RUFUS WAINWRIGHT announces Autumn UK tour

Rufus Wainwright 
Autumn UK Tour
New LP ‘Out of the Game’, released April 23rd
First band tour since 2008

In what promises to be one of the touring highlights of 2012, Rufus Wainwright will take his critically acclaimed new album 
‘Out of the Game’, out on the road with his new band this autumn for a hotly anticipated UK tour.

Rufus’ new crackerjack 8-piece band includes Teddy Thompson on guitar and vocals and Krystle Warren on vocals. This is the first time he has toured with a band since 2008’s ‘Release The Stars’ tour. 

Tickets are available to buy on general sale from April 20th. 

Rufus Wainwright plays the following UK autumn dates:

Fri 16th                        OXFORD, New Theatre  
Sat 17th                       BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall  
Sun 18th                      LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo
Tues 20th                     NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall  
Wed 21st                     YORK, Barbican
Fri 23rd                         BRISTOL, Colston Hall  
Sat 24th                       BRIGHTON, Dome

Tue 11th                       MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Thu 13th                       EDINBURGH, Usher Hall  
Fri   14th                       GLASGOW, O2 Academy  

The full band line-up is as follows; Andy Burton (Keys) Sharief Hobley (Guitar), Teddy Thompson (Guitar), Brad Albetta (Bass), Ben Perowsky (Drums), Charysse Blackman (Backing vocals), Krystle Warren (Backing vocals) Tim Ries (Horns).

Produced by Mark Ronson, Rufus’ seventh album ‘Out of the Game’ features Sean Lennon, Martha Wainwright and Wilco’s Neil Cline, among others, and is released April 23rd on Polydor.

The LP looks set to be one of the most talked about releases of the  year and has been called Rufus’ “best yet” by The Times. It’s a beautifully delivered reminder that the wonders of Rufus Wainwright will never cease.