Rufus Wainwright has announced a ten-date UK tour in November and December of this year.
The US singer/songwriter will be performing tracks from his new album, 'Out Of The Game' on the tour, which recorded with Mark Ronson and recently revealed was inspired by Lady Gaga. Tickets for the show go on sale on 20 April, 2012.
"I think a lot of it has to do with Lady Gaga, to be honest. I totally admire her tenacity, her ambition and her strength of vision. There’s just not one good song there. People, especially gay men, are falling so hard for it," said the star in an interview with Music Week. "Certain things that she says: 'Look at me. I was like you one day and now I’m this – and you can do it too.' I find it a bit disingenuous.
Wainwight also recently premiered the video for his single, also titled 'Out Of The Game', which stars Helena Bonham-Carter as a frustrated librarian.
Wainwright's winter tour dates are as follows. For more information, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Oxford New Theatre (November 16)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (17)
London Hammersmith Apollo (18)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (20)
York Barbican (21)
Bristol Colston Hall (23)
Brighton Dome (24)
Manchester O2 Apollo (December 11)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (13)
Glasgow O2 Academy (14)