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Rufus to team up with Jeff "SneezeMaestro" Partyka during November show in Atlantic City

Jeff "SneezeMaestro" Partyka will be performing on November 1st at the Beacon. Although someone by the name of Rufus Wainwright, also a performer, claimed to have scheduled this venue first, the pair will team up for a one-night-only entertainment extravaganza!

Rufus on Craig Ferguson August 22, 2005

Rufus will be appearing on CBS' Late late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday, August 22,2005. Weeknights 12:35AM ET/PT

Rufus performs at New York City Opera Concert Celebration

Thursday, September 8, 2005: Rufus performs a few songs from Want Two and other albums with the New York City Opera Orchestra in the "City Opera Concert Celebration," part of the company's season kick-off festival, Opera-For-All. Music Director George Manahan and City Opera artists will present musical highlights showcasing the 2005-2006 season from operas such as Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bizet’s Carmen, and Adamo’s Lysistrata.

All seats will be $25 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, without intermission. After the concert, City Opera will host the entire audience in a festive celebration with a live performance by the East Village Opera Company on the New York State Theater’s Promenade.

Beginning August 22, tickets can be purchased online at http://www.nycopera.com/festival, through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or at the New York State Theater Box Office at 63rd and Broadway. Please note that all phone orders incur a $6.50 handling fee. Visit http://www.nycopera.com/festival for more information.

Rufus To Play Fall Shows in the Northeast US

Just announced: Rufus will be performing with his full band on October 31, 2005 at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC and on November 1, 2005 at The Beacon Theatre in NYC. Pre-sale for Washington, D.C. at the 9:30 Club begins 8/11 at 10:00 AM EST.
Pre-sale tickets for the Beacon Theater show in NYC on November 1
will be available from the Rufus website tomorrow, Thursday August 11 at 10:00 AM.

All I Want DVD Available Now

MapleMusic.com has All I Want available for sale now.

New UK Tour

Rufus Wainwright has announced a new UK fall tour. Tickets go on sale at 9 AM GMT on Wednesday, July 13, 2005.

The Dates Are:
November
29th– LONDON, Hammersmith
30th– BRIGHTON, Dome
December
2nd– MANCHESTER, Apollo
3rd– SHEFFIELD, City Hall
5th- BRISTOL, Colston Hall
6th- BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
7th- NEWCASTLE, Sage
8th- NORWICH, UEA
10th- GLASGOW, Clyde Auditorium
11th- PRESTON, Guild Hall

Rufus Set Times for Upcoming UK Shows

6.26.05 Glastonbury, GB UK/Glastonbury Festival 7:40pm
6.27.05 Cardiff, GB UK/St. David's Hall 8:30pm
6.29.05 London, GB UK/Hyde Park Wireless Festival 6:30pm
6.30.05 Cork, IR Ireland/Cork Festival 8pm
7.2.05 Dublin, IR Ireland/RDS - Main Hall 7:15pm

Rufus in Heights

See Rufus in the newest Merchant Ivory film, Heights, along with
Glen Close, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and many more. Click on the link below to see the trailer.

The opening dates are as follows in the US.

June 17 - New York and L.A.
June 24 - Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Seattle, and others
July 1 - Denver, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, and others
July 8 - Miami, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Sacramento, Milwaukee, and
others
July 15 - New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin, San Antonio
July 22 - Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Eugene, Reno, Birmingham, Anchorage, and others

Rufus at Philadelphia Freedom Concert - July 4, 2005

The Sunoco Philadelphia Freedom Concert will kick off at 8:30pm, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with an expected audience of over 1.5 million. The free concert event and fireworks display celebrating America's Independence Day will be preceded from 5pm to 8pm by a fundraising Ball. Together, the Ball and Concert will engender support from leaders in the arenas of business, entertainment, philanthropy and public service for the fight against HIV/AIDS. In addition to the Ball, monies will be raised by reaching out to good corporate neighbors through sponsorship, as well as through concessions at the concert.

The Sunoco Philadelphia Freedom Concert is FREE to the public. Tickets to the Philadelphia Freedom Ball range from $500 - $2500 per person, and are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis as quantity is limited. Tickets may be purchased and donations made by calling 800. 917. 4389 or by visiting www.phillyfreedom.net/ball.htm.

Portland and San Francisco - Odd Men Out Tour Presales

The presale will begin on June 9 at 10 AM PST for the following shows: August 21, 2005 San Diego at Copley Symphony Hall, August 23, 2005 San Francisco at Davies Symphony Hall, and August 27, 2005 Portland at Roseland Ballroom. Click on the link below to buy tickets.

Just Added: Odd Men Out Tour dates in San Diego and Portland

The final two dates of the Odd Men Out Tour have just been confirmed. They are August 21 at Symphony Hall in San Diego and August 27 at Roseland Ballroom in Portland.

Rufus on TV (UK)

"All I Want" A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright will reair on Channel 4 on the night of May 28, morning of May 29 at approximately 12:30 AM

Rufus will be interviewed on the Culture Show on BBC2 which will air
June 2

Rufus will perform two songs on Later with Jools Holland on Friday June
3 on BBC2

More Odd Men Out Presales Tomorrow May 20

At 9AM EST, May 20, these 4 dates will be available for ticket purchases at Music Today. Please click the link below.

