Rufus Wainwright bringing his 20th Anniversary Tour to NZ

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright will play two highly anticipated New Zealand dates in March 2019, as part of his 20-year anniversary “All These Poses” tour.

For these special anniversary shows, Rufus and his band will perform material from both his Rufus Wainwright (1998) and Poses (2001) releases – two critically acclaimed albums featuring fan favourites 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.
“20 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

Sat 2 March - Town Hall / Auckland

Sun 3 March - The Opera House / Wellington

Tickets go on sale for both shows on Thursday 16 August at 10am at

Presale tickets are available from Tuesday 14 August at 10am, with exclusive VIP packages also available. Details at and