As more and more albums reach milestone anniversaries, artists are highlighting their work with tours. Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is the latest, honoring the 20th anniversary of his first two albums with a tour this fall.
"A lot of the questions I was asking 20 years ago still haunt me today, though I may seem much more confident and experienced,” Wainwright said in a statement to Billboard. "Listening to this old material I'm reminded of how curious and affected I was by the mysteries of life back then. Funny how one totally changes and totally doesn't at the same time."
The announcement comes just after Wainwright wrapped a small run of spring concerts--but this run will be a little bit different. The All These Poses tour, which will celebrate both Wainwright's self-titled debut and its follow-up, Poses, will see Wainwright returning to performing with a full backing band.
In the meantime, Wainwright is performing in Brooklyn in a series called Northern Stars, in which he covers famous Canadian artists such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen--and Wainwrigh'ts take on Cohen's "Hallelujah" has become one of his most recognizable songs. Before All These Poses gets on the road, Wainwright will premiere his second opera, Hadrian, in Toronto.
The All These Poses tour kicks off Nov. 9 in Los Angeles and will wrap up in December. Tickets for a Pennsylvania stop go on sale right here on AXS on Wednesday, April 11. Additional dates are expected to be announced.