8/3 - Wolf Trap - Vienna (not a pre sale but these will be best available seats
8/5 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston
8/7 - Borgata Casino - Atlantic City
8/9 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ONT

Odd Men Out - More presales tomorrow 5/17/05

Please click the link below to access the follwing presales:

10 AM Eastern - 8/4 Brooklyn
11 AM Eastern - 8/13 Kansas City
1 PM Eastern - 8/24 Mt Winery Saratoga CA


Odd Men Out US Tour Presale

A limited number of tickets for the Odd Men Out US Tour with Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds will be available through an online presale beginning Friday, May 13, 2005 at 10am EST.

Rufus documentary to air in Holland

Broadcast of the documentary about Rufus: "All I Want" will be on May 23rd from 9-10pm on NPS public channel 3 on the program "Uur van de Wolf" (Hour of the Wolf).

Rufus was nominated for the Mojo Honours List 2005 (UK)

THE MOJO BEST NEW ACT AWARD

Voted for by MOJO readers and presented to an act whose impact has been unparalleled in the last 18 months.

1. Antony And The Johnsons
2. Ray LaMontagne
3. Rufus Wainwright
4. Arcade Fire
5. Willy Mason
6. The Magic Numbers

To vote for Rufus to win this award and win tickets to the MOJO Honours List awards ceremony, pick up a voting form from any branch of HMV. You can also vote online, so don't forget!

Odd Men Out - Rufus Wainwright & Ben Folds To Co-Headline Su

Odd Men Out - Rufus Wainwright & Ben Folds To Co-Headline Summer Tour

Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds will be touring North America together
this August. Joining them will be special guest Ben Lee to form the tour being called, "Odd Men Out."

Co-headliners Wainwright and Folds will each be performing with their own
bands and will alternate closing each night. Opening act Ben Lee joins them for the entire tour which begins August 3 at Wolf Trap and runs through the end of the month.

Currently, Wainwright is headlining a European tour and will be releasing a DVD titled "All I Want." Folds will spend May in the US and June in the UK.

His new single is "Landed" and the new CD, "Songs For Silverman," is out this week.

Please check the tour dates page for confirmed dates to be added very soon.

Rufus to do a co headline tour with Ben Folds in late Summer

Rufus and his band and Ben Folds will be doing a co-headline North American tour again this summer with an opening act to be announced. The will be playing Wolf Trap on August 3, 2005 and the Ravinia Festival on Tuesday, August 10, 2005. Please check back for updates on the tour.

RUFUS TO PLAY GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL JUNE 26,2005!!!

Rufus and his band will be playing on the Other Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday, June 26,2005.

Venue changes in Europe

See tour dates page for full information:

April 26 Madrid has moved from El Sol to Aqualung.

May 2 - Bologna has been cancelled and May 1 -Rome - La Palma has been added.

May 8 - Copenhagen has moved from Small to Main Vega

Rufus to Headline Appel Farms Arts and Music Festival this s

Rufus will be headlining the Appel Farms Arts and Music Festival on June 4, 2005 in Elmer, NJ. Rufus will be playing solo. The full line-up for June 4th is: Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, Mavis Staples, Madeleine Peyroux, Loudon Wainwright III, John Gorka, Stephen Kellogg & The
Sixers, Lucy Kaplansky, Lori McKenna, Phil Roy, Bet Williams, and John Francis.

Their web site is www.appelfarm.org and the Box Office phone number is
1-800-394-1211.

iTunes Exclusive Release

Rufus Wainwright to release "Alright, Already - Live in Montreal" EP. Available only as an iTunes Exclusive in the US and Canada March 15th and in Germany March 29th.

Purchase this EP now at iTunes

Rufus' performance in Madrid with Keane cancelled

Rufus has been forced to return to the U.S. for a funeral and, unfortunately, must cancel his performance in support of Keane in Madrid this Saturday, March 12. He will return in time for the Sunday, March 13 show in Barcelona.

Rufus on the Radio (France)

Rufus will perform 3 songs on "Boogie Night" on Oui FM 10:30 PM March 9, 2005.

More Rufus on the Radio (UK)

Rufus is taking over the airwaves as March rolls on. He performed on Jonathan Ross' Radio 2 show on March 5th http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/ross/ and Gideon Coe's 6 M usic show http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/ross/ on March 6th. Rufus was heard on the R2 Album Chart Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/albumchart/ on March 7, 2005. Make sure to check out the archives if you missed these shows!

In addition, Rufus will appear on Virgin's Razor Cuts on Sunday, March 13, 2005 from 8-10pm. http://www.virginradio.co.uk/djsshows/shows/razorcuts/

Rufus on TV (UK) Monday, March 7, 2005

Rufus will perform "The One You Love" on Today with Des and Mel on ITV1 from 5-6 PM on 7 March.

