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Rufus Wainwright announces winter tour dates

Rufus said ‘you know that I am an old school guy and for me the physical product is extremely important. I am incredibly proud of this album and the way I want you to experience it”

Rufus Wainwright announces a run of UK dates this winter, including two nights at London’s Palladium on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

Rufus releases his eagerly anticipated new pop album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, on BMG on 10th July.

Known for his incredibly engaging live performances, Rufus returns to the UK with a brand new band for the tour: LA musician Brian Green (John Legend, Michael Bublé, Pomplamoose) as music director and guitar; Rachel Eckroth (KT Tunstall, Antelog) on keyboard and backing vocals; Jacob Mann on keyboard, piano and backing vocals; Kyle Crane on drums; and Sam Wilkes on bass and backing vocals.

Playing a set list of classics and new cuts from his highly anticipated new album, the dates are sure to be one of the highlights of the year. General tickets will be on-sale at 10am on 17th April from HERE

Speaking of the tour Rufus said ‘I am excited to tour the UK in the late fall with my new band, performing the songs from my upcoming album release. I consider Unfollow the Rules my first fully mature album; it is like a bookend to the beginning of my career. He continues ‘For me, thinking about this tour is like a light at the end of this dark tunnel that we are all in together. It gives me hope and confidence that we will rise above this collectively. And while it might seem that we are not moving forward swiftly in this dark long tunnel, I know that we will reach the light again and be able to be together and listen to and play music together. I cannot wait to be part of that moment for my fans and share this music live with them’.

Rufus Wainwright plays the following in the UK this October and November.

October
Tues 13th                        SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
Weds 14th                       CARDIFF, St David’s Hall
Fri 16th                            OXFORD, New Theatre Oxford
Sat 17th                           LIVERPOOL, Olympia
Sun 18th                          CAMBRIDGE, The Corn Exchange
Tues 20th                         SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Leas Cliffs Pavilion
Weds 21st                        BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Fri 23rd                             SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Sat 24th                            GATESHEAD, The Sage
Sun 25th                           EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Tues 27th                          YORK, Barbican
Weds 28th                        MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall
Fri 30th                             EXETER, The Great Hall
Sat 31st                            BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome

November
Mon 2nd                            LONDON, The London Palladium
Tues 3rd                            LONDON, The London Palladium

Wainwright’s ninth studio LP and first new pop album since 2012, UNFOLLOW THE RULES finds the artist at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty, and a new-found fearlessness while remaining as creative, bold, and mischievous as ever.

Speaking of the album’s postponement Rufus said ‘you know that I am an old school guy and for me the physical product is extremely important. I am incredibly proud of this album and the way I want you to experience it ideally is listening to it from front to back in the comfort of your living room, reading the lyrics, and looking at the booklet that I carefully designed.’