May Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot
20-May Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
21-May Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
22-May Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp
23-May Clarks Grove, MN @ Revival Fest
26-May Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
27-May Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
28-May Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
29-May Napa, CA @ BottleRock Music Festival
30-May Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
31-May San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House

Press contact: 

Penny Palmer | ppalmer@nettwerk.com