Two times Grammy award nominated singer songwriter has announced the release of an extraordinary new concert recording; Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules – The Paramour Sessions.

Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules – The Paramour Sessions sees Wainwright performing songs from his Grammy award-nominated 2020 album, Unfollow The Rules, along with other classic songs from his extraordinary canon, recorded live in a beautiful ballroom at the famed Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles. He’s accompanied by a guitarist, pianist and string quartet.

The set list features two previously unreleased songs Treat A Lady and Happy Easter. Recorded during the first Covid wave, the musicians and producers followed all the safety guidelines to ensure the health of all those involved. The concert, which first premiered last summer in partnership with ALL ARTS, Arte/ZDF and the WNET Group (through which it is nominated for a New York EMMY®), includes a striking new rendition of Unfollow The Rules’ Peaceful Afternoon.

Currently travelling Europe on a sold out solo concert tour, Wainwright has slated a very busy live schedule through the coming months, including solo headline shows; European performances of Mother, a program of popular and classical songs about mothers and motherhood performed with his sister, Martha Wainwright; U.S. headline dates with Aimee Mann supporting and more dates in the co-headlining alongside José González; and a full band Unfollow The Rules UK tour.



Date Venue
Wed 6th O2 Guildhall Southampton
Fri 8th The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle
Sat 9th Usher Hall Edinburgh
Sun 10th Bridgewater Hall Manchester
Tue 12th City Hall Sheffield
Wed 13th Barbican York
Fri 15th The Corn Exchange Cambridge
Sat 16th Olympia Liverpool
Mon 18th The London Palladium London
Tue 19th The London Palladium London
Wed 20th Brighton Dome
Fri 22nd Leas Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Sat 23rd The Great Hall Exeter
Mon 25th Symphony Hall Birmingham
Tue 26th New Theatre Oxford
Wed 27th St. David’s Hall Cardiff

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