Tickets went on sale at 2pm yesterday for Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist and opera composer Rufus Wainwright to play at the Barbican York. Rufus Wainwright will be taking his critically acclaimed new album Out of the Game on tour this year with his new band both around the UK and overseas.
Rufus last played in York in 2005 when he took to the stage at The Grand Opera house and with only one show in Yorkshire on the 21st of November 2012 at York’s Barbican, tickets will be selling fast. Accompanied by his new 8-piece band including the likes of Krystle Warren on vocals and Teddy Thompson on both guitar and vocals, this will be the first time Wainwright has toured with a band since 2008’s Release The Stars, tour.
Since his rise to fame in 1998 the singer-songwriter and composer has released 10 studio albums and recorded tracks specially for box office hits such as Brokeback Mountain, Moulin Rouge! and Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Rufus Wainwright has in the past won two Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album, one in 1999 and another in 2002. The newest album, Out of the Game, which has been produced by Mark Ronson, features many guest musicians such as sister Martha Waitwright, Andy Burrows and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. The album is to be release this Monday the 23rd of April. Tickets prices range from £20-45, so if you wish to grab a ticket before they’re gone, visit York Barbican website here.