Rufus Wainwright & Jose Gonzalez
Date: Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Avenue Des Moines, IA , 50309
This event is being sold at Full Capacity with no social distancing in the seating area, but it is possible that other health and safety measures will be required of patrons at the show (i.e. wearing a mask/face shield). By purchasing a ticket to this event, you are agreeing to adhere to the health and safety policies that are in place on the day of the event, per CDC and Hoyt Sherman Place.
Grammy Award nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Juno Award nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Unfollow The Rules finds Rufus Wainwright at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty and a new-found fearlessness, while remaining as mischievous as ever. Recorded in the same legendary Los Angeles studios as his landmark debut, his ninth album is both a bookend to Act 1 of an extraordinary career and a distillation of 21 years of experience at pop's most flamboyant coal face.
Inspired by middle age, married life, fatherhood, friends, loss, London and Laurel Canyon, Unfollow The Rules captures Rufus at a crossroads. Ready to tackle new challenges, yet compelled to confront his past, he's taking stock of two decades of running riot with rules, making sense of how he has matured as a musician and celebrating the contended family man he has become.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as "someone whose subtle, carefully crafted music delivers rewards to listeners who know how to wait," José González's stellar career can only be described as a dream. González's warm, intimate voice and tender harmonies, underlined by a dexterously plucked Spanish guitar and muted percussion, deliver profoundly thoughtful lyrics largely revolving around ideas of civilization, humanism, and solidarity. A sincere, artful performer whose singular approach to songwriting and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González is in a class by himself.
On Local Valley, available September 17, 2021, José sings in three languages (English, Spanish, and Swedish), and it provides a welcome reminder of the Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist's understated appeal and singular ability to communicate discreetly.
Hoyt Sherman Place
$39.50, $49.50, $65, $79 A limited number of VIP packages are also available.