Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation, announces his return to Australia in February 2019. With special shows at LA’s Orpheum Theatre and Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, Rufus will begin celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his 1998 self-titled debut album, and the 2001 follow up Poses.
Rufus will bring his All These Poses Tour to the Festival Theatre on Friday 22nd February. Melding both the beautifully moving with the powerful and bombastic, the broad spectrum of Rufus Wainwright’s talents will be on full display when he returns to Australia in 2019, performing his most beloved songs from his first two albums. In a prolific career, the New York born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released nine studio albums of critically acclaimed chamber-pop, and three live albums, including the Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall.
Renowned for his mesmerising stage presence and scintillating vocals, Rufus has collaborated with many of the world’s greatest artists including; Elton John, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Joni Mitchell, Robert Wilson, Lou Reed, Boy George and producer, Mark Ronson.
In 2009, the singer-songwriter-composer’s first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival, followed by a run at Sadler’s Wells in 2010 and a 2012 American premiere for New York City Opera at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Rufus’ second opera, Hadrian, based on the story of the intriguing Roman Emperor, made its debut in Toronto on October 13 by the Canadian Theatre Company.
Rachel Eckroth will be supporting on all dates. Performing experimental jazz-pop, the US artist is an enthralling and seasoned live artist, who has played in KT Tunstall’s band, experimental jazz trio Antelog, and will also appear in Rufus Wainwright’s touring band on his upcoming dates.
Don’t miss Rufus Wainwright on his exciting All These Poses Australian Tour – and discover why Rufus has been affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality.”
“20 years, what can I say?” states Wainwright. “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!”
What: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT ALL THESE POSES ANNIVERSARY TOUR
When: FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY
Venue: Festival Theatre
Premium $109.90, A Reserve Adult $99.90, A Reserve Concession $94.90, B Reserve Adult $89.90
A one off service and handle fee of $8.95 applies per transaction regardless of the number or value of items purchased
BASS 131 246 or online at bass.net.au
For further information visit adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au