Rufus Wainwright has grow to be the newest musician to participate within the Global Citizen and World Health Organisation’s ‘Together at Home’ virtual live performance series.

Wainwright will participate within the occasion this night (March 21) at 5pm UK time on his Instagram Live.

Speaking in regards to the occasion, Wainwright mentioned: “Now it’s extra essential than ever for humanity to come back collectively and realise that we’re all one. This is a worldwide concern.


“Luckily we are not at war with each other, but we are at war with a virus and therefore can rise above our differences and fight this together. We are all in this together, and the ‘Together At Home’ provide resources and awareness for this fight – that is what I sing for.”

Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright. Credit: Press

The ‘Together At Home’ “virtual activation” series goals to “unite humanity at a time when many feel isolated at home,” an outline on its web site reads.

As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic continues, the series additionally goals to “leverage social media to bring musical performances into the homes of fans around the world, connecting and inspiring Global Citizens to stand together to beat coronavirus.”

Last month (February 27), Wainwright announced his return with the release of a new single, ‘Damsel In Distress’. 


Taken from his upcoming new album, ‘Unfollow The Rules’, the track was impressed by Joni Mitchell after Wainwright met her together with his husband.

Speaking about new single, Wainwright mentioned: “[it] is a homage to Joni Mitchell in some methods, notably the construction. My husband and I now reside in Laurel Canyon. I wasn’t that conversant in Joni’s music however Jörn turned obsessed and took me on a journey into her music.

“We ended up hanging out with her and I get now why she’s one of the greats. So it’s part Laurel Canyon, part a song about a personal relationship that I’m trying to come to terms with, but mostly my Mitchell virginity being broken.”

The new album, Wainwright’s ninth, might be launched on April 24 by way of BMG.