Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studiosan all-new performance of out singer Rufus Wainwright's tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, recorded last year at Los Angeles' famed Capitol Studioshas arrived via BMG and celebrates the legendary Garland's 100th birthday, per a press release.
First presented last year as a virtual livestream concert event, Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios sees Wainwright using the very microphone Garland herself used while making her own historic recordings at Capitol Studios, backed by a four-piece jazz ensemble before a micro-audience of two-time Academy Award-winning actress Renée Zellweger, winner of 2020's Best Actress Oscar for her spectacular performance as Garland in 2019's Judy.
Wainwright celebrated Garland's centenary with the first exclusive live residency this past week at City Winery in New York City and will hold the other Rufus Does Judy at City Winery in Chicago on June 16-17.
Wainwright performs two shows each night. Early sets will cover songs from "When You're Smiling" to "San Francisco," while late shows will feature "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" to "Chicago," with additional surprise numbers during both sets. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit rufuswainwright.com/tour.
Meanwhile, Wainwright is also on the road with his Unfollow The Rules Tour, traveling the world through November. The run has seen Wainwright performing classic songs, fan favorites, and tracks from his highly praised new album, 2020's GRAMMY® and Juno Award-nominated Unfollow The Rules, both solo and backed by his brand-new live combo.
In addition, Wainwright will present his acclaimed 2018 opera, Hadrian, with a special one-night-only performance at Madrid, Spain's historic Teatro Real on July 22. Wainwright will also team with the Los Angeles Phil for an exclusive performance set for L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 2, 2023.