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As soul diva Christine Anu prepares to take to the stage as ‘Bloody Mary’ in the Brisbane season of the hit musical South Pacific, she is excited to announce 2013 tour dates for her acclaimed REWIND show.

With the last run of dates in 2012 selling out and receiving rave reviews, Christine and her band are returning with an intimate, up-close version of the show. REWIND is Christine Anu’s tribute to the Queen of soul Aretha Franklin. REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook is a special show unlike anything Christine has done before.

Christine is excited to announce the first leg of these intimate run of dates for 2013. More announcements will be made early in 2013 for the second and third leg of this acclaimed tour.

“2012 was a fantastic year and I’m really pleased REWIND connected with so many people,” she says. “I’m excited to announce more shows in 2013. This time I will be doing a more intimate version of the show, so that it can be seen by people in regional and remote areas of Australia. REWIND 2013 will also include encore performances at places like The Basement and Bennett’s Lane. I would like to thank Aretha Franklin – her magic introduced me to a whole new audience and for this, I will forever love her … still!”

In this must-see performance, Anu conjures soulful interpretations of Aretha’s most memorable songs including the signature tunes Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman as well as Chain of Fools, Today I Sing The Blues and many other unforgettable classic melodies. “Nobody says it or sings it better than Ms. Aretha Franklin. She is one of my greatest influences and an inspiration to black pride and feminine empowerment. I truly believe she is the greatest soul singer of our time!” says Christine, who provides all the grace, glitz and vocals of a true diva and is sure to captivate audiences from the start. REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook was also released in CD and Digital formats at the end of 2012, allowing Aretha fans to take home Christine’s interpretations of these classic tunes.

Australia’s iconic Indigenous entertainer, Christine Anu has been delighting Australian audiences for two decades with an award-winning repertoire spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment and has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business, including a Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Rent and the Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical at the 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards. Anu is also a multi-ARIA nominee and recipient, including 1995 Song of the Year for My Island Home, 1996 Best Female Artist for Stylin Up and 1998 Best Video for Bazmark’s Now Until the Break of Day with David Hobson. Anu is also an eight-time Deadly Award recipient. During an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Christine has amassed a multitude of achievements, including platinum albums, sell-out musicals, Hollywood blockbusters, and high-profiled collaborations with showbiz and musical luminaries such as Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), Paul Kelly and David Atkins.

The REWIND show is a rare chance for audiences to see Christine in an intimate setting as she performs tracks that has inspired her throughout her stellar career.

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Sunday 20th January 2013
Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli Showgrounds, Wollongong NSW

Saturday 9th March 2013
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Village of Port Fairy VIC

Sunday 10th March 2013
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Village of Port Fairy VIC

Friday 12th April 2013
Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne VIC

Saturday 13th April 2013
Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne VIC

Friday 19th April 2013
Lizottes, Newcastle NSW

Saturday 20th April 2013
Lizottes, Central Coast NSW

Friday 26th April 2013
South Juniors, Kingsford NSW

Friday 17th May 2013
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth WA

Saturday 18th May 2013
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth WA

Friday 31st May 2013
Albury SS&A, Albury NSW

Saturday 1st June 2013
Mulwala Water Ski Club, Mulwala NSW

Friday 14th June 2013
The Basement, Sydney NSW

Saturday 15th June 2013
The Joan [Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre] Penrith NSW

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