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Rufus Wainwright ‘Unfollow the Rules Tour’


Rescheduled to a new date and venue.


Rufus Wainwright who was due to perform on Saturday 24 October 2020 has been rescheduled to a new date and venue.

The concert will now take place on Friday 8 October 2021 at Tyne Theatre and Opera House. Tickets are not transferable to the rescheduled date and venue, ticket holders should contact point of purchase for ticket refund. You can purchase tickets for the new date and venue directly from Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

Known for his incredibly engaging live performances, Rufus Wainwright returns to the UK with a brand new band for the ‘Unfollow the Rules Tour’: LA musician Brian Green (John Legend, Michael Bublé, Pomplamoose) as music director and guitar; Rachel Eckroth (KT Tunstall, Antelog) on keyboard and backing vocals; Jacob Mann on keyboard, piano and backing vocals; Kyle Crane on drums; and Sam Wilkes on bass and backing vocals.

Playing a set list of classics and new cuts from his highly anticipated new album, don’t miss Rufus Wainwright at Sage Gateshead this October.

Speaking of the tour Rufus said ‘I am excited to tour the UK in the late fall with my new band, performing the songs from my upcoming album release. I consider Unfollow the Rules my first fully mature album; it is like a bookend to the beginning of my career. He continues ‘For me, thinking about this tour is like a light at the end of this dark tunnel that we are all in together. It gives me hope and confidence that we will rise above this collectively. And while it might seem that we are not moving forward swiftly in this dark long tunnel, I know that we will reach the light again and be able to be together and listen to and play music together. I cannot wait to be part of that moment for my fans and share this music live with them’. | Facebook | Twitter