In support of his new Christmas music box set, Sufjan Stevens will hit the road this winter for what is being called “The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Pageant On Ice.” And like any good Santa Claus, ol’ Sufjy will be spreading the cheer to a whole bunch of different U.S. cities, from Philadelphia and Los Angeles to Saxapahaw, NC and Missoula, MT. Check out the full docket below.
Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 will be released digitally and as a CD box set on November 13th via Asthmatic Kitty Records. A vinyl box set is slated for early next year. Pre-orders are ongoing.
Sufjan Stevens 2012 Tour Dates: 11/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 11/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 11/25 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom 11/26 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre 11/27 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track29 ;D ;D ;D 11/28 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford 11/30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater 12/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East 12/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre 12/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 12/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall 12/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater 12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre 12/09 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre 12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights 12/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 12/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe 12/15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro 12/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom 12/18 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall 12/19 – Providence, RI @ Fete 12/20 – Boston, MA @ Royale 12/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 12/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
^ yeah, I cried when I saw him last year, too... He's just ridiculously talented (not to mention handsome!), so I'm hoping that "Santa Sufjy" will make me jolly, not swoon-y. Oh, who am I kidding? There will be swooning.
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
i saw sufjan in 2010 and i cried it was so wonderful.
but the venue they have him at in austin is the pits (not the same one they had him at last time).
His 2010 show in Richmond is the best concert I've ever been to. Literally perfect and so quacking beautiful. I am beyond excited for him doing this tour. Hoping to catch him in either Minneapolis or New York. Bring on the Xmas tunes.
Bought my ticket for Minneapolis last night. My girlfriend got up early this morning to get a ticket for one of the NY shows only to find out they won't be selling them until two days before the concert. As is typical with Sufjan, he's playing venues not appropriate to his level of popularity and a bunch of these shows are selling out super quick. I feel bad for those who won't get to go because this is probably going to be incredible.
Good lord this show was amazing. First time seeing Sufjan and it was fantastic! The whole show has a spectacle vibe to it with the wheel and the stage setup he has and he even dipped into his own stuff like John Wayne Gacy, Jr and of course Chicago. Got to meet him afterwards and he is just the nicest guy. If you have the chance to go, GO!
The show tonight was great, especially the sing-a-longs. During the encore break the crowd spontaneously went from cheering and clapping to singing Silent Night. The way he performs Christmas Unicorn is very silly and ranks among my favorite songs I've seen onstage in a long time. I hope y'all who are going have great experiences with it too.
Post by Billadelphia on Dec 13, 2012 4:35:52 GMT -5
I got a chance to see Sufjan when I visited Austin a few weeks back, my 3 main takeaways:
1) I am so jealous of everyone who lives in Austin. That city is amazing and I cant wait to go back. 2) Sufjan is extraordinarily talented and a great live performer 3) Christmas Unicorn was magical. One of the better songs I've ever seen live