Rufus online listening parties

Listen exclusively to the new album 'Want Two' out in the UK on 7th March
online. Listening parties are available at these websites from Thursday 3rd
- Sunday 6th March. Click on any of the links below to listen:


www.nme.com
www.musicomh.com
www.indielondon.co.uk
www.playlouder.com
www.musosguide.com

Rufus documentary on Channel 4 (UK)

All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright will air on Channel 4 (UK) on March 12, 2005 at 11:30 PM.

Press release:

This 50 minute visual portrait of an artist and an exploration of his
art form explores the mindset and outlook of one the modern music scene's most mercurial talent's, while telling the story of how he got to where he is now. This is a story many a Hollywood screen writer would dream to write.
Including footage of a live performance on his recent UK tour and
studio recordings specially filmed in Montréal at the end of last year, the film showcases Rufus’ extraordinary talents. With contributions from his high profile fans including Sir Elton John, Sting, Neil Tennant, The Scissor Sisters & Keane together with his
mother and sister and producers Marius de Vries & Pierre Marchand.

All I Want gives a unique insight into an artist in full flow and at the height of his powers, a celebration of four albums, and a snapshot of a future classic in the making.

The film airs in the UK on March 12th at 11.30pm on Channel 4. Details of other international transmission dates to follow.

An extended version of the film with additional interviews and performances will be available on DVD soon. This DVD will be jam packed with extras including a brand new previously unheard song.

All I Want - A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright is directed by George Scott for London based Isis Productions, the company behind the acclaimed Classic Albums series.

Rufus on the radio (UK)

BBC's Radio 4 is reviewing Want Two on Front Row Tuesday, March 1, 2005. Radio 4's Saturday Review will be doing the same on Saturday, March 5, 2005.

Rufus Instore at London Virgin Megastore

Rufus Wainwright is performing songs from Want Two with his band on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 6pm. Rufus will be signing autographs after the performance as well. The Virgin Megastore is located at 14-16 Oxford Street, London W1.

Rufus on Conan Tonight!

Rufus set to perform on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien tonight at 12:35 PM EST/ 11:35 PM PST. He'll be singing "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," from The Aviator. Don't miss it!

Rufus Headline Dates in Europe!!!

Please see the tour dates page for on sale dates and ticket information. More dates will be announced soon.

18-Apr-05  HOLLAND  AMSTERDAM  PARADISO   
19-Apr-05  GERMANY  STUTTGART  MANUFACTUR   
20-Apr-05  GERMANY  COLOGNE  STOLLWERK   
26-Apr-05  SPAIN  MADRID  EL SOL   
27-Apr-05  SPAIN  BARCELONA  APOLLO   
3-May-05  SWITZERLAND  ZURICH  KAUFLEUTEN  
4-May-05  GERMANY  MUNICH  SMALL ELSERHALLE   
5-May-05  GERMANY  HAMBURG  GRUENSPAN   
8-May-05  DENMARK  COPENHAGEN  SMALL VEGA/VEGA   
9-May-05  GERMANY  BERLIN  PASSIONKIRSCHE   
11-May-05  FRANCE  PARIS  CIGALLE     
17-May-05  IRELAND  DUBLIN  VICAR STREET   
18-May-05  UK  BELFAST   WATERFRONT

Win a Meet and Greet with Rufus and tickets to London show o

Please click on the link below to enter to win tickets and a Meet and Greet with Rufus for the March 1 London Islington Academy gig.

Rufus on Conan O'Brien

Rufus will be appearing on Conan O'Brien on February 22 and will be singing "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" from The Aviator.

World Cafe re-broadcast February 12 and 14

The World Cafe will be re- broadcasting the Rufus Wainwright session on Saturday, February 12 & Monday, February 14th.

The World Cafe with David Dye can be heard on more than 180 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by going to http://worldcafe.org/ or they can listen online Monday through Friday at 2pm EST or 1am EST by going to http://www.xpn.org/listen.php

UK TOUR ON SALE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 1 FEB 05 AT 9AM

The Gigsandtours.com website went down this morning so tickets will go on sale Tuesday 1 Feb at 9AM GMT. Sorry for any inconvenience ths might have caused.

Rufus UK Dates in April

Rufus will doing another headline tour in support of Want Two in the UK. The tickets go on sale Monday, 31 January at www.gigsandtours.com

TUE 5-Apr-05 TRURO -HALL FOR CORNWALL
WED 6-Apr-05 BRISTOL -COLSTON HALL
THU 7-Apr-05 READING -HEXAGON
SAT 9-Apr-05 NEWCASTLE -TYNE THEATRE
SUN 10-Apr-05 GLASGOW - ROYAL CONCERT HALL
TUE 12-Apr-05 UK BIRMINGHAM -SYMPHONY HALL
WED 13-Apr-05 NOTTINGHAM -ROYAL CONCERT HALL
THU 14-Apr-05 MANCHESTER -LOWRY
FRI 15-Apr-05 UK LONDON -S B EMPIRE

Rufus to appear on Starbucks Hear Music Sweetheart Vol 2

The second volume of Sweetheart, a collection of Starbucks Hear Music favorite artists singing their favorite love songs. All songs are exclusive, never-before-released tracks from Rufus Wainwright, Neko Case, M Ward, Joseph Arthur and more.  Liner notes include comments from each artist about their selected song. The CD will be available online, at Starbucks coffee houses (US and Canada) and Hear Music record stores beginning January 19, 2005.

