Oct 19, 2018
SWORD OF DAMOCLES
I debuted a new song, “Sword of Damocles,” tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden. This is my artistic response to what I see currently transpiring within the American government and how its collapse is affecting every aspect of existence for us all. With the Midterm Elections around the corner, it’s important for everyone to take a stand and contribute in some way – whether it’s bringing awareness to issues in your community, protesting/demonstrating, watching the news to formulate your own opinions, creating, yelling – it’s all hands on deck.
The famed, ancient expression “Sword of Damocles” is a parable of impending doom of and to those in positions of power. This timeless tale points out the hard fact that with great power, comes great responsibility, and for all concerned, great danger. VOTE.
Available now exclusively on Bandcamp. A video, starring Darren Criss, will accompany the song coming soon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit voter registration efforts.
Join Rufus on the Rufus Wainwright All These Poses Anniversary tour, coming to a city near you. CLICK HERE for tickets!
November 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
November 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
November 12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
November 13 – Eugene, OR @ The Shedd Institute
November 14 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
November 17 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
November 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
November 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
November 22 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 4 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
December 5 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
December 7 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
December 8 – Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore
December 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Paramount Theater
December 11 – Nashville, TN @ The CMA Theater
December 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Symphony Hall