Lucy Wainwright Roche to open for Rufus Wainwright

Indie singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche will open for her brother Rufus Wainwright on March 19th at the Palladium concert hall in Riga. Tickets are available at and all “Biļešu Serviss” box-offices. General admission - Eur 27,03.

Set out to explore indie singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, and you'll discover her unforgettable voice, smart, arresting songwriting, and her stellar stage presence.  If you dig a little deeper, you'll find an artist with a colorful musical pedigree who is expanding her sound with an ambitious new recording “There’s A Last Time For Everything” (2013) and is hell-bent on creating a meaningful career in this post-music business era. Although initially a teacher, in 2005 Lucy spent a few weeks out on the road with her brother Rufus which reignited her deep connection to life on the road.  Shortly, Lucy left her teaching job to pursue music full time. In 2009 Lucy received an Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter for her track “Snare Drum”.

As previously announced, on March 19th for the first time in Latvia, the Palladium concert hall will host the first solo performance of one of the brightest Canadian solo performers and composers Rufus Wainwright. The last few years have been quite a journey for Wainwright, including his Glastonbury festival headlining performance this summer. He has also recently created his own opera Prima Donna, as well as received a Grammy nomination for his recreation of Judy Garland's fabled Carnegie Hall concert. All of these experiences inform his seventh studio album, Out of the Game, along with the input of a new collaborator, celebrated producer Mark Ronson, who performed in Latvia in 2009.

Rufus Wainwright has recorded seven studio albums and won two Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album, one in 1999 for Rufus Wainwright and one in 2002 for Poses. At the age of 15 he was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Original Song. A year later he received a nomination for a Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist. He was also nominated for a BRIT Award for Best International Male Artist in 2008 and a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2009.

Tickets are available at and all “Biļešu Serviss” box-offices. General admission - Eur 27,03.