Rufus Wainwright has announced a new virtual tour, dubbed the ‘Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective.’ The tour will see the acclaimed singer-songwriter perform all nine of his studio records in full, performing a side of each record during each show.
The dates for the first four shows, which see Wainwright work through his more recent records, have been announced; the first show of the virtual tour, which will consist of side 1 of Wainwright’s 2007 record Release the Stars, is set for tonight, Jan. 8.
According to a press release, “more dates will be announced for the winter at a later time. Tickets for individual shows are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show, and 4 show bundles are also available. Bundles come with the opportunity for fans to participate in intimate Q&A’s with Wainwright and other surprises.”
“I did not expect to have so much fun redoing my first 4 albums with Brian and Jacob on guitar and piano in October and November,” said Wainwright via press release. “So many songs I had not performed live in decades as I always thought they needed a large band but they actually hold up quite well in this very intimate living room setting. I wasn’t sure how fans would react and whether anyone would buy tickets. Well, my fans have and I am incredibly grateful for their support and for the opportunity to go all the way on this road to my last album. I am so excited that Unfollow the Rules was just nominated for a Grammy and I would love to actually end this retrospective as a Grammy winner. But even without I feel I have won a lot through this experience.”
Wainwright recently performed on KEXP’s ‘Live on KEXP At Home’ series; watch that here.
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