The Best of Rufus Wainwright

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The Best of Rufus Wainwright
The Best of Rufus Wainwright tour poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the March 25, 2014 concert at Divadlo Hybernia in Prague
Tour by Rufus Wainwright
Location Europe, United States
Associated album Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright
Start date March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
End date April 27, 2014 (2014-04-27)
Shows
  • Europe: 26
  • United States: 5
  • Total: 31
Rufus Wainwright concert chronology
Out of the Game Tour
(2012–2013)
The Best of Rufus Wainwright
(2013)

The Best of Rufus Wainwright is an ongoing concert tour by American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright in support of his greatest hits album, Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright (2014). The tour was announced on Wainwright's official website in December 2013, initially for 23 performances in more than 20 countries throughout Europe during March–April 2014. Subsequent dates were added in France, the United States and the United Kingdom, extending the number of concerts to 31. Wainwright's half-sister, Lucy Wainwright Roche, has been confirmed as the opening act for select dates.

Development[edit]

Wainwright's half-sister and tour opening act, Lucy Wainwright Roche, performing in 2010

On December 11, 2013, Wainwright's official website announced a 23-date "greatest hits" tour throughout Europe, during which Wainwright will perform in twenty countries in the months of March and April 2014.[1] The tour, called "The Best of Rufus Wainwright",[2][3] began on March 4 at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland.[4][5] The second show, to be held the following day, took place at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland and was part of a commemoration of the musical heritage and history of the 100-year-old venue.[6][7] Wainwright's performance at the Palladium in Riga will be his first in Latvia.[8][9] His Zagreb concert will mark his second in Croatia.[10]

On December 20, Wainwright's website announced that the tour would be extended to include two shows in France (April 23 and 25).[11] On January 13, 2014, four additional concerts in the United States were announced in support of the album, extending the tour to 29 shows. Wainwright will perform in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco,[12] before returning to France and the United Kingdom. Due to popular demand, a second show was added at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.[13] On January 20, an additional performance was added in Coventry, United Kingdom, extending the tour to April 27.[14]

Wainwright's half-sister, Lucy Wainwright Roche, has been confirmed as the opening act in Riga,[15][16] Prague,[17] Berlin,[18] and Coventry.[19]

Reception[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Wainwright's 25-date tour throughout Europe and the United Kingdom will begin with a performance at Vicar Street (pictured in 2010) in Dublin, Ireland.
Wainwright's performance in Edinburgh will commemorate the musical heritage and history of the 100-year-old Usher Hall (pictured in 2011).
Wainwright will perform twice at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.
Date City Country Venue
Europe[20][21]
March 4, 2014 Dublin Ireland Vicar Street[4][5]
March 5, 2014 Edinburgh United Kingdom Usher Hall[6]
March 10, 2014 Amsterdam Netherlands Carré Theatre[22]
March 12, 2014 Brussels Belgium Cirque Royale[23]
March 13, 2014 Aarhus Denmark Musikhuset Aarhus[24]
March 14, 2014 Stockholm Sweden Filadelfiakyrkan[25]
March 15, 2014 Oslo Norway Sentrum Scene[26]
March 17, 2014 Helsinki Finland Kulttuuritalo
March 19, 2014 Riga Latvia Palladium[8][9]
March 20, 2014 Vilnius Lithuania Congress Hall
March 23, 2014 Wrocław Poland Capitol Musical Theatre
March 24, 2014 Warsaw Poland Palladium
March 25, 2014 Prague Czech Republic Divadlo Hybernia[3]
March 26, 2014 Berlin Germany Apostel Paulus Kirche[2]
March 28, 2014 Vienna Austria Museumsquartier (Hall E)[27]
March 29, 2014 Ljubljana Slovenia Cankar Hall (Cankarjev dom)[28]
March 31, 2014 Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
April 2, 2014 Zagreb Croatia Vatroslav Linsinski[10]
April 3, 2014 Budapest Hungary Palace of Arts (Budapest Spring Festival)
April 4, 2014 Brescia Italy Teatro Grande[29]
April 6, 2014 London United Kingdom Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
April 8, 2014 Bologna Italy Teatro Duse[30][31]
April 10, 2014 Catania Italy Teatro Metropolitan[30][32]
United States[20]
April 15, 2014 New York City United States The Town Hall[33]
April 16, 2014 Washington, D.C. United States Lincoln Theatre[34]
April 18, 2014 Los Angeles United States Orpheum Theatre
April 19, 2014 San Francisco United States Palace of Fine Arts
April 20, 2014 San Francisco United States Palace of Fine Arts[13]
Europe[11][20]
April 23, 2014 Caen France Le Cargo
April 25, 2014 Paris France La Gaîté lyrique
April 27, 2014 Coventry United Kingdom Warwick Arts Centre[14]

References[edit]

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