Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright will play 4 highly anticipated UK dates on his All These Poses tour of April 2019. These shows are designed to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his eponymous debut which first brought him to the attention of the music scene. Immediately beloved and critically acclaimed, both Wainwright and the record were widely hailed as a breakthrough. It influenced many artists that came after him and set the path for his illustrious career ever since.
Rufus Wainwright will hit the road with his band for the All These Poses UK dates and he’s set to perform material from both Rufus Wainwright (1998) and Poses (2001). “20 years, what can I say?” states Rufus. “In life, one stands the test of time but in music, thankfully, one reaps the rewards. Come savour a very fine vintage of songs, those were some pretty good years!”
One of the great male vocalists, songwriters and composers of his generation, Rufus Wainwright released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. At the age of 14 he was named Canada’s best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album, Rufus Does Judy recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006, was nominated for a Grammy. In 2018, Rufus won for his contribution to the “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” album in the best traditional pop vocal album category.
His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. In 2010, Wainwright was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony to compose and interpret “Five Shakespeare Sonnets,” a five-movement song cycle that sets Shakespeare’s “Sonnets” to orchestra and voice. They have since been performed worldwide by orchestras including the Chicago and Montreal Symphonies.
Rufus Wainwright’s latest recording, Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets, was released on 22 2016 on Deutsche Grammophon to critical acclaim. Shortly thereafter, a decade after his celebrated, iconic performances marked a career highlight, he paid tribute once again to the “greatest night in show business” by revisiting Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, an epic recreation of Judy Garland’s 1961 comeback concert, over two much celebrated nights in June 2016, followed by a restaging at the famed Luminato Festival in Toronto.
Rufus Wainwright plays the following All These Poses UK dates in April 2019:
Sun 21 April: London, Royal Albert Hall
Mon 22 April: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Weds 24 April: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Thurs 25 April: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 27 June at 10am. Presale tickets are available from Monday 25th June and for further information regarding tickets and VIP packages, please visit the artist’s website.
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