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