Known for his incredibly engaging live performances, Rufus returns to the UK with a brand new band for the tour: LA musician Brian Green (John Legend, Michael Bublé, Pomplamoose) as music director and guitar; Rachel Eckroth (KT Tunstall, Antelog) on keyboard and backing vocals; Jacob Mann on keyboard, piano and backing vocals; Kyle Crane on drums; and Sam Wilkes on bass and backing vocals.
Speaking of the tour Rufus said ‘I am excited to tour the UK in the late fall with my new band, performing the songs from my upcoming album release. I consider Unfollow the Rules my first fully mature album; it is like a bookend to the beginning of my career. He continues ‘For me, thinking about this tour is like a light at the end of this dark tunnel that we are all in together. It gives me hope and confidence that we will rise above this collectively. And while it might seem that we are not moving forward swiftly in this dark long tunnel, I know that we will reach the light again and be able to be together and listen to and play music together. I cannot wait to be part of that moment for my fans and share this music live with them’.
Wainwright’s ninth studio LP and first new pop album since 2012, UNFOLLOW THE RULES finds the artist at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty, and a new-found fearlessness while remaining as creative, bold, and mischievous as ever.