When the utterly yum Rufus Wainwright released his divine third album ‘Want One’ late last year, he had a clever plan up his sleeve. Not content with filling our mundane music boxes with glorious songs reminiscent of a past era just once in twelve months, he decided to split the album in two and release ‘Want Two’ a few months later. And I say 'Yay' to this plan.
‘Waiting for a Want’, a four song EP, makes up the first part of the ‘Want Two’ release. But the EP won’t be available in a hold-in-your-hands format, but instead you can download it exclusively through the iTunes Music Store from June 29th. In addition to the four songs -"Gay Messiah," "The Love Affair," "The Art Teacher" and "Waiting for a Dream"-Wainwright will make downloadable album art available through rufuswainwright.com
Wainwright plans to release another collection of Want Two songs, which he characterizes as "a bit darker" and "more operatic" than those of its predecessor, this autumn.
Rufus and his band will be touring the UK from October, with support from his fantastically talented sister, Martha Wainwright.
Catch them on the following dates:
27th Edinburgh Usher Hall 0871 220 0260
29th London Barbican Centre 020 738 8891
30th Brighton The Dome 01273 709 709
31st Sheffield Octagon 0114 222 8777
2nd Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
4th Warwick Arts Centre 020 7287 0932
5th Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851
7th Southampton Guild Hall 0238 0632601
You can buy tickets online from gigsandtours.com.