Rumer Willis has announced her first ever US concert tour. Coming to Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Saturday, Oct. 22, the Over The Love tour is Willis’ first extended musical outing with her band, performing a chanteuse-style variety show of timeless standards ranging from cabaret and jazz to classic R&B and contemporary pop.
Showcased in the intimate StageOne setting at FTC, Willis takes her audience through a set of handpicked songs, as well as original material recently written and recorded with writer and producer Linda Perry (Gwen Stefani, Adam Lambert, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys).
“A lot of people may not know this, but I learned to sing way before I ever learned anything about acting or ballroom dancing,” Rumer said. “When I was young, my dad introduced me to the iconic vocalists of the American songbook like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, and others. This craft of storytelling through song has always inspired me. It’s such an intimate and honest way to connect with people. In my Over The Love tour, you’ll get all of that throwback, speakeasy jazz vibe plus a few reimagined modern tunes mixed in as well. The concert musicalizes the many ups and downs that go hand in hand with falling in and falling out of love and I share a few of my own personal experiences as well. As many of us know there usually tends to be more downs than ups, hence the title…so having a cocktail or two is gently encouraged.”
Willis began singing at the age of 3, performing for her family in their living room. Lending her talents to various musical theatre productions in high school as well as joining the jazz band, her love of music only continued to grow. In 2014, she began a weekly residency at the famed Sayers Club in Hollywood, where she honed her stage presence and sultry vocals. After releasing her cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” last year, she took the stage for her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.” Most recently, she starred in the film adaptation of the Musical “Hello Again” and made her solo cabaret debut at the famed Cafe Carlyle, receiving rave reviews from the New York Times and numerous other publications. She is currently working on her debut album with Perry.