Sufjan Stevens has announced a month-long North American tour for November and December. It's called the "Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice", so you have some idea of what you're getting into.
Dates are below, via Disco Naïveté. The tour will be supported by Sheila Saputo (an alias of Sufjan collaborator Rosie Thomas).
As mentioned last week, Sufjan is releasing a new box set of Christmas music on November 13, titled Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10. It collects five EPs with 18 original tracks and many covers, with appearances by the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Age of Adz collaborator Cat Martino, and many more. It also includes stickers, temporary tattoos, a holiday ornament, an "apocalyptic" poster, lyric sheets and chord charts, music for playing along, "hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design" by Sufjan himself, and liner notes.
Watch a stop-motion clip for a song from it, after the 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 - The Georgia Theatre *
11-27 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 *
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 - The Fonda Theatre (formerly The Music Box) *
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 (Formerly The Brick) *
12-13 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall *
12-14 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre *
12-15 Chicago, IL - Metro *
12-16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
12-18 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall @ Babeville *
12-19 Providence, RI - Fete *
12-20 Boston, MA - Royale *
12-21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
12-22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
* with Sheila Saputo