Grammy-nominated composer and singer-songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, comes to Valencia on April 19th as part of his 2023 world tour, ‘Unfollow the Rules’. His excellent vocal form and full compositional maturity will animate the stage, bringing together exquisite songs in a classic pop style that has become his trademark. The artist, whose compositions are consistently evolving, has been influenced by an eclectic range of genres, including folk, pop, country, French chanson, musicals and even opera. Wainwright takes the stage at Palau de Les Arts where tickets range from 34€-50€.

Born into a family of folk singers, Wainwright’s parents are Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright. He is also the older brother of the renowned singer Martha Wainwright. He has recorded ten studio albums and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written two classical operas and set Shakespeare’s sonnets to music for a theatre piece by Robert Wilson. His passion for opera led him to compose Prima Donna, his very first opera which was recorded for Deutsche Grammophon.

‘Unfollow the Rules’ is the most recent studio album by Rufus Wainwright which was released three years ago on July 10th, 2020. He wrote the song for the 2018 film ‘Here and Now’ starring Sarah Jessica Parker, also serving as producer. As a friend of Wainwright, Parker asked him to write an original song for the film. The endearing origin of the name comes from him hearing his daughter say, ‘Daddy, I just want to unfollow the rules’. In this album, ‘Trouble in Paradise’, became the lead single and was released the previous year in October 2019. ‘Damsel in Distress’, ‘Peaceful Afternoon’ and ‘Alone Time’ were also released in February, March, and April 2020 respectively. His upcoming album is ‘Folkocracy’, which will be released in June 2023. In this album, Wainwright revisits his childhood roots and the summers he spent at folk festivals watching his family on stage.

Don’t miss out on his upcoming concert in Valencia this April!


Report by Sabina Redfern

Article Copyright 24/7 Valencia


Rufus Wainwright

April 19th

Palau de Les Arts




More information:

Official website of Rufus Wainwright:


Location: Palau de les Arts, Av. del Professor López Piñero, 1, 46013 València, Valencia

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