Rufus Wainwright to support new album with 2020 tour
- Becki Crossley
- 9 April 2020
American-Canadian singer, songwriter and composer supports ninth EP with October shows
Rufus Wainwright has announced he will tour the UK in October and November 2020 in support of his forthcoming album Unfollow the Rules. The record is due for release on Fri 10 Jul, ahead of the 2020 tour dates. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Fri 17 Apr.
Speaking of the 2020 tour dates, Rufus commented: 'I am excited to tour the UK in the late fall with my new band, performing the songs from my upcoming album release. I consider Unfollow the Rules my first fully mature album; it is like a bookend to the beginning of my career.
For me, thinking about this tour is like a light at the end of this dark tunnel that we are all in together. It gives me hope and confidence that we will rise above this collectively. And while it might seem that we are not moving forward swiftly in this dark long tunnel, I know that we will reach the light again and be able to be together and listen to and play music together. I cannot wait to be part of that moment for my fans and share this music live with them.'
Rufus Wainwright 2020 UK tour dates:
Tue 1 Oct – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
Wed 14 Oct – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Fri 16 Oct – New Theatre, Oxford
Sat 17 Oct – Olympia, Liverpool
Sun 18 Oct – Cambrdge Corn Exchange
Tue 20 Oct – Leas Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea
Wed 21 Oct – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Fri 23 Oct – Sheffield City Hall
Sat 24Oct – Sage, Gateshead
Sun 25 Oct – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tue 27 Oct – York Barbican
Wed 28 Oct – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Fri 30 Oct – The Great Hall, Exeter
Sat 31 Oct – Brighton Dome
Mon 2 Nov – The London Palladium, London
Tue 3 Nov – The London Palladium, London
Tickets for Rufus Wainwright's 2020 UK tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 17 Apr.