Rufus Wainwright Announces Summer North American Tour; First Full Band Tour Since 2008
New Record Out of the Game Out May 1st on Decca
Critically heralded, Out of the Game has been dubbed "a triumphant return to pop" by ROLLING STONE, and NPR says "The key is his gift for melody. Wainwright's music throws lines in the air with a grace and confidence rarely heard in contemporary music." Rufus is also profiled in the current double-issue of Newsweek on-stands now. To read the whole feature on-line, click here.
To preview Out of the Game in its entirety on NPR click here.
Currently in the middle of a European promotional blitz, Rufus recently performed on the popular "Graham Norton Show" in the UK, where the album is holding steady at # 2 overall on their early chart ranking. To view the "Graham Norton Show" performance see below.
To view the much-buzzed about Out of the Game music video featuring Helena Bonham Carter, see below:
Presale for tickets begins on Wednesday, April 25th, and on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27th: www.ticketmaster.com
Rufus Wainwright North American tour dates:
BROOKLYN, NY Brooklyn Academy of Music – Howard Gilman Opera House *
OAKLAND, CA Fox Theater #
LOS ANGELES, CA Orpheum Theater *
SAN DIEGO, CA Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay #
TORONTO, ON David Pecaut Square
MONTRAL, QC Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
ANN ARBOR, MI Power Center for the Performing Arts
GRAND RAPIDS, MI Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
VIENNA, VA The Filene Center at Wolf Trap +
PHILADELPHIA, PA Penn's Landing River Stage
PURCHASE, NY The PAC at SUNY Purchase
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY Westhampton PAC
BOSTON, MA Bank Of America Pavilion +
PORTLAND, ME State Theatre
SHELBURNE, VT The Green at Shelburne Museum
CLEVELAND, OH House of Blues
MUNHALL, PA Carnegie Music Hall
LOUISVILLE, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
BLOOMINGTON, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater
CHICAGO, IL Bank of America Theater
MILWAUKEE, WI Pabst Theater
APPLE VALLEY, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
Support acts as follows:
The full band line-up is as follows; Andy Burton (Keys) Sharief Hobley (Guitar), Teddy Thompson (Guitar), Brad Albetta (Bass), Ben Perowsky (Drums), Charysse Blackman (Backing vocals), Krystle Warren (Backing vocals) Tim Ries (Horns).