Ru­fus Wain­wright Dou­ble Pass. Per­form­ing at Auck­land Town Hall Satur­day, March 2

Hamilton News - - COMMUNITY -

The enig­matic Grammy-nom­i­nated singer, song­writer, and com­poser who is Ru­fus Wain­wright is re­turn­ing to New Zealand and will per­form in Auck­land on his much an­tic­i­pated 20-year an­niver­sary All These Poses Tour.

We have a dou­ble pass up for grabs for you to join in this aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion!

For these spe­cial an­niver­sary shows, Ru­fus and his band will per­form ma­te­rial from both the epony­mous Ru­fus Wain­wright (1998) and sopho­more Poses (2001) — two crit­i­cally ac­claimed al­bums fea­tur­ing fan favourites such as Cig­a­rettes And Choco­late Milk, Poses, April Fools. Cal­i­for­nia, and Fool­ish Love.

It was his self-ti­tled de­but which first burst him onto the mu­sic scene. Im­me­di­ately beloved, both Ru­fus and the record were widely hailed as a break­through. It in­flu­enced many artists that came af­ter him and set the path for his il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer ever since.

“Twenty years, what can I say?” states Ru­fus. “In life, one stands the test of time but in mu­sic, thank­fully, one reaps the re­wards. Come savour a very fine vin­tage of songs, those were some pretty good years!”

Ru­fus Wain­wright shows en­com­pass all that is good about en­ter­tain­ment. Sala­cious grandios­ity? Sparkling melodies? Stun­ning lyrics? Yes! Yes! Yes! the fans re­sound with fa­nat­i­cal ado­ra­tion and have been clam­our­ing for the re­turn of this amaz­ingly tal­ented man. Pre­sent­ing his unique spin on baroque/op­er­atic pop he never ceases to de­liver.

His live shows have been de­scribed as ab­so­lutely amaz­ing. His recorded mu­sic is re­ceiv­ing ac­co­lades such as ‘com­plex, melo­dra­matic, am­bi­tious, vain, beau­ti­ful and fre­quently mag­nif­i­cent.’

A not to be missed ex­pe­ri­ence! Tick­ets from Tick­et­mas­ter.

■ Com­pe­ti­tion pre­sented by the Fill The House Tick­ets Pro­ject — proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with cancer. To be in the draw, email your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber(s) to hn­fth­[email protected], with ‘Ru­fus Wain­wright’ in the sub­ject, by mid­day Fri­day, Jan­uary 18.

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Ru­fus Wain­wright is per­form­ing at Auck­land Town Hall Satur­day, March 2.

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