Posted in music | pictures on February 17, 2010

photos by Eric Townsend

Rufus Wainwright

Philadelphia City Paper: What will people see at your show on Sunday [in Atlantic City]?

Rufus Wainwright: These are an interesting set of shows because they're the last shows I do before the tour for the next record, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu. This is the last snippet of my former life when I was doing gigs to pay for restaurant bills in between writing operas and ballets and stuff [laughs]. Everything is up for grabs. When I get back on the road after these shows it'll be all very orchestrated and constructed, so this is the last of the loose.

CP: Tell me about your upcoming album.

RW: It's just me and the piano, at last, having musical sex.

Rufus Wainwright's new record, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, comes out April 20th in the US (more info below).

In addition to Atlantic City, his shows over the weekend included Northampton, MA, and a Friday, February 12th show at Poughkeepsie's Bardavon Opera House. Pictures from the latter are in this post. Brooklyn band Sky White Tiger opened.

Besides the new album, Rufus's opera, Prima Donna, will be opening in London on April 12th. More pictures from Poughkeepsie, along with the new album cover art and tracklist, below...

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Sky White Tiger

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

"All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu" tracklist
Who Are You New York?
Sad With What I Have
Martha
Give Me What I Want and Give It To Me Now!
True Loves
Sonnet 43
Sonnet 20
Sonnet 10
The Dream
What Would I Ever Do With A Rose?
Les Feux d'artifice t'appellent
Zebulon

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Comments (8)

Nice to see that shows are happening at the Bardovon Theater. It almost became a victim of the wrecking ball back in the 1970's.
I saw Talking Heads there on Halloween '78.

Posted by drewo | February 17, 2010 10:51 AM

it is crazy how much rufus looks like his dad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 11:44 AM

the johnny weir of music

Posted by donn | February 17, 2010 3:57 PM

3:57, did you just learn to make smart ass comparisons based on your unlimited exposure to TV and limited exposure to an artist's music?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 4:06 PM

Poughkeepsie is where Satchel Paige was born. I heard Spackenkill has lots of baloney farmers, too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 12:50 AM

I heard Snooki got onstage and sang "Rufus Is A Tit Man"

Posted by princess of poughkeepsie | February 18, 2010 2:05 AM

^ 4:06- Bitch!

Posted by donn | February 18, 2010 2:31 PM

Nice to see that shows are happening at the Bardovon Theater. It almost became a victim of the wrecking ball back in the 1970's.
I saw Talking Heads there on Halloween '78.

Posted by Wed Gan | May 18, 2010 10:04 PM

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