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Thursday, April 19, 2007

rufus wainwright day: tour news, free in-store performance, album leak

it's a big rufus wainwright day with loads of updated information, a free performance and an album leak in the process.

UPDATE 4/20: check out this really wonderful review of the album by xolondon here.

first things first, our good friend xolondon tipped us on additional performances of good ol rufie in the US including the already sold out four dates in NYC at the gramercy theater [though their own site states you can still buy tix at approx 200 bucks a pop!].

here's the full tour schedule (check this official site for updates)

Sun/Mon, 04/22-23/07 Rufus Wainwright Triple Door Seattle, WA
Wed, 04/25/07 Rufus Wainwright Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA
Tue, 05/01/07 Rufus Wainwright El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Tue/Wed, 06/05-06/07 Rufus Wainwright Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Fri/Sat, 06/08-09/07 Rufus Wainwright Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Sat, 06/16/07 True Colors Tour: Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
(Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, & Dresden Dolls)
Sun, 06/17/07 True Colors Tour: Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
(Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, & Dresden Dolls)
Sat, 08/04/07 Rufus Wainwright Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
Sun, 09/23/07 Rufus Wainwright Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA
(Plays Judy Garland: Live at the Hollywood Bowl)
Mon/Tues, 06/11-12/07 Rufus Wainwright The Danforth Music Hall Theatre Toronto, ON

now if you live in the nyc area and have some free time on the 16th of may, rufus will be performing for free at the barnes & noble on 17th street!
here is the info posted on his myspace:

Rufus at Barnes & Noble in New York City

Rufus will do an instore performance and signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City (33 East 17th Street) on May 16 at 7:00PM to promote his new album 'Release the Stars'. Be sure to get there early!

FINALLY, i just got my grubby hands on the upcoming 5th album release the stars and i have to admit that on first listen, i'm not as instantly wowed as i was when i heard previous albums like want one or his self titled album a few years back.

i love rufus to death, but this time around i have to say that i'm kind of 'eh' about this collection (even if neil tennant and marius devries on deck as producers). though i cannot deny that even amidst my blase feelings i can recognize the adventurous amounts of musicality that went into this album. so for that reason alone you should check it out.

here are the track listings (and my faves highlighted):

01. Do I Disappoint You
02. Going to a Town
03. Tiergarten
04. Nobody’s Off the Hook
05. Between My Legs
06. Rules and Regulations
07. I’m Not Ready to Love
08. Slideshow
09. Tulsa
10. Leaving for Paris pt2
11. Sanssouci
12. Release the Stars

1 comment:

xolondon said...

Keep playing it - more songs will open up for ya! The ones I don't like are Rules... and Sansouci.