Ru­fus Wain­wright at Auck­land Town Hall

Te Awamutu Courier - - Entertainment -

The enig­matic Grammynom­i­nated singer, song­writer, and com­poser who is Ru­fus Wain­wright is re­turn­ing to New Zealand and will per­form at Auck­land Town Hall on Satur­day, March 2 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.

■ You can en­ter by text (write TAC Ru­fus tix, plus your name and ad­dress, and text it to 021 241 4568) or mail (ad­dress to Ru­fus Wain­wright Ticket Com­pe­ti­tion and in­clude your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber). Dead­line is 5pm Tues­day.

This com­pe­ti­tion is pro­vided by ‘Fill The House Tick­ets Project’, proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with can­cer.

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