Win Tickets ($130): Rufus Wainwright @ Aladdin Theater | Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Baroque Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rufus Wainwright @ Aladdin Theater on April 30. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed April 25.


From our sponsors:
Rufus Wainwright
April 30, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $65 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

*Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. Details here*

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.

“What I would like this album to symbolize is a coming together of all the aspects of my life which have made me a seasoned artist,” says Wainwright. “My aim is to emulate the greats of yore whose second acts produced their finest work – Leonard Cohen when he made THE FUTURE, when Sinatra became Sinatra in his 40s, when Paul Simon put out GRACELAND. Pop music isn’t always about your waistline. Many songwriters improve with age. I’m flying the flag for staying alive!”

Rufus has been embarking on a worldwide tour with a spectacular three-piece band since September 2021. Fans old and new in the US and the UK so far have experienced the singer-songwriter in the absolute prime of his vocal abilities. The London Times wrote after his sold out Palladium show “When he unleashes that velvety truffle of a voice, …you want it to go on and on.” and The Arts Desk says that “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.” He now takes his band to the Pacific Northwest and across Canada. Audiences can expect a glorious mixture of deep emotion, wit, solace, uplift, entertainment and absolute musical bliss, a journey that not many artists can take you along on.




  1. Glenn B. on April 13, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    “Unfollow the Rule” is a life mantra!!! I’d love to join Rufus’s party!

  2. Ellen on April 13, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    One of my faves!

  3. Carol Trekas on April 14, 2022 at 9:52 am

    I need a night out please. My husband tried to commit the big S. Thanks

  4. Angela B on April 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    It would be the BEST to see Rufus at the Aladdin. Please, oh please pick me!

  5. Cory on April 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Tear the Ruf of the sucka

  6. SR on April 15, 2022 at 5:25 am

    I first saw Rufus perform when he was just starting out, and it was beautiful in a way that stuck with me. I would love to see how he has evolved since then.

  7. Anne on April 15, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    I would love to spend an evening with Mr. Wainwright.

  8. Darla Garcia on April 15, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    This would be my third time seeing Rufus Wainwright live – I love him. I remember following his live streams on Instagram through quarantine – they helped keep me sane. I just can’t swing the tix on my own this time.

  9. Jen Moore on April 16, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve been living in the outback of country for 5 years and made it back to Portland, at last. Rufus Wainwright’s music has meant a lot to me – his first, the Want series and now Unfollow the Rules. I’ve been bereft of entertainment and unable to see any of Rufus’ shows for the last 10 years-why not give a real fan who could use a good show (who can’t use a good show nowadays?) a night out I’ll appreciate and love going to!

  10. Jules Barrera on April 18, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    You had me at ‘velvety truffle of a voice’ !

  11. Stacy M Jorge on April 19, 2022 at 2:24 am

    His rendition of Hallelujah gives me the chills. He’s got such a unique and beautiful voice. He’s so good. This is sure to be a fantastic and memorable show. I would adore sharing this experience with my 15 year old. Good luck to all!

  12. Rebecca on April 19, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    I was supposed to see him perform when I was in high school but missed the opportunity because I was sick. I’d love to be able to fulfill that dream.

  13. AT on April 19, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve continued to grow up along Rufus through his music, would love to enjoy this evening.

  14. Shirley Mason on April 19, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    I would love to see Rufus Wainwright in person.

  15. Kara on April 19, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve loved him forever!

  16. Clayton on April 19, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Oh yeah!!

  17. Beth on April 19, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    I would love to see this show with my husband!

  18. Keli Bolin on April 19, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    I love Rufus and there’s absolutely no way I can afford these tickets

  19. Betsy on April 19, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    My partner put Rufus Wainwright on the first mix CD he ever made me. I would love to get a babysitter for our two kids and surprise him with tickets!

  20. Brandy Border-Rodriguez on April 20, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Who wouldn’t wanna hear this amazing singer & composer in an intimate setting concert w/3pc. Band as company! Sounds most delightful!

  21. Andrea on April 21, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Pretty please!

  22. Jen on April 21, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    What an amazing drawing! I’d love to win these tickets!

  23. Victoria lopez on April 22, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Oh my gosh a longtime dream to see him!!!

  24. Elfina Alongi on April 22, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    I have followed and loved Rufus for years. First saw him perform years ago at Celebrate Brooklyn festival,prospect park bandshell with his tribute to Leonard Cohen. That was almost 20 years ago. Would love to surprise my husband and see him live again!!!!

  25. Katie on April 29, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve enjoyed his music for years but have never seen him live.

  26. Lisa on April 29, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    It’s my birthday and my friend cancelled our plans because he just tested positive for COVID. I know it sounds like I’m making this up, but I’m not! I would love to see Rufus. I only need 1 ticket 😉

  27. Jason on May 3, 2022 at 9:05 am

    I still haven’t seen Rufus live and am missing the boat! Hoping to win some tickets to see him!

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