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Sufjan Stevens Announces Christmas Album Tour

By October 17, 2012

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Sufjan Stevens recently announced plans for his second 5LP Christmas box-set, Silver & Gold. Now, he's planning a tour to go with.

Being Sufjan Stevens, it's not merely a tour. It's the Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice. No word on whether it will actually be on actual ice, but those from Stevens' Great Lake home state may want to bring a good luck octopus just in case.

Sufjan's already unveiled two songs from amongst the 58: the shambolic "Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling" and the 12-minute, Joy Division-riffing, proggy psych-pop opus "Christmas Unicorn." Only 56 more to go. (Oh, and 48 states, still, too...)

Lift Your Voice and Sing:
November 23: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
November 24: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
November 25: Saxapahaw, NC - The Haw River Ballroom
November 26: Athens, GA - The Georgia Theatre
November 27: Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
November 28: Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford
November 30: Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
December 1: Austin, TX - Emo's East
December 3: Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
December 4: Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
December 5: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
December 6: Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
December 8: Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
December 9: Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
December 12: Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
December 13: Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
December 14: Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre
December 15: Chicago, IL - Metro
December 16: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
December 18: Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall
December 19: Providence, RI - Fete
December 20: Boston, MA - Royale
December 21: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
December 22: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

Photo Denny Renshaw

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