The NME favourite is backed by a full band...

Rufus Wainwright has confirmed details of a North American tour.

The songwriter, whose 2001 album ‘Posies’ featured in the Top Ten NME Albums Of The Year, will play the shows accompanied by a full band between February and March, according to the star’s official website,

The tour calls at: Boston Avalon Ballroom (February 8)

AlbanyHart Theatre at the Egg (9)

Toronto Convocation Hall (10)

Montreal Le Spectrum De Montreal (12)

New York Town Hall (14)

Philadelphia Electric Factory (15)

Washington 9:30 Club (16)

Towson Recher Theatre (17)

Pittsburgh Metropol (19)

Ann Arbor Michigan Theatre (20)

Chicago Vic Theatre (22)

Oberlin Finney Chapel (23)

Greencastle Kresge Auditorium (24)

Madison Barrymore Theatre (26)

Minneapolis First Avenue (27)

Aspen Double Diamond (March 1)

Denver Gothic Theatre (2)

Los Angeles Wilshire Ebell Theatre (8)

San Francisco Fillmore (9)