Rufus Wainwright set for 10-date autumn 2012 UK tour
Posted: 13th April 2012
Wainwright is following the release of his latest album, Out of the Game, with a series of autumn dates beginning in Oxford, tickets on sale Friday 20th April
It was always going to be hard for Rufus Wainwright to follow in the hallowed folk footsteps of his parents Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. So, to his eternal credit, he chose not to, instead forging a successful career as a pop artist, albeit with an occasional rootsy flourish.
Nor did Rufus Wainwright enjoy the super-privileged childhood one might expect for the young prince of a musical dynasty. His parents split when he was just three and, despite an obvious talent for music, struggled with his sexual identity and also the consequences of a serious assault when just 14. These many experiences, those good and bad, helped shape Rufus Wainwright the musician and many of his compositions reflect these experiences and the complexity of his character.
His fifth solo album, 2007's Release the Stars, was his most successful to date, reaching No 2 in the UK and No 23 on the US countdown. His seventh record, Out of the Game, is set for release here in the next fortnight and, not for the first time, features numerous guest artists including his sister Martha Wainwright.
The autumn tour kicks off in Oxford on 16th November, followed by dates in Birmingham, London, Nottingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and more, before the final gig at the Glasgow Academy on 14th December 2012. The London show is at the Hammersmith Apollo on 18th November. We will have tickets available when they go on sale from 9am and 2pm on Friday 20th April, priced from £20 to £60.
Ahead of the album release, Rufus Wainwright is playing London's Lyceum Theatre on 30th April and, among a scattering of other summer dates, the Bath Forum on 16th July. We have tickets on sale now, priced £41 and £35 respectively.
- Sat 26th Jun 2021 Rufus Wainwright Bath Forum (Bath) Buy Tickets
- Sun 27th Jun 2021 Rufus Wainwright Venue Cymru - Theatre/ Arena/ Conference Centre (Llandudno) Buy Tickets
- Sat 31st Jul 2021 Summer Nights at the Bandstand, Rufus Wainwright Kelvingrove Park (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright O2 Guildhall (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Tyne Theatre and Opera House (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Usher Hall (Edinburgh) Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Barbican Centre (York) Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright The Corn Exchange (Cambridge) Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Eventim Olympia (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Mon 18th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright London Palladium (Westminster) Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright London Palladium (Westminster) Buy Tickets
- Wed 20th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Brighton Dome/ Concert Hall (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Cliffs Pavilion (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Great Hall (Exeter University) (Exeter) Buy Tickets
- Mon 25th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Symphony Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
- Tue 26th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright New Theatre (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Wed 27th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright St David's Hall (Cardiff) Buy Tickets