RUFUS ENDS UK TOUR IN STYLE

The singer ends his UK tour in London...

Rufus Wainwright paid tribute to JEFF BUCKLEY on the closing night of his UK tour last night – and said his new album will be out in March 2005.

The singer ended a string of UK dates last night with a show at the London Shepherds Bush Empire (November 8), his second in the city on this tour following a Halloween show at the Barbican last month.

Wainwright was backed by a ten-piece band for a set that was composed mainly of songs from last year’s album ’Want One’.

Speaking from the stage, the signer said that the delayed follow-up, ’Want Two’, will be out in the UK in March next year.

The singer played two songs from the record, ’Gay Messiah’ and ’Memphis Skyline’, which was inspired by the life of Jeff Buckley.

And as a celebration of the end of the tour, Rufus dressed his band as witches during the encore.

The setlist ran:

‘L¹ Absence’

’14th Street’

’Harvester of Hearts’

’Movies of Myself’

’Natasha’

’Go or Go Ahead’

’Pretty Things’

’Matinee Idol’

’11:11’

’Vibrate’

’Memphis Skyline’

’Hallelujah’

’Gay Messiah’

’Want’

’Greek Song’

’I Don’t Know What It Is’

’Dinner at Eight’

’Beautiful Child’

’Oh What a World’

’Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk’