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Rufus Wainwright in Poughkeepsie - Feb. 12th (more by Eric Townsend)
Rufus Wainwright

Blackoutsabbath is a concept created by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, as promoted by the organization Blackout Sabbath. In an attempt to become more environmentally conscious, participants are asked to live "off the grid" as much as possible on a designated date by unplugging appliances, walking or cycling for transportation, turning out lights and decreasing energy usage in any other ways possible.
Rufus will performing with sister Martha Wainwright at the third annual Blackoutsabbath concert (an afternoon show) on Sunday, March 14th at Park Avenue Armory. Tickets are on sale now.
The program, much like the fantastic Stanford White architecture of the space, will be decidedly European. Martha will sing Piaf and I (drum roll please).............will sing the entire Berlioz song cycle, "Les Nuits d'Ete." Now, this later announcement comes with a warning - let me explain.

I don't consider this first run through of Hector's massive work as the official premiere of yet another daunting move I'm making in the world of classical music. If anything, it's a bench mark set to aid the rise of this gnarled bud that one day will see the light of day and blossom into a full blown lugubrious other words, I'm going to make a lot of mistakes. [Rufus Wainwright]

He'll be in the UK and Europe for shows this April and May (his new opera, Prima Donna, premieres in London April 12th). Rufus's new record, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, comes out April 20th in the US.

All tour dates are below...

Rufus Wainwright - 2010 Tour Dates
MAR 14, 2010 - NEW YORK, NY Park Avenue Armory
APR 11, 2010 - SOUTHAMPTON, UK Southampton Guildhall
APR 13, 2010 - LONDON, UK Sadler's Wells
APR 15, 2010 - GLASGOW, UK Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
APR 16, 2010 - EDINBURGH, UK Usher Hall
APR 17, 2010 - SHEFFIELD, UK City Hall
APR 19, 2010 - GATESHEAD, UK The Sage
APR 20, 2010 - BIRMINGHAM, UK Symphony Hall
APR 22, 2010 - MANCHESTER, UK Apollo Theater
APR 23, 2010 - BRISTOL, UK Colston Hall
APR 25, 2010 - NOTTINGHAM, UK Royal Concert Hall
APR 26, 2010 - OXFORD, UK New Theatre
APR 28, 2010 - DUBLIN, IE Grand Canal Theatre
APR 29, 2010 - IPSWICH, UK Ipswich Regent Theatre
APR 30, 2010 - KREMS, AUSTRIA Danube Festival
MAY 02, 2010 - BRUSSELS, BE Palais des Beaux Arts
MAY 03, 2010 - PARIS, FR Theatre Mogador
MAY 05, 2010 - MADRID, SP Teatro Circo Price
MAY 06, 2010 - PORTO, POR Coliseu
MAY 07, 2010 - LISBON, POR Aula Magna
MAY 09, 2010 - BILBAO, SP Palacio Euskalduna
MAY 11, 2010 - BARCELONA, SP Grand Teatre del Liceu
MAY 13, 2010 - FIRENZE, IT Teatro Communale
MAY 15, 2010 - MILAN, IT Conservatorio
MAY 16, 2010 - ZURICH, SW Kaufleuten
MAY 17, 2010 - MUNICH, GER Muffathalle
MAY 19, 2010 - BERLIN, GER Volksbuhne
MAY 22, 2010 - OSLO, NORWAY Sentrum Scene
MAY 25, 2010 - HELSINKI, FIN House of Culture
MAY 27, 2010 - STOLKHOLM, SWE Filadelfiakyrkan
MAY 29, 2010 - WARSAW, POL Palladium
MAY 30, 2010 - COPENHAGEN, DK Radio Concert Hall
MAY 31, 2010 - HAMBURG, GER Kampnagel
JUN 02, 2010 - COLOGNE, GER Theater am Tanzbrunnen
JUN 03, 2010 - AMSTERDAM, HOL Carre



Comments (25)


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 12:41 PM

late to the dance on this one

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 1:02 PM

the sound at the first blackoutsabbath show was so terrible. i couldn't hear a thing in the back (and the place wasn't THAT big). i always try to catch rufus when he's in town, but not when he's unamplified. i learned my lesson!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 1:42 PM

i bet it didn't S.O. that quick.
place is really big and for $50...?

Posted by anon | March 4, 2010 2:06 PM

There must have been a lot of Hector Berlioz out there. Never underestimate those crazy motherfuckers.

Posted by M | March 4, 2010 2:46 PM

hope he plays a solo gig in nyc soon!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 2:53 PM

rufus MEHnwright

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 9:42 PM

1. It sold out really quick - the place is tiny (apparently about 35 by 35 ft)
2. Prima Donna premiered in Manchester last July (I was there)

Posted by Sybilla | March 15, 2010 4:56 AM

Don't know why but I've actually never been a fan of Rufus Wainwright. Something about his voice I think..

Posted by Toaster oven | December 17, 2010 7:13 AM

Guggenheim billed it as a performance piece and it was just an installation. Resultingly, the crowd simply waited for the "show" to start, limiting anyone's ability to freely explore the space (the ground floor was packed with indian-style seaters, and the balconies were lined with people holding onto their spots like grim death.

Posted by منتديات | January 9, 2011 1:32 PM

Hey ya'll we lost another one.......but I'm glad to have grown up with gangstarr as representatives of this music that has an incredible history.....hip hop is a book that wrote itself and GURU was definetly one of its main characters.....we are all getting older.....and GURU is one of the MCs that added a soundtrack to our lives in the 80's and 90's.......the NAMES,PLACES and FACES come to mind when I hear a GANGSTARR track.........I thank GOD that he allowed GURU to shine in his short time...........REST IN EVERLASTING PEACE GURU

Posted by تسريحات شعر | January 20, 2011 6:32 AM

Ah good old Rufus. Does anybody know when he's coming back? I miss him already!

Posted by Yoga | January 20, 2011 10:16 AM

I've really never been a fan of Rufus, either. He's a fellow Canadian, but that's all I can say. ;)

Posted by Ronald | January 27, 2011 1:13 PM

Sorry, I got to say this is the first time I heard of Rufus. He seems like very popular with his music. I can always check out what kind of music he's into. Thanks for share!

Posted by Anna | February 16, 2011 1:09 AM

Wonder if he'll be touring again in 2011? I missed him last year. Not much time for shows.

Posted by Toaster Ovens Ratings | February 23, 2011 8:40 PM

Don't know why but I've actually never been a fan of Rufus Wainwright.

Posted by проститутки киева | February 24, 2011 5:42 AM

Ah good old Rufus. Does anybody know when he's coming back? I miss him already!

Posted by стройматериалы цены | March 16, 2011 12:43 PM

this is great. thanks!

Posted by matt huston ex2 | July 2, 2011 6:06 PM

I wish he'll be back

Posted by Ohmz | August 19, 2011 1:34 AM

When can he play in my garden.

Posted by Boat tender | September 22, 2011 3:04 PM

Does anyone know when he will be touring Europe the next time??

Posted by Celia Wilson | October 12, 2011 3:24 AM

YEAH RUFUS!! I LOVE YOU! This comment is WAY late but that concert was the BEST!

Posted by Legal Shield | November 20, 2011 12:40 AM

That was a sweet show!

Posted by Easy Tether | November 21, 2011 8:31 PM

Look forward to seeing you in Dublin. I don't think we can reverse the few hundred years of industrialization that easily. If we stopped everything we are doing right now it might take the planet a thousand years to repair itself.

Posted by Power Tools | January 30, 2012 6:10 PM

Thanks for the article freinds, they all are very close, because no one else can sing it like you.

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