Posted in music | tour dates on June 20, 2012

Martha Wainwright, Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright

A tribute to Canadian folksinger Kate McGarrigle held at Massey Hall on Friday was more celebratory than sombre, with dozens of her family and peers gathering for a joyful celebration of her unique songwriting... Kate McGarrigle -- one-half of the influential Montreal singing duo with her sister Anna -- died of cancer in January 2010 at the age of 63. On Friday, a lineup including Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn and members of Broken Social Scene offered a mix of straight interpretations and cleverly revised covers featuring flavours of rock, soul and gospel...

Friday's concert marked the third such charity tribute to the folksinger -- with proceeds going to the Kate McGarrigle Fund, created to further sarcoma research -- and like previous shows in London and New York, this was a family affair. -[CTV]

Kate McGarrigle passed in 2010, and the Massey Hall show in Toronto on 6/15 mentioned above featured many members of her family (aka the McGarrigles and Wainwrights. Check out video from a Canadian show that featured Anna McGarrigle, Lily Lanken, Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright performing McGarrigle's songs below.

That leads us to a a bunch of family news. Martha Wainwright will spend every month of the summer surrounded by gallons of wine, as part of her residency at City Winery. Her summer kicks off on June 24th at the venue, and continues with shows on July 25th and August 15th. Tickets are on sale for all three.

Meanwhile, Rufus Wainwright -- whose song "Montauk" was just named one of the best "50 Favorite Songs Of 2012 (So Far)" by NPR -- will be spending whatever time this summer not on Montauk out on tour which will stretch into the fall. No NYC show has been announced as of yet but he's hitting the rest of the US and Europe pretty hard. All dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

And last but certainly not least: catch Sloan Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche with Suzzy and Maggie Roche at Madison Square Park on August 1st, part of the free Oval Lawn series in Madison Square Park.

Videos and a lists of tour dates are below.


