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Xavier Rudd Is Undertaking One of the Largest Tours of Any Aussie Artist in 2022

With 86 dates on his ‘Jan Juc Moon’ album launch tour, it’s clear that Xavier Rudd doesn’t do things by halves.

Xavier Rudd

Ben Watson*

Xavier Rudd has spent more than two decades as one of the country’s most beloved and most revered artists, but as he continues to add more dates to his current global tour, it’s clear he’s in the midst of one the largest tours of any Aussie artist this year.

It was only back in March that Rudd unleashed his tenth studio album, Jan Juc Moon. His seventh consecutive album to place in the ARIA top ten, the record showcases the arresting quality of Rudd’s passion and musicianship, intertwining in a way that can only be described as magical.

“Weaving together organic sounds of nature and wildlife, themes of environmentalism and Indigenous history—and powerful compositions that sees him working with the likes of J-MILLA or the Slabb Brothers—Jan Juc Moon is one of Xavier Rudd ‘s most resonant albums to date,” wrote Rolling Stone of the record back upon its release.

With the record out in the world now, the next logical step for Xavier Rudd was to hit the road to share with his adoring fans the breathtaking songs that make up his latest album. But, it’s not enough for Rudd to simply take his new work on the road with a run of headline dates in major cities (including Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart, of course), rather, he’s an artist who doesn’t do things by half measures, having announced a truly immense national tour.

Kicking off his run of dates back in late May, the extensive national trek sees Xavier Rudd making an absolutely mammoth 86 stops, visiting every state and territory in Australia across 38 dates as he traverses the expansive natural landscape that inspires his work. After wrapping up locally, Rudd will head overseas for his international tour taking in 18 countries across 48 dates with shows already sold out in the likes of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Belgium.

Joining him on his tour is First Nations duo Marlon x Rulla, whose acclaimed performance at the 2021 edition of WOMADelaide saw Rolling Stone note that, “the group not only cemented themselves as one of the most monumental names on the bill for the evening, but set themselves aside as a pair of artists that you not only should, but undoubtedly need, to pay attention to as their career continues to rise.”

Having already powered through a run of Queensland shows, Rudd is currently in the midst of his trek through New South Wales, with this week seeing him visit the likes of Sydney and Newcastle before dipping down to the nation’s capital for a show at the Canberra Theatre.

What’s most impressive though is the fact that Rudd’s 86-date run of shows makes this current Jan Juc Moon album tour one of the largest tours undertaken by an Australian artist in 2022, only being eclipsed by a handful of the country’s best, such as Amy Shark and her mammoth 114 show touring schedule. It underlines Rudd’s status as an iconic artist and performer.

His current tour is set to continue for another month-and-a-half as Rudd visit’s the entire left side of the country, so if you’re yet to take the chance to catch one of Australia’s most beloved and revered performers live, now is the chance, with tickets on sale via his official website.

Xavier Rudd – Jan Juc Moon Album Tour (Australian dates)

Supported by Marlon x Rulla

Thursday, June 16th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday, June 17th
Civic Theatre Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW

Saturday, June 18th
Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Friday, June 24th
Barossa Arts Centre, Tanunda, SA

Saturday, June 25th
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Thursday, June 30th
Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS

Friday, July 1st
Paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport, TAS

Saturday, July 2nd
Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Friday, July 8th
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC

Saturday, July 9th
Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC

Tuesday, July 12th
Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Wednesday, July 13th
Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Wangaratta, VIC

Friday, July 15th
Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC

Saturday, July 16th
Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC

Sunday, July 17th
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Tuesday, July 19th
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA

Wednesday, July 20th
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Thursday, July 21st
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Friday, July 22nd
Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA

Saturday, July 23rd
This Life Music Festival, Carnarvon, WA

Sunday, July 24th
Federation Park, Exmouth, WA

Tuesday, July 26th
Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha, WA

Wednesday, July 27th
Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha, WA

Tickets on sale now through the Xavier Rudd website