Rufus Wainwright joins family for Christmas shows

It's a busy festive period for them

Rufus Wainwright is to play a series of Christmas shows in North America.

The singer/songwriter is due to perform as part of the McGarrigle Family Christmas Tour for six dates in December.

Rufus will be joined by sister Martha Wainwright and mother and aunt Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle.

The family tour will call at:

Montreal Outremont (December 1, 2)

Philadelphia Kimmel Center (3)

Toronto Massey Hall (4)

Los Angeles Royce Hall (6)

Seattle The Paramount (7)

New York Carnegie Hall (13)

As previously reported Rufus Wainwright will be recreating Judy Garland’s legendary live show from 1961 at London’s Palladium on February 18.