Feb 23, 2018
Australian singer-song writer and instrumentalist, Xavier Rudd has released his long awaited new single Walk Away, lifted from his forthcoming new album Storm Boy, set for release later this year. Walk Away is available to stream at all DSP’s here.
To coincide with the release of the new track, Xavier will embark on a small run of dates, performing at intimate venues in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane this April! Xavier has also been announced to headline the inaugural Reverb Festival, in Perth in April also. Delivering material new and old, these shows are not to be missed
Powerful and uplifting, Walk Away is the combustible poignancy of truth, ignited by music. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Bowie, U2) it is one of Xavier’s most powerful songs to date – turning the page on a new chapter in his already epic saga. It is a song that can simultaneously mirror the certitude of our life, or give us respite from it.
“I’ve seen people holding on to nothing,” rings the opening line of Walk Away. Familiarly human, it is a sentiment that we all know. Each of us has been the hoarder of something broken. We have all faced that which we should let go of. “Walk away from all that you know, walk away and hold your own,” sings Xavier as the song climbs to each soaring chorus.
Last year, following his wildly successful Live In The Netherlands double album, Xavier played his largest European tour to date, performing a whopping 28 shows over 34 days to more than 30,000 people.
These headline dates in Australia this April will be the first time in a decade people in Australia will be able to see Xavier in such a wonderfully personal setting.
As his popularity has grown worldwide, so too has Xavier’s album repertoire. His stellar album discography to date includes the ARIA no.2 and now Gold certified Spirit Bird (2012) home to the Triple J Hottest 100 track Follow The Sun.
XAVIER RUDD TOUR DATES
Walk Away Tour
THURSDAY 12 APRIL – TRIFFID, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 13 APRIL – FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY 14 APRIL – THORNBURY THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 15 APRIL – REVERB FESTIVAL, PERTH
Tickets on sale from February 28 here.
FOLLOW XAVIER RUDD
Retired Glam Adelaide Music Editor....or 'Rock Journo' as I prefer to call it. Couldn't play or sing well enough to get into a decent band, so I write about them instead. Currently on Sabbatical, occasionally returning.