JUN 28, 2012 - MONTREAL, QC Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
JUN 30, 2012 - ANN ARBOR, MI The Power Center
JUL 01, 2012 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
JUL 05, 2012 - MONTREAUX, CH Montreux Jazz Festival - Miles Davis Hall
JUL 06, 2012 - VIENNA, AU Vienna State Opera House
JUL 07, 2012 - ROTTERDAM, NL North Sea Jazz Fest
JUL 08, 2012 - LIEGE, BE Les Ardentes
JUL 10, 2012 - ATHENS, GR The Fuzz Club
JUL 12, 2012 - OSTRAVA, CR Colours Of Ostrava
JUL 13, 2012 - GRÄFENHAINICHEN, DE Melt Festival
JUL 15, 2012 - SUFFOLK, UK Latitude Festival
JUL 16, 2012 - BATH, UK The Forum
JUL 18, 2012 - DUBLIN, IE The Iveagh Gardens
JUL 20, 2012 - VENICE, IT Teatro Verde
JUL 24, 2012 - VIENNA, VA The Filene Center At Wolftrap
JUL 25, 2012 - PHILADELPHIA, PA Penn's Landing - River Stage
JUL 27, 2012 - PURCHASE, NY The PAC at SUNY Purchase
JUL 28, 2012 - WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
JUL 29, 2012 - BOSTON, MA Bank of America Pavilion
JUL 31, 2012 - PORTLAND, ME State Theatre
AUG 01, 2012 - SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT Higher Ground
AUG 03, 2012 - CLEVELAND, OH House of Blues
AUG 04, 2012 - MUNHALL, PA Carnegie Music Hall
AUG 05, 2012 - LOUISVILLE, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
AUG 07, 2012 - BLOOMINGTON, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater
AUG 08, 2012 - CHICAGO, IL Bank of America Theatre
AUG 10, 2012 - MILWAUKEE, WI Pabst Theater
AUG 11, 2012 - APPLE VALLEY, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
SEP 08, 2012 - CANBERRA, AU Canberra Theatre Centre
SEP 09, 2012 - SYDNEY, AU Sydney Opera House
SEP 12, 2012 - BRISBANE, AU QPAC Concert Hall
SEP 15, 2012 - MELBOURNE, AU Hamer Hall
SEP 17, 2012 - ADELAIDE, AU Her Majesty's Theatre
SEP 19, 2012 - PERTH, AU Riverside Theatre
SEP 21, 2012 - AUCKLAND, NZ Civic Theatre
OCT 01, 2012 - SEATTLE, WA Benaroya Hall
OCT 02, 2012 - VANCOUVER, BC Orpheum Theatre
OCT 04, 2012 - ARCATA, CA Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University
OCT 09, 2012 - SANTA BARBARA, CA Campbell Hall
OCT 11, 2012 - RIVERSIDE, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
OCT 13, 2012 - AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival - Zilker Park (Main Stage)
OCT 14, 2012 - DALLAS, TX Meyerson Symphony Hall
OCT 15, 2012 - HOUSTON, TX Bayou Music Center
OCT 18, 2012 - CONWAY, AR Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas
OCT 19, 2012 - NASHVILLE, TN Ryman Auditorium
OCT 20, 2012 - ATLANTA, GA Tabernacle
OCT 22, 2012 - DURHAM, NC Carolina Theatre
NOV 16, 2012 - OXFORD, UK New Theatre
NOV 17, 2012 - BIRMINGHAM, UK Symphony Hall
NOV 18, 2012 - LONDON, UK HMV Hammersmith Apollo
NOV 20, 2012 - NOTTINGHAM, UK Royal Concert Hall
NOV 21, 2012 - YORK, UK Barbican
NOV 23, 2012 - BRISTOL, UK Colston Hall
NOV 24, 2012 - BRIGHTON, UK Dome
NOV 25, 2012 - AMSTERDAM, NL Heineken Music Hall
NOV 27, 2012 - BRUSSELS, BE Ancienne Belgique
NOV 29, 2012 - RANDERS, DK Værket
DEC 01, 2012 - STOCKHOLM, SE Berns
DEC 02, 2012 - OSLO, NO Sentrum Scene
DEC 03, 2012 - GOTHENBURG, SE Trädgår'n
DEC 10, 2012 - PARIS, FR Les Folies Bergère
DEC 11, 2012 - MANCHESTER, UK O2 Apollo
DEC 13, 2012 - EDINBURGH, UK Usher Hall
DEC 14, 2012 - GLASGOW, UK O2 Academy

June 24th, 2012 New York, NY at City Winery
July 7th, 2012 Annandale-on-Hudson at Fisher Center
July 12th, 2012 Ontario at Hunstville Festival of The Arts
July 25th, 2012 New York, NY at City Winery
August 15th, 2012 New York, NY at City Winery



Comments (40)

Miss you! I love it!

Posted by Acompanhante | June 20, 2012 10:05 PM

Martha Wainwright is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CLASSY/HOT!

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:44 PM

Rufus is talentless. But he gets a pass from establishment critics who adore him because he's a gay ex-meth addict.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 11:13 PM

File these folky jerkoffs in the same bin as "A Prairie Home Companion," Taj Mahal, Reba McIntire and Lyle Lovett. If the U.S. university system vanished tomorrow, so would they.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | June 21, 2012 1:14 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 3:13 AM

he really needs to play a real NYC show soon, the new record is amazing

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:46 AM


Posted by Articles | June 21, 2012 7:04 AM

Amazing is a word that has been stripped of it's meaning by a generation devoid of taste and experience

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:51 AM

Amaze: To affect with great wonder; astonish. To cause great wonder or astonishment
For someone who really enjoys this record the meaning is valid. For someone who doesn't it is indeed an obsolete, maybe hard to comprehend term

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 8:00 AM

Speaking of stripping words of their meaning, I beleive 7:51 meant to say "its" and not "it's"

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 8:02 AM

That is a very comprehensive tour Rufus is embarking upon. I admire anybody who can complete such a journey!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 8:11 AM

I would prefer to see the iPods -- a band with real diversity amongst the songs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 8:28 AM

"For someone who doesn't it is indeed an obsolete, maybe hard to comprehend term"

