Xavier Rudd returns with a new tour and a new album due out in late spring, recorded in Byron Bay in his native Australia and entitled 'Koonyum Sun', the sixth in his discography.
Five dates for the blond multi-instrumentalist, from 22 to 29 July, starting in Rome and ending in Merano, via Milan, Pordenone and Genoa.
Unlike his other Italian appearances, Xavier Rudd arrives with a band at his side, consisting of Tio Moloantoa on bass and Andile Nqubezelo on drumsThey make up a power trio that frees its leader from the 'one-man band' persona he had created in the years leading up to 2008.
Xavier Rudd met his two current bandmates in the summer of 2008 at Austria's Nuke Festival, and from that moment on his concert life took a turn.
The upcoming new album is a departure from the previous 'Dark Shades of Blue', which featured a darker, rougher sound, much closer to rock than the other works.
With 'Koonyum Sun', Rudd seems to want to return to the origins of his own, sunnier, 'Australian' sound.
Xavier Rudd is considered in his homeland and by specialist critics worldwide to be a pioneer of the indigenous sound, thanks to which he is often compared to his two friends and collaborators Ben Harper and Jack Johnson.
THURSDAY 22 JULY ROME VILLA ADA, "ROME MEETS THE WORLD 2010".
FRIDAY 23 JULY MILAN SUMMER MAGNOLIA
SATURDAY 24 JULY SESTO AL REGHENA (PN) PIAZZA CASTELLO, "Sexto 'nplugged".
WEDNESDAY 28 JULY GENOA ARENA DEL MARE, GENOA GUITAR FESTIVAL
THURSDAY 29 JULY MERAN (BZ) CASTEL TRAUTTMANSDORF,World Music Festival