Kirkland Performance Center presents...

Rufus Wainwright, Unfollow the Rules Tour

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:00 PM
  • All Seats: $75.00

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Join us on Thursday, April 28 as Grammy-nominated artist, Rufus Wainwright, performs at KPC once again. Tickets for the show are $75 and will be on sale on Friday, February 11.

About the Show

For the first time in 7 years, Rufus Wainwright released a brand new studio album during the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 titled Unfollow the Rules. Produced by Mitchell Froom, this album is the bookend to his debut album that garnered him Best New Artist by American Rolling Stone Magazine in 1998 and can be seen as a summary and climax of all his previous albums, a work of true maturity. It was nominated for a Grammy and Juno and has been met with great critical acclaim.

“Just extraordinary, just breathtaking.” – NPR All Songs Considered 

“An opulently crafted highlight reel, a career-spanning sampler of the singer’s many styles and guises.” – Pitchfork 

“Nobody sings quite like Rufus Wainwright.” –The New Yorker 

“Lush, theatrical.” – All Music 4 star review 

“Sleek….It has an urgency, wisdom, and a measured calmness that expressly speaks to today.”Spin 

Rufus has been embarking on a worldwide tour with a spectacular three-piece band since September 2021. Fans old and new in the US and the UK so far have experienced the singer-songwriter in the absolute prime of his vocal abilities.

He now takes his band to the Pacific Northwest and across Canada. Audiences can expect a glorious mixture of deep emotion, drama, wit, solace, uplift, entertainment and absolute musical bliss, a journey that not many artists can take you along on.

To support the health and safety of our community, KPC requires proof of full vaccinations for all event attendees. Additionally, masking will be required for patrons and employees inside the venue. See below or click here for KPC’s full health & safety policy.


About the Artist

Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, songwriters, and composers of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter has released ten studio albums to date, three DVDs, and three live albums including the GRAMMY®-nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. He has collaborated with artists such as Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Robert Wilson, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys, Heart, Robbie Williams, Jessye Norman, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Sting, and producer Mark Ronson, among many others. He has written two operas, numerous songs for movies and TV, and is currently working on his first musical. His latest GRAMMY® and JUNO nominated album, Unfollow the Rules, finds Wainwright at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty, and a new-found fearlessness.


Since the release of Unfollow the Rules, Wainwright has released a paired down acoustic version of said album recorded at Los Angeles’ Paramour Mansion during the height of the first wave of Covid, a couple of electronic tracks with Ampersound, and a live album Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta with material ranging from Jacques Brel to Joni Mitchell, from Rameau to Leonard Cohen

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