Rufus Wainwright Tour of Australia & NZ cancelled

Published: Fri 15 Jan 2010 04:24 PM
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Friday 15 January 2010
Rufus Wainwright Tour of Australia and New Zealand Cancelled
It is with deep regret that Chugg Entertainment and Gaynor Crawford Presents today announced that Rufus Wainwright’s upcoming tour will be cancelled due to an illness in the family, but the artist has confirmed that he will return to tour Australia and New Zealand before the end of the year.
Rufus Wainwright was scheduled to arrive in Australia next month to perform as part of the ‘Day On The Green’ winery series with Paul Kelly, before a scheduled performance at the New Zealand International Arts Festival as well as two solo shows in Auckland and Christchurch. He was then scheduled to perform at Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for two intimate solo performances.
The promoters and artist sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that the cancellation has caused, and hope that Rufus’ fans can appreciate the difficult and unfortunate circumstances surrounding the decision.
“Our thoughts are with Rufus. We look forward to inviting him to the New Zealand International Festival in the future,” says Lissa Twomey, Artistic Director for the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
Ticket holders for the New Zealand International Arts Festival performance by Rufus Wainwright at the Michael Fowler Centre on Saturday 27 February at 8pm will be able to exchange their tickets for tickets to other performances in the New Zealand International Arts Festival or alternatively receive refunds on the ticket price from the point of sale, excluding the service fee.

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