“Rufus Wainwright” Side 1: From “Foolish Love” to “Baby”
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.
Most of these songs were written in Montreal. I tried to make it in New York but nobody was interested in my tapes and style I guess. Van Dyke Parks got my demos to Lenny Waronker and I was signed to Dreamworks. At that time they had one more artist secured and that was a gentleman called George Michael who my fans know from his amazing cover of “Going to a Town”.
Three years later and over 50 songs demoed and a seven-figure production budget spent that I had to recoup obviously, I released my first record. What I think will be most interesting with these shows is how my voice has changed since I recorded these songs and to actually perform all of these in a stripped back fashion. My style has been called operatic-pop or baroque pop if they found a category for it at all and yes, I do like a big dramatic moment but I think true quality reveals itself with less and I think these songs will hold up in this chamber setting.
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