On March 3, 2014, Universal Music will release Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright, an 18-track compilation that encompasses Rufus' entire career, spanning his 1998 self-titled debut through last year's Mark Ronson produced effort, Out Of The Game.
In addition to Rufus' much loved rendition of "Hallelujah" from the soundtrack to the animated smash Shrek, the collection also includes a brand new song, "Me & Liza", co-written by Guy Chambers.
Vibrate will also be available in a deluxe two-disc edition containing 16 additional rare and unreleased live and studio recordings. The second disc is highlighted by "Chic And Pointless" (another new song) and "WWIII", which receives its first physical release here. The complete track list is available here.
Pre-order Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright now: Standard or Deluxe.
Following Monday's announcement that Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright will be release in March 2014, Rufus has confirmed a European and UK tour, beginning March 4 in Dublin, Ireland!
Twenty three dates in all, this tour will see Rufus visit 20 countries during March and April. Tickets for most shows go on sale tomorrow, December 13, please see the Tour page for full details and links to get your tickets and stay tuned for more news soon!
Rufus was in Washington DC on Sunday for the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Rufus was on hand to pay tribute to honoree Billy Joel, and performed renditions of Joel’s “New York State of Mind" and "Piano Man" in front of President Obama, Secretary Of State John Kerry and a who’s who celebrities and politicians. Head to the Gallery now to see a selection of photos taken at the event, including Rufus with past and present honorees Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Billy Joel and Shirley MacLaine.
Make sure you tune into CBS on December 29 at 9 pm, when they will broadcast a two-hour special of highlights from the ceremony. Don’t miss it!