By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 19 2002 1:00 AM ET


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2002-01-19

Rufus Wainwright announces spring tour dates





RollingStone.com reports that out troubadour Rufus Wainwright is headed out on his first solo headlining tour, in support of his latest album, Poses. Last year Wainwright traveled without a full band on the Tori Amos and Roxy Music tours; he was also scheduled to participate in the aborted Wotapalava tour. On this new outing, he will be accompanied by his sister Martha (guitar and vocals), Jeff Hill (bass), Butch from the Eels (drums-percussion), and an additional guitarist-keyboardist to be named later. Adding guitar and vocals will be fellow rock progeny Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda Thompson), who will also be the opening act on this tour (except for the New York City dates, which will be opened by Antony Hegarty, of Antony and the Johnsons, and Martha Wainwright).

Here is the complete schedule for the Rufus Wainwright tour:

2/8: Boston, Avalon Ballroom

2/9: Albany, N.Y., Hart Theater at the Egg

2/10: Toronto, Ontario, Convocation Hall

2/11: Montreal, Quebec, Le Spectrum de Montreal

2/13-14: New York, Town Hall Theater

2/15: Philadelphia, Electric Factory

2/16: Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

2/17: Towson, Md., The Recher Theater

2/19: Pittsburgh, Metropol

2/20: Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan Theater

2/22: Chicago, Vic Theater

2/23: Oberlin, Ohio, Finney Chapel

2/24: Greencastle, Ind., Kresge Auditorium

2/26: Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theater

2/27: Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

3/1: Aspen, Colo., The Double Diamond

3/2: Denver, Gothic Theater

3/6: Anaheim, Calif., The House of Blues

3/8: Los Angeles, Wilshire Ebell Theater

3/9: San Francisco, The Fillmore


From the archives of The Advocate
05/08/01: The world according to Rufus
Out singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright talks about his new album, Poses, and why his desire to be a rock star hasn’t led him to compromise his music
By Michael Giltz



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