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Rufus Wainwright Auckland, Wellingtn, Christchurch

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Salacious grandiosity? Sparkling melodies? Stunning lyrics?
Returns for a very special evening of solo splendour

“Both a showman and deeply creative songwriter with a superb knack for live performance.”
All Music Guide

“With Wainwright's resounding tenor proving a thing of power and beauty live, it was some enchanted evening.”
NZ Herald Sold Out 2008 Performance Review.

“One thing you should know about Rufus Wainwright: he's absolutely devastating live.”

Break out the diary, cancel your late February plans, and surprise your loved one(s) with tickets to something truly wonderful and intimate: the one and only Rufus Wainwright is returning to New Zealand for a very special evening featuring our prodigious wunderkind in solo piano and vocal mode.

The UK’s Observer Music Monthly might well have captured the essence of Mr. Wainwright’s entire career when it recently remarked that his latest and fifth studio album, Release The Stars, is “complex, melodramatic, ambitious, vain, beautiful and frequently magnificent!”

Since then, Rufus Wainwright has released his second live solo album and accompanying DVD, Milwaukee at Last!!! – again to rave reviews – and will be releasing a highly anticipated new studio album later in 2010. It is very clear that Rufus Wainwright is a major talent of the 21st Century; the question now is how far will this musical flair take him.

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As music bible Mojo Magazine attests in its Release The Stars review, “Like (Brian Wilson’s) Smile, it extends the language of pop, setting a fearsome standard for anyone equal to the challenge of matching his limitless invention.”

But the important point to take from this announcement is this – do not delay in securing your tickets for this very special concert. If the 2008 Rufus Wainwright Auckland Sold Out show is anything to go by – his return in 2010 will no doubt be the absolute musical highlight of your calendar year!


Tuesday 23rd February Civic Theatre, Auckland
PHONE: 0800 BUY TICKETS or 09 357 3355
BOX OFFICE: Level 2, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland (open 9 – 5.30pm weekdays and 10 – 4pm weekends).

Thursday 25th February James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Phone 0800 TICKETEK or03 377 8899

Saturday 27 February Wellington International Arts Festival
Phone 0800 TICKETEK


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