Rufus Wainwright to return in June

The 39-year-old singer/songwriter, who sold out 2 solo shows in 1st visit here, comes back with full band.

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April 1, 2012 23:15
Musician Rufus Wainwright

Musician Rufus Wainwright. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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Even though he declared from the stage of Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium in 2008 that he gained five pounds “eating my way through Jaffa,” Rufus Wainwright will be returning to Israel in June.

The 39-year-old eclectic singer/songwriter, who sold out two solo shows on his first visit here, will be coming back with a full band to perform on June 3 at Ronit Farm, a amphitheater near Kibbutz Ga’ash. There will be special VIP tickets on sale, enabling access to a VIP lounge and to an after-party with a DJ and special guests.

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The show will be part of a world tour launched following the release later this month of Wainwright’s seventh studio album, Out of the Game, produced by Mark Ronson (of Amy Winehouse fame). Wainwright has called it “the most pop album I’ve ever made” and features guest appearances by Wilco’s Nels Cline, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Sean Lennon and Wainwright’s sister Martha.

Wainwright is the son of two prominent folk singers from the 1970s – Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, and is considered one of the significant singer/songwriters to emerge in the past 15 years.

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