Rufus Wainwright to play Mark Ronson produced songs at London show

The Lyceum show will take place on April 30, 2012

Rufus Wainwright is set to play songs from his forthcoming Mark Ronson-produced album at a one-off London show next year.

The show will take place at London Lyceum on April 30, 2012 and will make up part of a short, six-date European tour, which will also see Wainwright playing shows with a brand new band in Paris and Berlin. Tickets go on sale December 5.

Earlier this year Wainwright spoke about the Ronson produced album, saying the songs on it sounded more “danceable” than his previous material. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he said: “I just want to make something that you love, driving around in your car listening or losing your mind to on a dancefloor. Something to serenade us through these very, very troubling times.”

The as yet untitled album is set for release in 2012, and Wainwright also said that his baby daughter Viva is informing his new material. “There’s nothing like impressing a little girl – nothing quite as lovely, and sometimes nothing quite as difficult. I’ve written three songs about her already.”

Wainwright and his long-term partner Jörn Weisbrodt, fathered the child with Leonard Cohen’s daughter Lorca.

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