Sydney electro threesome RÜFÜS had quite a massive 2013 that is clearly overflowing well into 2014, with them taking out a few placings in the triple j Hottest 100 countdown last weekend and now the news of a huge 13 date Canada and North American tour, which includes a debut appearance at SXSW – not to mention the media hype around the Americans demanding they change their name!
Apparently there is an existing US trademark on the name “Rufus” and after months of strongly worded letters and colourful internal debates Jon, James and Tyrone have come to realise that in order to officially release their debut album ATLAS in North America, they would need to adhere to the American’s request.
So in North America only, RÜFÜS will now be known as RÜFÜS DU SOL, but of course remaining as RÜFÜS everywhere else.
RÜFÜS North America & Canada Tour Dates:
March 7 – San Francisco, CA Popscene @Rickshaw
March 8 – Los Angeles, CA CYP2 @Echoplex
March 11 – San Diego, CA @Bang Bang
March 12 -15 Austin, TX @SXSW
March 19 – Calgary, AB @Commonwealth Bar
March 20 – Vancouver, BC @Fortune Sound Club
March 21 – Seattle, WA @Neumo’s
March 22 – Portland, OR @Holocene
March 26 – New York, NY @Highline Ballroom
March 27 – Washington, D.C @U Street Music Hall
March 28 – Miami, FL @WMC TBA
April 4 – Chicago, IL @Bottom Lounge TBA
April 6 – Denver, CO (TBA)
Now check out the tour’s EP track ‘Desert Night’
You can download Atlas from iTunes now thanks to Sweat It Out.