The Royal Albert Hall in London launches the Livestream series

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The Royal Albert Hall in London has announced a new live series, Royal Albert Home. A different performance will be broadcast each evening from the houses of various artists while the venue is closed to the public. The first session, featuring Rufus Wainwright, takes place tomorrow (April 9). Baxter Dury, Peter Gregson and Toby Thompson are among the other artists competing for the Royal Albert Home. Learn more on the Royal Albert Hall website.

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.

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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.



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