Rufus Wainwright is a truly special artist. The son of folk-legend Loudon Wainwright III, the musical genes passed from father to son in the most theatrical manner possible, resulting in a songwriter with a keen sense for the intersection of pop and Broadway. Listening to Rufus Wainwright’s music, which centers around his stunning, full-bodied tenor voice, is a journey through the highs of gospel, the catchiness of Lady Gaga and the operatic flourishes of, well, opera.
I swear Wainwright is one of the most unusual crossover artists touring today, appealing to everyone from my grandmother (see: “Barbara” from his 2012 LP Out Of The Game) to the most post-punk of friends (try the sullen, baroque piano of “The Art Teacher” from 2004’s Want Two).
Touring in support of his greatest hits record released this year, Wainwright will perform at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on Sunday, April 20. Want to check it out? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. Details below:
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