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big Wainwright update: Martha doing City Winery residency; Rufus touring (dates); Sloan & Lucy playing Madison Sq. Park

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

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