Track listing:
1. Rufus Wainwright - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart- Ella’s)
2. M. Ward -Let My Love Open The Door (Pete Townshend)
3. Neko Case -Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan)
4. Calexico- Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)
5. Old 97s-She’s Got Everything (The Kinks)
6. Gary Jules- How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens )
7. Madeleine Peyroux - Give Your Mama One Smile (Big Bill Broonzy)
8.  Sondre Lerche-The More I See You (Cole Porter-Chet Baker)
9.  Martina Topley-Bird -I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
10. Jim White -Use Me (Bill Withers)
11. Joseph Arthur -There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
12.Dean & Britta - Forever (Beach Boys)
13. Milton Mapes -Your Sweet Voice (Matthew Sweet)
14. Vinicius Cantuaria -Inutil Pasagem (Jobim)
15. Mindy Smith -Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square


 

Rufus on the Radio (World Cafe)

Rufus' session will air on Thursday January 27, 2005. You can find the local station that broadcasts the program at www.worldcafe.org or or you can listen online Monday to Friday at 2pm EST  or 1am EST by going
to http://www.xpn.org/listen.php

Rufus Wainwright: Live at the Fillmore to air on Trio Jan 15

"Rufus Wainwright: Live at the Fillmore" will air on Trio on Jan. 15th (2AM ET / 11PM PT) after the simulcast of the NBC Tsunami Aid concert.

Rufus to perform at Gala Excellence La Presse on January 16,

January 16th at 8pm, on Radio-Canada french television :
Rufus will perform a song with the McGarrigle Sisters at this event honoring the personalities of the year by La Presse.

20 h
GALA EXCELLENCE LA PRESSE - RADIO-CANADA
Ce gala souligne les réalisations des 52 Personnalités de la semaine désignées par le quotidien La Presse et nous dévoile laquelle d'entre elles a été choisie au titre de Personnalité de l'année. Le tout dans le cadre d'un gala divertissant mettant en vedette plusieurs grands noms de la chanson et de l'humour, dont Janine Sutto, Réal Bossé, Jean-René Dufort, Véronique LeFlaguais, Patrice Coquereau, Ben Charest et Béatrice Bonifassi, Coral Egan, Luce Dufault, France D'Amour, Rufus Wainwright, les soeurs McGarrigle et plusieurs autres.
Animateur : Christian Bégin
Conceptrice : Ève Déziel
Réalisateur : Pierre Gagnon
Coproduction : La Presse et Radio-Canada

Rufus to play Lisbon, Portugal with Keane

Rufus and band will be playing on March 10, 2005 with Keane at the Coliseum.

Rufus Website Overhaul

Please be patient for the next few days as the website will be undergoing some improvements. Don't worry, the message boards will stay intact with the same web addresses etc. Please feel free to let us know if you have any problems over the next few days.

Buy Tix Early for Rufus in London

Happy New Year!!! Buy tickets early to Rufus Launch Show in London 1 March 2005

Rufus will play a launch show with his band at the Islington Academy on 1 March, 2004. Here is a special link to buy tickets that will go live at 9 AM GMT on 4 January 2005.

Buy tickets now!

The regular onsale date is 5 January 2005.

Rufus to tour with Keane in Europe this Spring.

Rufus and band will be supporting Keane on their upcoming European tour in the Spring. Here are the dates:

Saturday, March 12, 2005
Madrid, Spain – Aqualung

Sunday, March 13, 2005
Barcelona, Spain - Razzamatazz

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Lyon, France -Transbordeur

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Rimini, Italy –Velvet

Thursday, March 17, 2005
Milan, Italy -Alcatraz

Saturday, March 19, 2005
Vienna, Austria - Gasometer

Sunday, March 20, 2005
Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleeten

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Paris, France - Olympia

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Amsterdam, Holland – Heineken Music Hall

Thursday, March 24, 2005
Lille, France – Le Splendid

Saturday, March 26, 2005
Cologne, Germany – Beurgerhaus Stollwerk

Sunday, March 27, 2005
Hamburg, Germany - Markethalle

Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Stockholm, Sweden – Berns

Thursday, March 31, 2005
Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

Friday, April 1, 2005
Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

Rufus on TV (Canada)

Rufus will appear on "Tout le Monde en Parle" on the French CBC (Radio Canada) on Sunday, December 12, 2004 (Dimanche, le 12 Decembre) "Tout le Monde en Parle" website

Rufus on the Radio (Canada)

Please tune in to CBC Radio One " sounds Like Canada" to hear Shelagh Rogers interview Rufus at 10 AM EST on Thursday, 12/9/04

You can reach Sounds Like Canada at 604-662-6608 and via email at soundslikecanada@cbc.ca

Rufus to Tour in Australia!!!!

Here are the dates. Please note there will be three different kinds of shows: The Leonard Cohen Tribute, Family shows
(The McGarrigle Sisters and Martha Wainwright), and Solo Shows. Please check back for ticketing info.

