The Georgia Straight presents Rufus Wainwright at the Vogue Theatre

Live Nation has announced that singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is coming to the Vogue Theatre on December 7.

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and Release The Stars, which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.

Wainwright recently completed his PledgeMusic campaign to record Prima Donna: The Album, a studio recording of his first opera with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. “It is vitally important to me that Prima Donna be properly recorded and released so that I can tour a concert version of it in the coming year,"  he says. "I have decided to do this with the help of both PledgeMusic and the incredible BBC Symphony Orchestra, which in turn requires your generous support.” Rufus chose the PledgeMusic direct-to-fan platform so his supporters can partake in the album-making process through behind the scenes updates and exclusive views into the creative journey, which will see Prima Donna released on CD and vinyl.

Tickets for the 19+ show are priced at $49.95 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.

Tickets will also be available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and at the Vogue Theatre box office.

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