Rufus performs in Portland tonight at the Aladdin Theater and you can watch part of his set LIVE by tuning into your Rufus Wainwright App at approximately 8:30 pm (PST) / 11:30 pm (EST)!
First performed in 2005, this family show was the inspiration of the legendary musician and songwriter, Kate McGarrigle, who saw the concerts as a way to raise money and awareness about Sarcoma, the rare and underfunded cancer that took her life five years ago.
After a three-year hiatus from their hometowns Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Noël Nights mark a grand holiday return to New York City, December 17 and 18 at Town Hall! The cherished holiday tradition features musical holiday-flavored performances from many members of the talented McGarrigle/Wainwright musical dynasty, including Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Sloan Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Special guests include Emmylou Harris, Cibo Matto, Justin Vivian Bond, Jenni Muldaur, Cyndi Lauper (Dec 17 only), Renee Fleming (Dec 18 only).
Tickets for December 17 can be purchased here.
Tickets for December 18 can be purchased here.
Special VIP packages are available for both nights. The package provides two premium-location seats, a family inspired gift bag, raffle tickets for the big draw, and a post-show meet and greet. To purchase a VIP package and show your generous support for the Kate McGarrigle Foundation, contact Tracy Reid at Absolutely Live Entertainment at 646-233-2950, or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation.
Rufus will be doing his first LIVE-STREAM tonight on his brand new app!
Tune in to the app and say “hi” tonight at 18:30 PST / 21:30 EST / 02:30 GMT for your first chance to chat with him live.
We’re celebrating the holidays by giving you up to 40% off in the RufusWainwright.com Store! That Silhouette t-shirt you’ve always wanted? It’s on sale! The Deluxe version of Out of the Game ? It’s on sale too! Check out the holiday CD + DVD and Merch categories in the Store now to find out what other great Rufus items are on sale for the holidays. The holiday sale runs until December 17.
The app is a one-stop-destination for all things Rufus – as close to an ‘access all areas’ fan experience as you can get. Here’s what Rufus says about it:
“I’m really excited about creating a personal relationship with my fans on a platform where I can speak freely and not be filtered – everything goes directly to the people who want to hear it, without being taken out of context.”
Never miss out on Rufus news – stream his live performance videos direct to your phone/tablet, chat with Rufus, listen to all the albums and new app-only material, access special merch offers and pre-sale tickets, message other fans in the ‘inner circle’ Rufus community and more.
“I like that you just push one button and it all appears – it’s good to have everything in one spot…all your eggs in one basket, so you can make a big omelette of Rufus!”
So, to get up close and personal with Rufus – make sure you’re signed up to the newsletter and select ‘APP’ as one of your customizable groups for the latest info here. Stay tuned for more special app news coming soon!
On February 10 and 11, Rufus will hit the west coast for four shows (two early and two late) at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA! Presale tickets for all performances are on sale now on through RufusWainwright.com.
To see all of Rufus’ upcoming shows, visit the Tour page.
BBC Radio 4’s John Wilson, recently sat down with Rufus for Mastertapes. Airing November 10, Rufus spoke candidly about the stories behind Want One and performed a few songs including one he wrote after the death of his mother, Kate McGarrigle.
Watch a clip from the episode here.
Rufus is thrilled to announce that he’ll be heading on tour to Australia and New Zealand this March, kicking off in Melbourne at the Palais Theatre!
Please see the Tour page for presale information, ticket links and more details on the newly announced dates.