Friday, January 28, 2005
Sydney Opera House - Came So Far For Beauty: Songs of Leonard Cohen

Saturday, January 29, 2005
Sydney Opera House - Came So Far For Beauty: Songs of Leonard Cohen

Sunday January 30, 2005
Sydney Opera House - Came So Far For Beauty: Songs of Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Canberra – Playbox FAMILY SHOW

Thursday, February 3, 2005
Melbourne – National Theatre FAMILY SHOW

Friday, February 4, 2005
Adelaide –Dunstan Theatre FAMILY SHOW

Saturday, February 5, 2005
Brisbane –Tivoli FAMILY SHOW

Sunday, February 6, 2005
Sydney – Enmore Theatre -FAMILY SHOW

Saturday, February 12, 2005
Melbourne – Manchester Lane SOLO SHOW

Sunday, February 13, 2005
Melbourne – Manchester Lane SOLO SHOW

Monday, February 14, 2005
Sydney – The Basement SOLO SHOW

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Sydney - The Basement SOLO SHOW

Rufus performance and interview on WFUV on December 10

Rufus' performance and interview will air at 9AM EST on Friday, 12/10/04 on WFUV (90.7 FM New York Area) Listen here.

Rufus on Last Call with Carson Daly

The episode with Rufus Wainwright performing will air the morning of December 17th at 1:36 AM EST on NBC. Please note that this is Thursday night/Friday morning.

Last Call with Carson Daly on December 6, 2004.

From the show:

Hey RUFUS WAINWRIGHT fans,

Here’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of RUFUS WAINWRIGHT’s performance on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY show on Monday, Dec 6th. Our friends at 1iota Productions are looking for diehard fans to be a part of this taping. The show will take place in New York City. If you are one of the lucky fans we ultimately and exclusively invite, know that you are an integral part of the show!

If you are interested in being a part of the audience, please visit www.1iota.com, go to the “FUTURE EVENTS” page and click the RUFUS WAINWRIGHT event link. Then follow the simple registration directions. We will respond back to you via email, with a confirmation letter that will have all the necessary information that you will need to attend this SPECIAL EVENT!!!

ATTENDANCE TO THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY!!!

Remember, BE QUICK, because space is EXTREMELY LIMITED!!

MUSTS:

- YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD

- YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY EVENING, DEC 6th.

- YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHOTO ID

- PLEASE DO NOT WEAR WHITE, LIGHT BLUE, BIEGE OR LOGOS, AS THEY DON’T COME ACROSS WELL ON CAMERA

- PLEASE DO NOT BRING LARGE HANDBAGS OR KNAPSACKS

- NO CAMERAS OR RECORDING DEVICES

Extra Montreal Solo Date Added on December 10, 2004

Due to exceptional demand, a second show at Montreal's Outremont Theatre has been added on Friday, December 10, 2004. Buy tickets.

Rufus instore at Barnes and Noble, Union Square NYC! 12/7/04

Rufus will perform and sign Want Two CDs at the Barnes and Noble Union Square NYC on Tuesday, December 7 from Noon - 2PM

Address: 33 E. 17th St.
17th & Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Rufus on the Radio (US)

RADIO PERFORMANCE
Rufus Wainwright will perform live for KCRW radio Morning Becomes Eclectic show on Wednesday December 1st
11:15 am - noon PST.

Monday December 6th Time TBA
WFUV

Rufus in-store at Borders LA Westwood 11/30/04

Rufus will perform and sign Want Two Cds at the Borders Westwood on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 PM.

Address: Borders Westwood
1360 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Check Out These Upcoming Performances by Rufus

Rufus will be performing and signing copies of his new CD/DVD Want Two at Borders in Westwood, on Tuesday, November 30th 7:30 pm. The Borders can be located at:

1360 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-3444

Also don't forget to tune into KCRW as Rufus Wainwright performs live for the KCRW radio Morning Becomes Eclectic show on Wednesday, December 1st at 11:15 am - noon PST.
For more info click below!

Rufus instore at Borders in LA

Rufus will perform and sign Want Two CDs at the Borders Westwood on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 PM

Address: 1360 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-3444 / Fax (310) 474-9627

Rufus on Dutch TV

Rufus will appear on December 5th on the Dutch TV programme R.A.M. at 7.30pm (VPRO public channel 3)
See here.

Rufus Solo Canadian Shows

Rufus will be doing Solo shows in Canada:

12/8/04 Toronto - Mod Club
The Wilderness will be opening.

12/11/04 Montreal - Outremont Theatre Buy Presale tickets. Presale tickets still available. . Tickets on sale 11/12/04. Jordi Rosen will be opening.

12/12/04 Quebec City - Imperial de Quebec Buy Presale tickets.. Tickets on sale 11/12/04. Nathan Wilson (of Brighton) will be opening.

Rufus on TV (UK)

Rufus will be performing and interviewed on the Frank Skinner show on November 4, 2004 at 11PM GMT.
Check itv.com for your local listings.

Hear Rufus on the Radio (UK)

Thursday 28/10/04 BBC 5 Simon Mayo Show at 3PM GMT.