That statement would make sense to someone who has an inflated sense of self-worth, or one who has problems accepting objective facts. For instance, if your life experience has limited you to ascribing "great wonder or astonishment" to an album, then objectively I feel sorry for you. Of course, that may be a stumbling black for some, unable to see the world outside the shadow-adorned cave walls.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 8:41 AM

So this last weekend I figured out who it is doing the Jeremy Lin posts and it blew my mind and people who say it is a crazy/annoying person should reconsider. I agree it is super annoying but it turns out the person doing it is not some stupid punk, but a very successful and hardworking comedian in his 40's who has a weekly podcast that over 100,000 listen to. I found this out after meeting him/her after a show at the Chicago Theater, where he/she played as part of a lineup in front of a nearly sold out audience. It was very surprising! He/she said it is a "social experiment" and also that he has OCD (he laughed when he/she said that). Anyway, thought I would share . . .

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 8:45 AM

Does anyone know when Rufus' set starts at the Tabernacle show in Atlanta?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:00 AM

My first introduction to Rufus was 3 years ago when he randomly showed up at my wedding and sang three songs! It was amazing and I have been a fan since. Looking forward to these shows!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:01 AM

re. Lin-sanity Dude

"... a very successful and hardworking comedian in his 40's ..."
... who happens to not be funny! Like Seinfeld's car reservation bit, being unfunny kinda defeats the whole "comedian" bit, donchathink?

"... (he laughed when he/she said that)"
unintentionally hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:03 AM

I think that if Rufus showed up uninvited at my wedding I would call security and have him removed. Fucking wedding-crashing freeloader.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:04 AM

8:28 -- funny joke except I've already seen that you posted it in a different post.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:08 AM

9:03 -- Seinfeld is not "in his 40's" and also I doubt he posts on Brooklyn Vegan. Learn to read.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:10 AM

how come comment sections like this immediately result in people arguing? #theinternet

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:32 AM

why would you bother writing all that if you're not going to say who it was?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:40 AM

In what sense is Rufus Wainwright talentless?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:49 AM

Fred Armisen is in his his 40's. And he is painfully unfunny. It's probably him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:04 AM

9:10 - was drawing an analogy to the Seinfeld bit, not saying he was the one that was playing in Chicago last weekend, or posts to BV, or is Lin-Sanity dude. LEARN TO READ YOURSELF! AND STOP LOOKING FOR OFFENSE EVERYWHERE!

holy shit some people are just assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:06 AM

8:45 -- I know you think you have secret information but "he/she" mentioned it on his Podcast earlier this month. Everyone knows who "he/she" is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:09 AM

9:03 -- Although arguably less popular now than maybe ten years ago, Seinfeld is still definitely "famous." Don't be so cynical...

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:10 AM

9:01 -- My friend, KS, was at your wedding! She said he performed a Jeff Buckley song and it was a great wedding! Congrats!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:12 AM

10:09/10:10/10:12 , etc. - what on earth are you talking about? you do realize that you don't make any sense at all, right? to be an unfunny "comedian" is one thing, but to be unable to form a cogent idea and communicate it publicly really makes you pretty useless. objectively.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:23 AM

"(time) -- "
clear signature
serial poster
Rufus fan boy
unfunny comedian

whaap whaaaaaa

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:25 AM

YOu are on drugs if you think those three people are the same.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 12:36 PM

^ LOL nice try brah

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:21 PM

OK, serious question here => Does ANYONE reading this site find the YTI.NAS.NIL posts in any way funny or entertaining?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:24 PM

I've found that pissing off New Yorkers is not really the best way to get yuks

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:59 PM

The "blind item" is Marc Maron. And, yes, he has done things like this in the past, so I think it is probably him! Now hopefully being called out will make him stop. . .

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 4:37 PM

Am I the only one who laughed at that iPod comment? Maybe I am getting soft!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 4:38 PM

You are not the only one . . . I laughed. But it is not the first time it has been on the site.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:15 PM

I laughed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:04 PM

How many hours did the makeup artist have to work for just that one photo?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:34 PM


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