Classical operas, Shakespearian sonnets and pop songs... is there anything this vocalist hasn't tried? Born from folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, the performing arts were always the destiny of this solo star. The American-Canadian singer manages to spread his talents across a number of diverse genres, with a full discography spanning seven studio albums, numerous compilations and movie soundtracks. Standout collaborations with the likes of DJ master Mark Ronson and his Leonard Cohen covers offer an insight into just how popular he has become, and his masterful take on tracks like 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk', 'Complainte de la Butte' and 'Going to a Town' are illustration of his phenomenal talent. With shows taking place in London, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol during 2016, there has never been a better time to see him in the flesh. Catch this incredible artist by grabbing your Rufus Wainwright tickets on StubHub.
Rufus Wainwright Biography - A Natural Born Musician
Brought up in a musical family, the budding singer picked up piano at the tender age of six. It didn't take long until he was on tour aged just 13, with family group The McGarrigle Sisters and Family. His eponymous debut album received unanimous critical acclaim, including four nominations from the Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards and a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album.
Inspired by powerful female singers like Edith Piaf and Judy Garland, the vocalist's soaring melodies and heartfelt, confessional lyrics helped him stand out from the crowd. One of his biggest hits to date is his cover of the classic Leonard Cohen song 'Hallelujah', recorded exclusively for the soundtrack of animated film Shrek, and the irresistible smoothness of his tones reignited interest in the iconic hit. Producer, TV star and songwriter, this singer has lent his talents to a great number of creative projects over his stellar career. From duets with Florence Welch to an entire album celebrating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, this is an artist unafraid to break convention. Catch him on tour by getting your Rufus Wainwright tickets now.
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