Monday 1/11/04 Radio 2 Johnnie Walker Show

Saturday 6/11/04 BBC London Charlie Gillett Show


Monday 13/12/04 BBC 6Music Tom Robinson Show.

Watch Video from upcoming "Want Two" DVD

Watch this footage of "14th Street" filmed at a live concert at San Francisco's historic Fillmore Auditorium taken from the "Want Two" CD/DVD to be released November 16th!

Quicktime Format

Keyboard Magazine

Check out Rufus on the cover of Keyboard Magazine in the November issue.

Want Two

Santa Monica, California, September 27, 2004 - Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, called an "as-yet unheralded American treasure" by Sir Elton John, is set to release "Want Two," his new DreamWorks/Geffen CD and fourth of his career.

The package also includes an extensive 20-track DVD feature. "Want Two" arrives in stores November 16. The 12-track CD comes on the heels of Wainwright's acclaimed "Want One" from 2003. The new one continues the themes explored on the previous recording, though Wainwright has said "Want Two" contains "the more daunting tracks, the operatic, weird stuff, some heavy numbers that relate to my classical sensibilities."

The new CD was largely recorded during the same sessions as the first, and features the same creative team Wainwright used for "Want One." That includes producer Marius deVries (Björk, Madonna, David Bowie) and guest performers Charlie Sexton and Gerry Leonard; drummers Levon Helm, Matt Johnson and Sterling Campbell; bassists Jeff Hill and Bernard O'Neill; and Backing vocalists Martha Wainwright (Rufus' sister), Jenny Muldaur, Linda Thompson and Teddy Thompson. Folk legend Kate McGarrigle, Wainwright's mother, plays banjo, while his aunt Anna McGarrigle plays accordion.

Tracks include "Hometown Waltz," "Little Sister," "The One You Love," "Old Whore's Diet," "Memphis Skyline," "Peach Trees," "Agnus Dei," "Crumb By Crumb," "Gay Messiah," "The Art Teacher," "Waiting For A Dream," and "This Love Affair."

The DVD includes performances filmed at a live concert at San Francisco's historic Fillmore Auditorium, and includes songs from both "Want One" and "Want Two," among them "I Don't Know What It Is," "Dinner at Eight," and "Oh What a World."

The son of two great popular music figures, Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright burst upon the recording scene with his self-titled 1998 debut. He followed that with "Poses" in 2001. Rufus will soon make his big screen debut in director Martin Scorsese's upcoming "The Aviator," with a second film role in the 2005 Merchant Ivory film "Heights."

Singer Rufus Wainwright Set to Release "Want Two" CD/DVD

Santa Monica, California, September 27, 2004 - Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, called an "as-yet unheralded American treasure" by Sir Elton John, is set to release "Want Two," his new DreamWorks/Geffen CD and fourth of his career.

The package also includes an extensive 20-track DVD feature. "Want Two" arrives in stores November 16. The 12-track CD comes on the heels of Wainwright's acclaimed "Want One" from 2003. The new one continues the themes explored on the previous recording, though Wainwright has said "Want Two" contains "the more daunting tracks, the operatic, weird stuff, some heavy numbers that relate to my classical sensibilities."

The new CD was largely recorded during the same sessions as the first, and features the same creative team Wainwright used for "Want One." That includes producer Marius deVries (Björk, Madonna, David Bowie) and guest performers Charlie Sexton and Gerry Leonard; drummers Levon Helm, Matt Johnson and Sterling Campbell; bassists Jeff Hill and Bernard O'Neill; and Backing vocalists Martha Wainwright (Rufus' sister), Jenny Muldaur, Linda Thompson and Teddy Thompson. Folk legend Kate McGarrigle, Wainwright's mother, plays banjo, while his aunt Anna McGarrigle plays accordion.

Tracks include "Hometown Waltz," "Little Sister," "The One You Love," "An Old Whore's Diet," "Memphis Skyline," "Peach Trees," "Agnus Dei," "Crumb By Crumb," "Gay Messiah," "The Art Teacher," "Waiting For A Dream," and "This Love Affair."

The DVD includes performances filmed at a live concert at San Francisco's historic Fillmore Auditorium, and includes songs from both "Want One" and "Want Two," among them "I Don't Know What It Is," "Dinner at Eight," "Go or Go Ahead," and "Oh What a World."

The son of two great popular music figures, Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright burst upon the recording scene with his self-titled 1998 debut. He followed that with "Poses" in 2001. Rufus will soon make his big screen debut in director Martin Scorsese's upcoming "The Aviator," with a second film role in the 2005 Merchant Ivory film "Heights."

Win a chance to see an intimate Rufus appearance September 2

For Fans in the NYC Area:

If you are a Rufus fan and you live or work in the NYC area, we are making available via this notice only, 10 tickets to a very intimate appearance by Rufus this coming Monday afternoon (September 27th) at an undisclosed midtown Manhattan location. Tickets will be awarded to the first e-mail requests (limit two tickets per person) received at mailbox@mctbold.com beginning at 8AM EST September 24, 2004 . Please include your phone number with your request.

Winners will be notified by phone and will be given the details for the performance at that time. Remember, you must be available to attend this appearance on Monday afternoon, September 27th. Good luck!

