The singer announces free, TV show and new tour…

Rufus Wainwright is playing a special free gig in LONDON on Monday (March 7).

Following a show this week at the Islington Academy, the singer and his band will play at the Oxford Street Virgin Megastore at 7pm, after which he will be flashing his signature about the place with a signing session.

Rufus Wainwright, who releases new album ‘Want Two’ on Monday, is the subject of a Channel 4 documentary that airs on March 12 at 11.30pm.

Entitled ‘All I Want’, the film features interviews with those close to the singer along with celebrity fans including Elton John, Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright, ’The League Of Gentlemen’s Mark Gattis and Neil Tennant.

Additionally, Rufus Wainwright has announced a new UK tour. The dates are:

Truro Hall For Cornwall (April 5)

Bristol Colston Hall (6)

Reading Hexagon (7)

Newcastle Tyne Theatre (9)

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (10)

Birmingham Symphony Hall (12)

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (13)

Manchester Lowry (14)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (15, 16)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (May 12)

Oxford New Theatre (13)

Poole Lighthouse (15)

York Opera House (16)

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