Rufus Wainwright – 2014 Concert Schedule
The extraordinary talented singer Rufus Wainwright has dazzled audiences
since his first debut, and he is known for his beautiful, piano-laden melodies. With songs like "I Don't Know What It Is,"
"Oh What a World," "Peach Trees," and "This Love Affair," he has continued to raise the bar for his genre, and it seems that
fans just can't get enough of his poignant music. Much to the delight of longtime fans, Rufus Wainwright is currently underway
on a concert tour, and you don't want to miss out. He is slated to appear at a number of venues, including the Stephen Talkhouse
in Amagansett, Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry, the YMCA Boulton Center, Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Portland's Aladdin
Theater, Vancouver's Vogue Theatre, and more. To get your tickets to see this unforgettable performer live in concert, beat
the crowds by heading to StubHub first, and get ready to have an amazing time at the show!
About Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright first started to make a name for himself with the release of his self-titled debut album in 1998. The album
was met with praise, and it reached the number 24 position on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. He was later named as the
best new artist of 1998 by Rolling Stone magazine. Following a tour after his debut release, Rufus Wainwright returned to
the studio to begin working on his second album.
In 2001, Rufus Wainwright released his second studio album, "Poses,"
which proved to be just what he needed to make his breakthrough. Fans found the piano-driven music beautiful, and the album
quickly shot to the number 1 position on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. "Poses" received a number of accolades following
its release, including being listed on many "best-of" lists, like Out magazine's "100 Greatest, Gayest Albums" and Mojo's
"100 Modern Classics."
After the whirlwind success of his second album, Rufus Wainwright followed up with his third
studio album, "Want One," which produced popular songs like "Oh What a World" and "I Don't Know What It Is." The album reached
the number 60 position on the Billboard 200, and also charted in other countries as well. "Want One" was likewise met with
praise, with Rufus Wainwright winning a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist and Best New Recording at the OutMusic
"Want Two" was released following "Want One," which intended to be a darker-themed companion to its predecessor.
The album contained songs like "Peach Trees," "This Love Affair," and "The Art Teacher," and it was nominated for a GLAAD
Media Award in the category of Outstanding Music Artist, and a Juno Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
Rufus Wainwright continued to release a number of albums in the years that followed, including "Release the Stars," "Rufus
Does Judy at Carnegie Hall," "Milwaukee at Last!!!" "All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu," and "House of Rufus."
Wainwright's Breakthrough Album
Rufus Wainwright's album "Poses" helped him to break through to the mainstream scene.
The album reached number 117 on the Billboard 200 chart, and contained the signature style of his piano-driven melodies. After
the release of "Poses," Rufus Wainwright received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Album, and a Juno Award for Best
Alternative Album. His third studio album, "Want One," was likewise a success and was met with critical acclaim. The album
was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize in 2004, and spawned the singles "Oh What a World" and "I Don't Know What It Is."
Rufus Wainwright followed up with "Want Two," which was intended to be a companion album to "Want One." "Want Two" also went
on to receive a number of awards, and further critical acclaim.
Rufus Wainwright Trivia
Did you know that
Rufus Wainwright wrote an opera?
Rufus Wainwright composed a French language opera titled "Prima Donna," which details
the life of an aging opera star who falls in love with a journalist. The opera made its U.S. premiere in 2012, and it was
presented by the New York City Opera. "Prima Donna" ended up winning a Dora Mavor Moore Award in the category of Outstanding
Since his debut, award-winning singer Rufus Wainwright has added a certain
depth and introspection to the alternative and indie music communities. His music continues to resonate with fans all over
the world, and he has even taken his talents to the stage in the form of an opera. Rufus Wainwright is truly a one-of-a-kind
performer, and there is nothing quite like being able to see his music performed live. If you're a longtime fan, then you're
in luck, because he is hitting up a number of venues this year on his concert tour. When Rufus Wainwright heads to your city
on his 2014 concert tour, you don't want to miss out on this incredible show.