Listen To Rufus' iTunes Celebrity Playlist

Listen to Rufus' hand picked Playlist including Bob Dylan and Eurythmics on iTunes.

Listen to Rufus' iTunes Celebrity Playlist

Listen to Rufus' hand picked Playlist including Bob Dylan and Eurythmics on iTunes.

Don't forget Rufus' Times Talks Conversation tonight!

Times Talks Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk: A Conversation with Rufus Wainwright
Location: FIT Katie Murphy Amphitheatre , Fred Pomerantz Art and Design Center 7th Ave at 27th Street
Tickets: $25 at the door.

Just Announced: RUFUS SHOW IN CHICAGO 10/13/04

Rufus has just added a show in Chicago at the Vic Theatre on October 13, 2004. Tickets on sale 9/11/04 at 10 AM. Buy tickets.

Rufus nominated for Shortlist Music Prize

This year's "Listmakers" (nominators) include Norah Jones, Robert Smith (The Cure), Jack Black, Perry Farrell, John Mayer, Jim Jarmusch, Serj Tankian (System of a Down) and many others. In our first three years we've had some pretty incredible people serve as Listmakers as well. Beck, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mos Def, filmmakers Spike Jonze, Cameron Crowe and Baz Luhrman, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), and Ahmir of The Roots just to name a few. What we call our "LongList" of 73 total nominations were just announced for this year's Shortlist Music Prize.

Ten Finalists (the "Shortlist") will be announced on September 20th and the winner will be decided from these 10 at a special gala concert at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater on November 11, 2004.

MTV2 Presents: The 2004 Shortlist Music Prize docu-concert TV special late this Fall, which will feature performances from the 2004 Shortlist Concert which takes place on November 11 in Los Angeles, as well as candid interviews with nominated artists and the Listmakers. This special will be repeated many times.

Also this Fall, XM Radio is airing a series of radio specials spotlighting all nominated music.

Lastly, there will be a 2004 Shortlist Music Prize compilation album released nationally in late October featuring music from many nominees.

Minneapolis and Milwaukee shows announced for this October.

Rufus will be playing solo at Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis on October 10, 2004 and the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on October 11,2004. Check the tour dates page for on sale dates and details.

Additional London Show Announced for November 8, 2004

There has been a second London show added at Shepherd's Bush Empire. This will be with the full band and tickets will go on sale on August 25, 2004. Check tour page for ticket buy link.

Presale for Rufus' TimesTalks on September 14, 2004 in NYC

Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk: A Conversation with Rufus Wainwright : September 14, 2004 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Hear this talented young singer/songwriter discuss his music, his creative inspirations and his visibility and struggles as an openly gay artist with New York Times critic Stephen Holden.

Location: Fashion Institute of Technology
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred Pomerantz Art and Design Center
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York City

The Presale begins at 1PM EST August 10, 2004 and ends on August 14th at 10 AM.
Password: Wanttwo
Tickets are $20, plus handling fee. (That is $5 off the regular price)
Order online here.

Surprise Show in LA!!!!!

Rufus will be playing a solo show on Sat, July 31, 2004.
The venue is Hotel Cafe on 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd LA,CA 90028. Doors are at 11:30 PM. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis and are $15. You will have to wait for the room to be cleared from the show prior so please be patient.

New Solo tour dates announced in Paris, Belfast, and Dublin

October 24, 2004 Paris, France - Cafe de la Danse
October 25, 2004 Belfast, UK - Empire
October 26, 2004 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

Please go to the tour dates page for more info.

Rufus "Live at the Fillmore" on Direct TV

Airings will commence on Friday, August 6 through Saturday, August 29, 2004 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6am EST running until 5:59am EST on Monday morning. This is a longer version than the one that previously ran on Trio.

UK Radio

Virgin Radio - Razor Cuts special and interview.

Phil Jupitus Breakfast Show on 6 Music July 20, 2004.
Interview live at 9:30 AM GMT.

The Mark Radcliffe Show on Radio 2 live on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30 PM- 12 PM GMT. Rufus will be performing two songs and interviewed.

Loose Ends programme on Radio 4 on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 6:15- 7:00 PM GMT. Rufus will be performing a song and interviewed.

The Music Week on BBC 6 Friday, July 23rd, 2004 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm GMT

Summerstage Performance on ABC in the Tri State Area

On Saturday, July 24 at 11:35 PM, Channel 7: Live from Central Park Summerstage will air on local (tri-state area) ABC (Channel 7 NYC). This will include Rufus' performance with special guests and interview footage. There will be songs from Want Two included in the performance.

Instore performance and signing at HMV Oxford Street in Lond

Rufus will be performing solo and signing at 6PM on Tuesday 20 July.

Rufus interview on NPR's "On Point" program.

Listen to Rufus' interview on On Point. You can stream it live. It will be archived after it airs live.

Waiting For A Want iTunes release now available!

Click below to download Waiting For A Want from iTunes.

Delay in iTunes release

There's been a delay in getting the Rufus tracks from "Want Two" up on iTunes. The delay is due to technical difficulties. Please stay tuned, we will let you know when it goes live. We will also be emailing the list. Be sure to sign up for the Newsletter mailing list if you have not done so already. Thank you for your patience.

