The Current is happy to announce that American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will be playing a very special solo show at the historic Fitzgerald Theater on April 13 at 8 p.m. Mary Lucia will welcome the audience and serve as our evening's host.
The performance is the third in our new series The Current Sessions™ at the Fitz, which began with Conor Oberst's show last fall. The second in our series will be Low with members of Trampled by Turtles on March 23rd.
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by the New York Times for his "genuine originality," Grammy-nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). Rufus will perform songs from his entire catalogue at his Fitzgerald performance.
MPR Member presale tickets available at the Fitzgerald Theater/MPR Box Office and through Ticketmaster (MPR member number required) starting at noon on Tuesday, February 5.
General public can purchase tickets Friday, February 8. General admission tickets are available at the Fitzgerald Theater or through Ticketmaster for $49/$39.
Members of Minnesota Public Radio may also order tickets by calling the Fitzgerald box office 651-290-1200 (noon - 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday).
For more information visit the Fitzgerald Theater website.
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