I was lucky enough to be blessed with friends having an extra ticket for the Rufus Wainwright concert last night at The Moore Theater in Seattle. What a great show! Not only were the opening acts good, but Rufus knows how to put on one HELL of an encore. The concert included (in no particular order): spoken word, lederhosen, a horn section, a microphone-free traditional Irish song, an entire-band dance number, Rufus in drag, and some seriously powerful tunes.
If you don't have tickets for his concert near you -- get them quickly, it's a fantastic show.
Rufus Wainwright is busy-busy-busy promoting his new fifth album, Release the Stars, coming out on May 15. He swung through Seattle (wrapping up a two-night stint at The Triple Door last night) and will premiere his latest video on LOGO Television Friday. He returns to LOGO to host their NewNowNext program on Sunday.
If you local boys and girls missed him at The Triple Door, never fear! He'll be on KEXP today at Noon (04/24/2007 - Noon Seattle Time). Listen online at kexp.org.