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Doveman, Rufus Wainwright, National, They Might Be Giants, Justin Bond & more to play marriage equality benefit in NYC

The National at Beacon Theater in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The National

Doveman (aka Thoms Bartlett) and BOOM for Equality are teaming up to present Freedom To Love Now! A Concert for Marriage Equality, which will happen in NYC on October 30 at Beacon Theater. Doveman, who is known for bringing out tons of interesting guests to his shows, has curated a lineup which includes Rufus Wainwright, The National, They Might Be Giants, John Cameron Mitchell with Stephen Trask, Justin Vivan Bond, Toshi Reagon, fun., and more TBA. Artist lineup is also subject to change without notice. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday (9/8) at 10 AM and are on Artist Presale now (password: “boomforequality”) with a Local Presale starting today (9/7) at 4 PM. Proceeds will benefit Freedom to Marry.

As mentioned, Doveman is also continuing his Burgundy Stain Sessions residency at Le Poisson Rouge, though the dates have slightly changed since we last posted. His next one happens at the Manhattan venue on October 12 and will follow that with another on December 13. Lineups for those shows have not been announced yet.

For Rufus Wainwright, the show falls in the middle of his extensive international tour, which now also includes an Atlantic City show which happens on February 8, 2013 at The Borgata. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Speaking of Wainwrights, tickets just went on sale for Martha’s upcoming shows at Littlefield and Le Poisson Rouge.

Justin Vivian Bond, meanwhile, is hosting Weimar New York for Obama on September 18 at the Abrons Arts Center. The show is a benefit in celebration of President Obama’s “unprecedented commitment to the LGBT comunity” and features music directed by Lance Horne and performances by Alan Cumming, Joey Arias, Bridget Everett, Flotilla DeBarge, Rosateresa Castro-Vargas, Dirty Martini, Tigger!, Theo Bleckmann, Curtis Eller, Machine Dazzle, Tammy Faye Starlite, and more TBA. You can reserve seats and donate HERE.

All Doveman, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainright, and Justin Vivian Bond dates are listed below.

Doveman — 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 12 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Oct 30 Freedom To Love Now! New York, NY
Dec 13 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY

Rufus Wainwright — 2012-2013 Tour Dates
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 16, 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
SEP 28, 2012 – BIG SUR, CA Henry Miller Memorial Library
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 Center
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
OCT 23, 2012 – YORK, PA The Pullo Center
OCT 24, 2012 – PORTSMOUTH, NH The Music Hall
OCT 26, 2012 – MONTRÉAL, QC St-Jean-Baptiste Church
OCT 27, 2012 – QUÉBEC CITY, QC Salle Albert-Rousseau
OCT 28, 2012 – VILLE DE SAGUENAY (ARRONDISSEMENT LA BAIE), QC Théâtre du Palais Municipale
OCT 30, 2012 – NEW YORK, NY Beacon Theater
NOV 13, 2012 – DUBLIN, IE Vicar Street
NOV 14, 2012 – BELFAST , UK Ulster Hall
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 28, 2012 – HAMBURG, DE Laeiszhalle
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 05, 2012 – FRANKFURT, DE Gibson
DEC 07, 2012 – SAN SEBASTIAN, ES Auditorio Kursaal
DEC 08, 2012 – MADRID, ES Sala Riviera
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
FEB 08, 2013 – ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Borgata Music Box

Martha Wainwright — 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 10 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
Oct 11 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Dec 19 The Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Dec 21 Royce Hall Ucla Los Angeles, CA
Dec 22 Royce Hall Ucla Los Angeles, CA

Justin Vivian Bond — 2012 Tour Dates
Sep 12 Afterglow Festival, Crown and Anchor, Provincetown, MA
Sep 18 Weimar New York for Obama, Abrons Arts Center, NYC
Oct 12-14 Justin Vivian Bond is MX America! with Lance Horne at The Razz Room, SF
Oct 24 Project Inform Evening of Hope -A Night of Life Saving Fashion, San Francisco
OCt 30 Freedom to Love Now Beacon Theater New York, NY

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