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- Oct 06Oct06Wed 19:00O2 Guildhall Southampton - SouthamptonRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourFind ticketsO2 Guildhall Southampton - SouthamptonRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourOct 06 19:00Find tickets
- Oct 08Oct08Fri 19:00Tyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon TyneRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourFind ticketsTyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon TyneRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourOct 08 19:00Find tickets
- Oct 09Oct09Find ticketsSat 19:00Usher Hall - EdinburghRufus Wainwright
- Oct 10Oct10Find ticketsSun 19:00Bridgewater Hall - ManchesterRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 12Oct12Find ticketsTue 19:30Sheffield City Hall Oval Hall - SheffieldRufus Wainwright
- Oct 13Oct13Find ticketsWed 19:00York Barbican - YorkRufus Wainwright
- Oct 15Oct15Fri 19:30Cambridge Corn Exchange - CambridgeRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourFind ticketsCambridge Corn Exchange - CambridgeRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourOct 15 19:30Find tickets
- Oct 16Oct16Find ticketsSat 19:00Liverpool Olympia - LiverpoolRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 18Oct18Find ticketsMon 19:00The London Palladium - LondonRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 19Oct19Find ticketsTue 19:00The London Palladium - LondonRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 20Oct20Find ticketsWed 19:00Brighton Dome - BrightonRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 22Oct22Fri 19:00Southend Cliffs Pavilion - Southend-On-SeaRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourFind ticketsSouthend Cliffs Pavilion - Southend-On-SeaRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules TourOct 22 19:00Find tickets
- Oct 25Oct25Find ticketsMon 19:00Symphony Hall - BirminghamRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 26Oct26Find ticketsTue 18:30New Theatre Oxford - OxfordRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Oct 27Oct27Find ticketsWed 19:00St David's Hall - CardiffRufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour
- Jul 30 2022Jul302022Find ticketsSat 18:30Kelvingrove Bandstand - GlasgowSummer Nights - Rufus Wainwright
About Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright, born in New York although holding both American and Canadian citizenship, is a singer, pianist, songwriter and composer. His music brings together many and varied genres including, pop, opera, baroque, rock, classical and ragtime into a unique style. He cites a wide variety of musical influences such as Judy Garland, Edith Piaf and Al Jolson, along with his many operatic favourites. As well as writing commercial pop music, Wainwright has also written operas and much music for soundtracks.
So far in his career, Rufus Wainwright has released 10 albums between 1998 and 2012. The debut album in 1998 was simply titled Rufus Wainwright. While this first album was met with great critical acclaim it did not gain any corresponding commercial success. Rolling Stone magazine hailed Wainwright as the Best New Artist that year citing this album as one of the best of 1998. The album also won several awards from the Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards and a GLAAD Media Award. The nine albums which followed were: Poses in 2001, Want One in 2003, Want Two in 2004, Release the Stars and Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall both in 2007, Milwaukee at Last!!! in 2009, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu in 2010, House of Rufus in 2011 and Out of the Game in 2012.
As with the first album, many of Wainwright’s subsequent albums were met with much critical acclaim but little commercial success, especially in the US. However, by the release of the fifth album, Release the Stars in 2007, Wainwright was finding a fanbase in the UK and Ireland and this album reached number two in the UK album charts. By 2009, Wainwright’s music was standing the test of time and settling into many top album lists with one such accolade coming from the NME, which ranked Poses as number 52 when compiling their Top 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade. As soon as Wainwright started releasing records he started winning awards and over his career he has won 10 major awards.
Wainwright has collaborated and toured with many different artists, musicians and producers. His fifth album included performances with his sister and his mother Martha Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle, Richard Thompson, Neil Tennant, Julianna Raye, Joan Wasser, and Toby Dammit. He has toured with Sting, Guster, Ben Folds and Tori Amos as well as headlining his own tours. For his seventh album Wainwright teamed up with popular dance and pop producer Mark Ronson to generate a more accessible musical format without compromising his distinctive style - the result was Out of the Game.