SET TIME CHANGED BACK TO 8PM FOR RUFUS IN ST LOUIS TONIGHT

Please note that Rufus will still be going on at 8PM tonight.

UK Tour Dates

Please check the tour dates page for a full listing of the UK tour in Oct/Nov 2004.

27-Oct-04 Edinburgh Usher Hall
29-Oct-04 London Barbican Centre
30-Oct-04 Brighton The Dome
31-Oct-04 Sheffield Octagon
02-Nov-04 Liverpool Philharmonic
04-Nov-04 Warwick Arts Centre
05-Nov-04 Cambridge Corn Exchange
07-Nov-04 Southampton Guild Hall

Rufus London show

Please check the tour dates page for ticket info for Rufus' London Show on October 29, 2004 at the Barbican Centre.

Planning stages for end of October

Please check back soon for more information. This will be the first time Rufus will be touring with
his band in the UK.

Rufus on Windy City Radio

An interview with Rufus will air Sunday, June 13, at 11:10 PM CST on WCKG 105.9 FM in Chicago. It will be archived by Tues or Wed on windycityradio.com. There will also be a companion article in the Windy City Times on June 9.

Live at the Fillmore World Premiere on Trio

There will be a world premiere of Rufus Wainwright: Live at the Fillmore on Trio on May 30, 2004 at 10PM PST and 1AM EST.
There will be footage from the performance and as well as some additional material shot just for this program.

Rufus on BBC Radio 3 "The Verb" Programme

Rufus will perform and be interviewed on BBC Radio 3 programme "The Verb" at 9:30 PM Sat, May 15, 2004.

Sting show postponed tonight in Birmingham May 12, 2004

The Sting show Rufus was supporting tonight in Birmingham has been postponed. Please check back for updates.

Rufus' Sting Dates in London changed.

Rufus will be supporting Sting on May 18, 19, and 20.

SUMMER DATES ANNOUNCED!!!!!

Please go to the tour dates page for summer tour dates with Rufus, Ben Folds and Guster.

Please check back as more will be added soon.

Rufus signing at Sting Dates!!!

Rufus will be signing at the merch booth after his set on the Sting dates.

Come by and say hi!

Show taping in Montreal!!!

Please come to the show in Montreal at Metropolis tonight, April 23rd as we will be doing a live recording. As Rufus says, "Be a part of history"!

Surprise Rufus show in London Thursday May 6!!!

Rufus will be playing a surprise solo show at Lock 17 (formerly Dingwalls).

The address is Chalk Farm Rd NW1 8AB. Ph # 020 7267 1577. Tube stop is Camden Town.

To buy tickets go to www.gigsandtours.com and go to the artist section.

See you at the show!

Rufus in Montreal!!!

Rufus will do an in-store signing on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 5PM at the HMV Megastore on 1020 St Catherine St. W in Montreal.

The same night he will perform on the late night TV show,
Merci, Bonsoir on TVA. The show airs at 10:30PM

Rufus in Montreal

Rufus will do an in-store signing on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 5PM at the HMV Megastore on 1020 St Catherine St. W in Montreal.

The same night he will perform on the late night TV show,
Merci, Bonsoir on TVA. The show airs at 10:30PM

Additional information for the Toronto show

PLEASE NOTE there is an early curfew in Toronto at the Phoenix on 4/16 and 4/17/04

Rufus will be onstage at 8PM sharp.

Rufus to play solo at Thunder Bay show 4/14

Rufus will be playing a special solo show in Thunder Bay, ON on 4/14/04

Special Ontario Show

Rufus will be playing a special solo show in Thunder Bay, ON on 4/14/04

Supporting Sting on select European tour dates.

Rufus will be playing solo.

Wed 04/28/04    Helsinki, FIN   Hartwall Arena  

Fri    04/30/04    Stockholm, SWE  Stockholm Globe Arena  

Sat   05/01/04    Oslo, NOR       Oslo Spektrum  

Wed  05/12/04    Birmingham, UK  NEC Arena  

Fri     05/14/04    London, UK      Royal Albert Hall  

Sat    05/15/04    London, UK      Royal Albert Hall  

Sun   05/16/04     London, UK      Royal Albert Hall  

Wed   06/09/04    Verona, ITA     Arena  

Thu    06/10/04    Modena, ITA     Piazza Grande  

Sun    06/13/04    Vienna, AUT     Castle Shonbrunn  

Tue    06/15/04     Berlin, GER     Waldbuhne

Added Date in Toronto

A new date has been added for Rufus.

4/17/04 Toronto, Canada at the Phoenix

Please check the tour page for more details

New Tour Dates For Canada And UK

Please check the tour dates on the recently announced tour dates for Canada and UK

Valentine's Day Gift To Canada

Stay tuned to this site for imminent information on Rufus' April cross country Tour of Canada. First date to go on sale next week will be for the Phoenix in Toronto April 16.

8/14/05 TULSA SHOW TONIGHT: MOVED TO THE BRADY THEATRE

Due to weather, tonight's show has been moved to the Brady Theater
(918) 582-7239 105 W Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103

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