In a press release, Rufus Wainwright said:
When the blow comes, the Royal Albert Hall is my favorite place
the UK. It’s the perfect mix, both formal and fun. It’s big
and intimate at the same time. This is also where my mother Kate
McGarrigle gave his last concert in 2009. I am proud to be one of the
first artists to give a concert at the Royal Albert Home in my home
Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles.
I’ll try to be your “Gay Messiah” in these difficult times, serve
you some “cigarettes and chocolate milk” give you
“Peaceful afternoon”, maybe pray a little “Agnus Dei”, stand
virtually “In My Arms”, takes you to “Sanssouci” in your mind, shows you
some “Pretty Things”, and make your “Only Time” uplifting, funny,
hilarious, beautiful and bearable. In short, I will guide you
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The Royal Albert Hall closed on March 17 due to COVID-19. It’s the first time since World War II that the site has been closed. The Royal Albert Hall hopes to reopen on May 18.