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RUFUS announce huge national tour

RÜFÜS will hit the road for a massive 15-date tour this May and June with support from Sydney producer Hayden James.

The Sydney three-piece were the seventh most popular act on the recent Hottest 100 countdown with three tracks from their debut album AtlasTonight, Take Me and Desert Nights – making their mark on the poll.

RÜFÜS were recently signed to US label Columbia and will release their J award-nominated debut record in America under the name RÜFÜS DU SOL following a legal clash that involved “months of strongly worded letters and colourful internal debate” about the band’s name. The dance act are just the third Aussie band to be signed to Columbia following Men At Work in the 1980s and, more recently, The Temper Trap. They’ll warm up for the Australian shows with a visit to SXSW and an extensive tour of the States throughout March and April.

Rufus tour

Friday, May 9 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Saturday, May 10 – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Thursday, May 15 – The Palace, Melbourne

Friday, May 16 – The Wool Exchange, Geelong

Friday, May 30 – Players Bar, Mandurah

Saturday, May 31 – Arts Centre, Fremantle

Thursday, June 5 – Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay

Friday, June 6 – Panthers, Newcastle

Saturday, June 7 – C.Ex Coffs, Coffs Harbour

Sunday, June 8 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay

Friday, June 13 – HQ, Adelaide

Saturday, June 14 – Wrest Point Showroom, Hobart

Thursday, June 19 – ANU Bar, Canberra

Friday, June 20 – Waves, Wollongong

Saturday, June 21 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney