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Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules

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Since September 2021, Indie and Baroque Pop virtuoso Rufus Wainwright has embarked on a worldwide tour with a spectacular three-piece band. Fans old and new in the US and the UK have experienced the singer-songwriter in the absolute prime of his vocal ability. Of his sold-out Palladium show The London Times wrote, “[w]hen he unleashes that velvety truffle of a voice [. . .] you want it to go on and on.” Rufus will deliver a solo performance at the Colonial Theatre.

Audiences can expect a glorious mixture of deep emotion, drama, wit, solace, uplift, entertainment and absolute musical bliss: a journey that not many artists can charter for their listeners.

For the first time in 7 years, Rufus Wainwright released a brand new studio album during the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 titled “Unfollow the Rules.” Produced by Mitchell Froom, this album is the bookend to his debut album that garnered him Best New Artist by American Rolling Stone Magazine in 1998 and can be seen as a summary and climax of all his previous albums, a work of true maturity. It was nominated for a Grammy and Juno and has been met with great critical acclaim. 

“Just extraordinary, just breathtaking..” – NPR All Songs Considered

“An opulently crafted highlight reel, a career-spanning sampler of the singer’s many styles and guises.” – Pitchfork

“Wainwright certainly knows how to pace a concert, and the performance he gives borders on the operatic, pushing his voice to highs and lows that seem sometimes to defy the odds.” The Arts Desk


Emily Drinker is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. She blends folk, pop, and rock with a high-energy backing band and soulful 3-part harmonies through live looping. Emily has been featured by NPR Music, played at Firefly Music Festival as well as many smaller regional festivals near Philly, toured in Colombia and around the United States, and in 2021 had her first sync placement on a nationally syndicated TV show (CBS’ The Young and the Restless). In 2020 and 2021, Emily hosted a livestream series called Every Cent Concerts to support local songwriters during the pandemic, raising thousands of dollars to pay out to Philly-based artists who appeared on the show.

In summer of 2022, Emily will be performing at a few festivals, hosting a day-long music festival in her backyard with her bandmates/housemates, going on tour on the West Coast with one of the bands she plays in, and recording her next project. Emily’s new album, Starting to Feel, came out on April 21, 2022.

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Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved seating. Ticket prices do not include the $8 per ticket Processing Fee. This fee will be added at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online. Please note that the seats in the rear balcony have limited legroom.

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