Posted on Sep. 27 2017

TORONTO, ON – September 27, 2017 – Following the success of her most recent studio album Goodnight City, celebrated songstress Martha Wainwright will bring her highly acclaimed live show across Western Canada and Quebec this fall.  The tour will include stops in Sudbury, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and more, see below for full itinerary.

Goodnight City has drawn critical acclaim across the globe from the likes of Exclaim!, The Guardian, NPRMusic and the Associated Press. Martha wrote half of the songs from the album, while the other half were songs offered to her from great songwriters like Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, her brother Rufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. She enlisted producer Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and Brad Albetta (Angus & Julia Stone and Teddy Thompson) to a create a poignant album that covers a dynamic spectrum in a fluid and cohesive manner. In 2017, Martha has been touring non-stop playing across the world including appearances in Australia, the U.S. Europe, and the UK including a gig at the world-renowned Glastonbury Festival.

Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. She is Rufus Wainwright’s sister, whom she often collaborates with in shows and on records. Martha is also half sister to Lucy Wainwright Roche and their recent record together, Songs In The Dark, received much acclaim including a Juno nomination. She has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s “Aviator” and more recently in the HBO special “Olive Kitteridge” alongside Frances McDormand.




29-Sept – Sudbury, ON – Grand Theatre  (Le French Fest)
14-Oct – Ridgeway, ON – The Sanctuary
20-Oct  – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
21-Oct –  Saskatoon SK – Broadway Theatre
22-Oct –  Regina, SK – The  Artesian
28-Oct –  Victoria, BC – Sugar
29 -Oct  – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
03-Nov –  Pont-Rouge, QC – Moulin Marcoux
04 Nov – Cowansville, QC – Eglise Emmanuel
09-Nov –  Levis, QC – L’Anglicane
10-Nov – Lavaitrie, QC – Chasse-Galerie
11-Nov – Terrebone, QC – Theatre du Vieux Terrebonne
14-Nov – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT
15-Nov – Edmonton, AB – The Needle Vinyl Tavern
24-Nov – St-Jerome, QC –  Salle Andre-Prevost
09-Feb – Pierrefonds, QC – Centre Culturel de Pierrefonds
23-Feb – L’Assomption, QC – Theatre Hector-Charland
24-Feb – Beloell, QC – Centre Culturel de Beloell
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Praise for Goodnight City:

“More sonically daring than anything Wainwright has previously released, while still delivering the sense of shared confidences that Wainwright’s fans adore.” – NPRMusic

“With Rufus on piano and Martha singing, it’s (Francis) full of pure light and motherly love and perfection.” – Exclaim

“Upliftingly powerful.” – The Guardian

“Goodnight City is a statement of maturity, made by a woman who has been in the trenches, lived on the edge and is now settling into something more serene.” – Montreal Gazette

“But the truly glorious thing about Goodnight City, Wainwright’s first album in four years, is her vocal delivery. This album is chock full of more characters than a Dorothy Parker short-story collection, and each is vivid and fully realized, bodies made whole by something as extraordinarily nebulous as hard work, talent and craft.” – CBC Music

“When Martha Wainwright steps up to any stage to sing, she brings legacy, pathos and a surplus of unyielding truth with her…Goodnight City…is a testament to her powers.” – FASHION Magazine

“The results are naturally varied, flitting between folk, pop, rock and more…her powerfully soaring voice and emotional positivity tie it together superbly.” – SUN Media