The star takes advantage of his rising popularity by announcing a string of big shows...

Rufus Wainwright has announced details of his biggest ever UK tour.

The star, who is currently riding high following renewed interest in his third album ’Want One’, will return to the UK in October and November for shows.

Rufus Wainwright is currently in the UK, and played an instore performance at London HMV yesterday (July 20).

The tour visits: Edinburgh Usher Hall (October 27)

London Barbican Centre (29)

Brighton Dome (30)

Sheffield Octagon (31)

Liverpool Philharmonic (November 2)

Warwick Arts Centre (4)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (5)

Southampton Guildhall (7)

Support will come from Martha Wainwright. Tickets are on sale now. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.