Rufus Wainwright Returns to Oz In September
Hallelujah! The multi-talented and much-loved artist Rufus Wainwright
has announced his return to Australian shores later this year.
Established as one of the great vocalists of his generation, the American-Canadian singer-songwriter will tour the country with a full band in tow, in support of new album, Out of the Game
. Joining his band, as well as alternating as the support acts, will be folk-jazz-soul singer Krystle Warren, and British folk and rock musician, Teddy Thompson.
With Mark Ronson credited as producer, Out of the Game
has been described by Wainwright himself as 'more danceable' and 'poppier' than his previous material. His seventh studio album, the record is strongly influenced by the birth of his daughter and death of his mother, with musical influences from the likes of Elton John, David Bowie and Queen.
Tickets for this exciting tour go on sale Tuesday 5 June at 9am (except Melbourne, who have to wait til 11am. Sorry dudes).
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT TOUR DATES:
Saturday 8 September - Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Sunday 9 September - Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney
Wednesday 12 September - QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Saturday 15 September - Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Monday 17 September - Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 19 September - Riverside Theatre, Perth