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Rufus Wainwright Cancels NZ Tour

Rufus Wainwright Cancels NZ Tour

Tuesday 19th January, 2010 11:50AM

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 ‘A Day On The Green’ winery series, 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. Unfortunately the ‘A Day On The Green concerts in Victoria and Tasmania, also scheduled to feature Paul Kelly and The Church, will no longer go ahead as the promoters are unable to secure a suitable replacement of the same calibre as Rufus Wainwright in such a short time.

Patrons holding tickets to the headline performances are advised to contact their point of purchase to arrange a full refund of their tickets. Those holding tickets to the ‘A Day On The Green’ winery shows are advised that all tickets purchased via the Internet or Ticketmaster phone line will automatically be refunded onto the purchasing credit card. For all outlet bookings, customers are required to return to the point of purchase where a full refund will be issued.

Once Rufus’s return tour is confirmed, patrons who had secured tickets to these cancelled shows will be granted access to an exclusive pre-sale, allowing the first right to purchase tickets to the new 2010 tour dates.

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.


Scotchman’s Hill At Spray Farm, Portarlington, Victoria - Saturday 20th February – SHOW CANCELLED
Josef Chromy Wines, Launceston Tasmania - Sunday 21st February – SHOW CANCELLED
Civic Theatre, Auckland - Tuesday 23rd February – SHOW CANCELLED
James Hay Theatre, Christchurch - Thursday 25th February – SHOW CANCELLED
NZ International Arts Festival, Wellington - Saturday 27th February – PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Monday 1st March – SHOW CANCELLED
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Wednesday 3rd March – SHOW CANCELLED

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