The first hour was a play-through of new album All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, an album made as his mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, was dying. In the course of a simply sumptuous encore, Rufus Wainwright sent the audience home in raptures with a trio of true classics: the caustically anti-government protest of Going To A Town written in the George W. Tickets can be bought from when they go on sale at 9am on Friday 9 February. This was by far my favorite Rufus show - with the potential exception of his tour promoting Poses. No backing band, just the purity of one man singing at a grand piano. They have since been performed worldwide by orchestras including the Chicago and Montreal Symphonies. He aped the theatricality and demanded the hushed reverence of the classical concert hall, but did not achieve the perfection that usually earns that silent respect.
To assist in the prevention of resale, the name of the lead booker who places the order will be printed on each ticket for this concert. This means that each ticket purchaser must enter the concert at the same time as his or her guests. Rufus Wainwright Text supplied by third party. Mid-set, Wainwright demonstrated his skills as a warm and witty raconteur. When the hilarity had died down, Wainwright brought the main set to a close with a spine-tingling a capella version of the stately Candles and the sparkling signature song Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, his metaphorical musings on self-denial. This was followed by the deliciously sly Vibrate and Memphis Skyline, a sprawling masterpiece written about his great friend Jeff Buckley.
Only someone with real style could make that work. Wainwright's performance at the Palladium in will be his first in Latvia. Now approaching his mid-forties and with husband Jorn and daughter Viva providing stabilising influences, Rufus Wainwright appeared very much at ease with himself, and this former enfant terrible performed with all the maturity and assurance of an artist who has grown into his extravagant talent. The tour was announced on Wainwright's official website in December 2013, initially for 23 performances in more than 20 countries throughout Europe during March—April 2014. On January 20, an additional performance was added in Coventry, United Kingdom, extending the tour to April 27.
From the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions, we keep you up to date daily! Musica e Suoni di La Ferlita Sebastiano. Yet all paled next to the brilliant, bizarre volte face of the encore, with the singer reinvented as Greek god Rufus Apollo, leading a crowd of audience members through the aisles and onto the stage to the grinding funk of Bitter Tears and then performing Gay Messiah with his head enshrouded in a foam baguette. Anyone found to be exceeding their ticket limit will have their tickets cancelled. Wainwright calls this a song cycle, but it has none of the musical unity or thematic development of the real thing. He's released 9 studio albums, the last of which, Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets saw him adapt the bard's lyrics to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach.
Wainwright will perform in New York, Washington, D. Wainwright's half-sister, , was the for select dates. An announcer told the audience not to clap between songs or after the first set because his exit is part of the piece. They have since been performed worldwide by orchestras including the Chicago and Montreal Symphonies. Possessed with a spectacular tenor singing voice, Wainwright shifts between piano and guitar for live shows, delivering material about love, pop-culture, politics and his own remarkable journey. Cohen figured again in the encore.
He sometimes switches to guitar, and is joined by his half-sister Lucy…. His Zagreb concert will mark his second in Croatia. The Glasgow audience, ever quick to puncture pomposity, had the decency to laugh at the affectation, and to clap some of the songs. Teatro Grande Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia. Without feathered cloaks or rules for the audience he — and his mother — had created something warm, human and beautiful. Wainwright finished with the nights most moving, tender moment when he sang The Walking Song, written by his mother.
Please note that The Lyceum Box Office will not be selling tickets for this event. Sorry, but this event has been and gone! Musically, Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. Maximum 6 tickets per customer. This was a solo concert, just Rufus Wainwright, a grand piano, an acoustic guitar and, of course, those magnificent songs. Rufus Wainwright performing 'Nobody's Off The Hook' in the Usher Hall Edinburgh on the 16th April 2010.
His cover of Joni Mitchell s Both sides now was trance ndent The hair. Lest we forget, he was here to play music as well. Photo courtesy of Greg Gorman. These were delivered either solo at the piano or predominantly on an acoustic guitar which he tuned in cavalier fashion. The costumes he will be remembered. But there were highlights here, too: the sudden softness of the late part of Memphis Skyline contrasting with Wainwrights more usual forced tones; the exhilarating melodrama of Going To A Town.
For me, recording this album has been a marriage made in heaven, as it combines my love of classical music with my love of pop music. Stop Getting Alerts With wonderfully romantic lyrics and inspired orchestral flourishes, Montreal-born Rufus Wainwright is unique among the artists of his generation for his lush, theatrical pop sound. Tickets can be bought from when they go on sale at 9am on Friday 9 February. His band rocked and his voice guitar playing and piano playing were impeccable. His material spans baroque pop to opera, musicals and film soundtracks to Judy Garland covers. Archived from on January 18, 2014.
Archived from on December 16, 2013. For a while there, it looked like popular music was losing Rufus Wainwright to all-consuming opera projects. Should show us new sides of Rufus. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. About What's On Edinburgh We pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on events in Edinburgh taking place throughout the year. Emotion over technique every time.