Musician and composer Rufus Wainwright announces concert in Vancouver

Vancouver’s concert scene is once again in motion as the city prepares to welcome a plethora of incredible artists, including New York-born, Montreal-raised singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.

The artist who, by the way, has collaborated with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel and Mark Ronson, to name a few megastars, is set to perform live at the Chan Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 26.

Wainwright’s Vancouver show is part of his Unfollow the Rules tour, which will see him perform concerts across the country, kicking off on the West Coast with a solo show in Regina on April 13 and culminating with a concert in Montreal. May 21.

Rufus Wainwright (V. Tony Hauser/Live Nation)

Wainwright’s North American tour announcement follows his band’s successful tour of the UK. Here in Vancouver, the musician will take to the stage with his brand new band in support of his Grammy and Juno nominated 2020 pop album, Not following the rules.

Joining the artist on stage will be Los Angeles musician Brian Green on guitar, backing vocals and as musical director; Alan Hampton on backing vocals, bass, guitar and ukulele; and Jacob Mann on backing vocals, piano and keyboard.

Fans can expect to hear a setlist brimming with Wainwright classics in concert, in addition to tracks from his latest and ninth studio album, such as “Trouble in Paradise”, “Romantical Man”, “Damsel in Distress”, ” Alone Time, “Peaceful Afternoon” and “Only People Who Love”.

“A lot of my musical references have European roots. I consider Not following the rules my first fully mature album; it’s like a bookend at the start of my career,” Wainwright said in a press release. “Experiencing music together gives me hope and confidence that we will collectively overcome the isolating and heartbreaking experience of the past two years.”

He added, “I am thrilled to be touring North America and especially my home country of Canada with Unfollow the Rules. I have always felt very comfortable artistically there and my husband and I have a house in Berlin, so I can hang out there and even perform in his home town.

Since singer-songwriter Wainwright is renowned for his energetic live performances, audiences can expect a captivating show in Vancouver. Tickets for the event for all ages are on sale now via tickets.ubc.castarting at $64.75.

Rufus Wainwright concert in Vancouver 2022

When: tuesday 26 april
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Chan Center for the Performing Arts — 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: From $64.75 — Available via tickets.ubc.ca

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