“Want One” Side 2: From “14th Street” to “Dinner at Eight”
Take a journey through over 20 years of Rufus Wainwright’s music from the comfort of your living room in “A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective” an 18-show series of live-stream concerts from Rufus’s home in Laurel Canyon as he performs his entire studio discography in chronological order, starting with his 1998 self-titled debut.
Tickets are on-sale now and special multi-show bundles are available as well. All streams will be archived for 1 month after the show.
Working with Marius de Vries on these albums was a pure joy. Our motto seems to have been: If we can make it lush, why don’t we make it lusher? These songs are like indigenous rainforests, you can get lost in them. The songs are very much about my experience around the time that I wrote them but there is a universal meaning in them as well which I think will become clearer during these shows. Everyone has had a “Natasha” as a friend who finds herself on the precipice of life, every child has anxieties about growing up and feels a “want” to live up to your idols or everyone who is the child of divorced parents knows that a family “Dinner at Eight” will never be the same. When David Bowie called that song the best song written about a father and son relationship, I was incredibly proud. Even when I was young, I always felt a little bit old at the same time and these songs really express that feeling to me.
October 9 - Rufus Wainwright Side 1
October 9 - Fireside Chat about “Rufus Wainwright” (only for 4 show pass purchasers)
October 16 - Rufus Wainwright Side 2
October 23 - Poses Side 1
October 23 - Fireside Chat about “Poses” (only for 4 show pass purchasers)
October 30 - Poses Side 2
November 6 - Want One Side 1
November 6 Fireside Chat about “Want One” (only for 4 show pass purchasers)
November 13 - Want One Side 2
November 20 - Want Two Side 1
November 20 - Fireside Chat about “Want Two ” (only for 4 show pass purchasers)
November 27 - Want Two Side 2