Rufus Wainwright to play the Somerville Theatre

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With a greatest hits album just released, Rufus Wainwright has revealed plans for a summer tour. The veteran singer-songwriter will return to Massachusetts for a performance at the Somerville Theatre on Wednesday, June 18. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $45.

Released earlier this week, Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright features 17 highlights from his seven-album catalogue, along with a brand new song called “Me and Liza” (streaming below). The albums is also available in a deluxe edition that includes a second disc featuring rarities, fan favorites (including the first physical release for “WWIII”) and live recordings, plus a second new song called “Chic & Pointless”

Wainwright also released Live From The Artists Den this week. Recorded in New York City in May 2012 for an episode of PBS’s long-running series of the same name, the album captures Wainwright and the band that accompanied him on the Out Of The Game tour. It’s also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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