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Rufus Wainwright and 30+ new shows added to the NAC Presents lineup

By Greggory Clark on October 23, 2018

He’s joined by Amanda Rheaume, Amos The Transparent, Ben Caplan, and more Canadian talent at the NAC.

NAC Presents updated their listings overnight with new shows for 2019. About 30 concerts were added to the strong 2018–19 lineup which already includes Gordon Lightfoot (Nov. 18), A Tribe Called Red (Nov. 22) and Patrick Watson with the NAC Orchestra (Jan 19).

“Great songwriters lie at the core of what we do,” says NAC Presents producer Heather Gibson. “We’re thrilled to welcome modern greats like Alex Cuba and Rufus Wainwright, as well as the next generation of songwriting talent from Safia Nolin to Bobby Bazini.”

The slate of newly announced shows includes Rufus Wainwright’s 20th anniversary tour (May 23) and Choir! Choir! Choir! (Feb. 16), who will lead Southam Hall through parts to famous can-con songs.

Other highlights include Maritime indie folk band Hillsburn (Feb. 23) for a second NAC show in as many years, a musical tribute to Harry Belafonte (Feb. 22) headlined by Alex Cuba and David Myles, a spring show by alternative country songwriter Doug Paisley (Mar. 30), as well as Moncton via Montreal’s pop-folk poet Joseph Edgar (Feb. 21).

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