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