Rufus Wainwright has banned fans from applauding him on his current U.K. tour. The singer is currently playing concerts around Britain, but he's requested audience members refrain from clapping during the first half of his show.
A post on his website reads, "Rufus has asked us to pass on this message to everyone attending his shows on the tour. The first part of the program will be performed as a song cycle with visuals by Douglas Gordon. During the first set, Rufus has asked that you please do not applaud until after he has left the stage. His exit is part of the piece."
"After a brief intermission, Rufus will return for the second part of the show during which you may applaud to your heart's content."