NCH Presents

Rufus Wainwright, solo

Wednesday 6th July, 2022

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Known for his incredibly engaging live performances, Rufus Wainwright returns to NCH on the back of his Grammy-nominated pop album, Unfollow The Rules. Playing a set list of classics and new cuts from his highly anticipated new album, the concert is sure to be one of the highlights of the year.  

Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has es-tablished himself as one of the great male vocalists, songwriters, and composers of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter has re-leased ten studio albums to date, three DVDs, and three live albums including the Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. He has collaborated with artists such as Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Robert Wilson, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys, Heart, Robbie Williams, Jessye Norman, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Sting, and producer Mark Ronson, among many others. He has written two operas, numerous songs for movies and TV, and is currently working on his first musi-cal. His latest GRAMMY® and JUNO nominated album, Unfollow the Rules, finds Wainwright at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, hon-esty, and a new-found fearlessness.

Speaking of the tour Rufus said ‘I am excited to tour Europe. I have always felt very much at home artistically there and my husband and I actually have a home in Berlin so I get to spend some time there and even play his home town. A lot of my musical references have European roots. I consider Unfollow the Rules my first fully mature album; it is like a bookend to the beginning of my career.”

He continues ‘For me with every concert that is happening, mine or others we are returning a bit more towards our normal lives. Experiencing music together gives me hope and confidence that we will rise above the isolating and heartbreaking experience of the past two years collectively’.

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