Rufus Wainwright Plots 2022 North American Tour

The singer-songwriter will play shows in Regina, Calgary, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal
Rufus Wainwright Plots 2022 North American Tour
Prolific singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has mapped out a 2022 North American tour that will take him to the West Coast of the US and across his homeland of Canada.

Kicking off in Regina on April 13, the Unfollow the Rules Tour will go on to hit Calgary, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal before the end of May.

The trek comes in support of Wainwright's Grammy and Juno-nominated 2020 album Unfollow the Rules, which was his first new pop album since 2012. For the first three dates, he'll perform solo before being joined by a backing band consisting of Brian Green, Jacob Mann and Alan Hampton.

"I am excited to tour North America and in particular my home country of Canada with Unfollow the Rules," the artist said in a statement, adding that he considers the LP as his first "fully mature" album and a bookend to the beginning of his career. 

He added: "For me with every concert that is happening, mine or others, we are returning a bit more towards our normal lives. Experiencing music together gives me hope and confidence that we will rise above the isolating and heartbreaking experience of the past two years collectively."

Tickets go on sale Friday (February 11) at 10 a.m. local time here.

See the tour poster and the full list of dates below.

Rufus Wainwright 2022 Tour:

04/13 Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
04/14 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
04/15 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
04/26 Vancouver, BC - Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
04/28 Kirkland, WA - Kirkland Performance Center
04/29 Edmonds, WA - Edmonds Center for the Arts
04/30 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
05/16 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
05/19 Ottawa, ON - Babs Asper Theatre, National Arts Centre
05/20 Quebec City, QB - Palais Montcalm
05/21 Montreal, QC - Salle Wilfred-Pelletier

Last year, Wainwright premiered his Judy Garland-tribute concert film Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios.