Scion of the musically prolific Wainwright family, Rufus has revealed himself to be perhaps the most musically diverse of them all. His eight studio albums include the landmark Want One, his classic Grammy nominated album Rufus Does Judy was recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006. He performed that show in the UK at the Palladium in 2007 and later for two nights at the Royal Opera House in 2011. And then there’s his opera Prima Donna which premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2009.
Rufus Wainwright has now announced ten UK summer shows. Armed with one of modern music’s best back catalogues, an incredible voice and a between song chat to rival anyone, these shows are bound to sell-out fast.
Thurs 21st BASINGSTOKE, The Anvil
Fri 22nd COVENTRY, Coventry Cathedral
Sat 23rd NOTTINGHAM, The Royal Concert Hall
Mon 25th WHITLEY BAY, The Playhouse
Tues 26th LEEDS, Town Hall
Thurs 28th BATH, Forum
Fri 29th CAMBRIDGE, The Corn Exchange
Sat 30th BEXHILL ON SEA, De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 2nd EDINBURGH, Royal Lyceum Theatre
Tues 3rd EDINBURGH, Royal Lyceum Theatre
Here’s his take on Lennon.