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Sufjan Stevens readies Christmas box set, playing Metro

Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park in 2011 (BKLYN) (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As seen on BrooklynVegan, Sufjan Stevens is set to release more Christmas tunes this year. The five-EP box set, dubbed Silver & Gold: songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10, is due out on November 13 via Asthmatic Kitty, and features collaborations with Aaron and Bryce Dessner (of The National), Cat Martino, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), and more. You can download the 12-minute box set closer “Christmas Unicorn” via bandcamp and/or stream it below. You’ll also find the set’s cover art and tracklist down there.

In support of his holiday release, Sufjan will head out on a US tour after Thanksgiving, which he’s calling “The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice.” Yeah. The “…Christmas Sing-A-Long…” tour includes a Chicago show at Metro on December 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday (10/12) at noon CST.

All known 2012 tour dates, a stream of “Christmas Unicorn,” and the boxset’s tracklist are below…



01. Silent Night
02. Lumberjack Christmas / No One Can Save You From Christmases Past
03. Coventry Carol
04. The Midnight Clear
05. Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
06. Go Nightly Cares
07. Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)
08. Auld Lang Syne
09. Christ the Lord is Born
10. Christmas Woman
11. Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light
12. Happy Family Christmas
13. Jingle Bells
14. Mysteries of the Christmas Mist
15. Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates
16. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
17. Ah Holy Jesus
18. Behold the Birth of Man, the Face of Glory
19. Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling
20. How Shall I Fitly Meet Thee?
21. Mr. Frosty Man
22. Make Haste To See the Baby
23. Ah Holy Jesus (with reed organ)
24. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
25. Morning (Sacred Harp)
26. Idumea (Sacred Harp)
27. Eternal Happiness Or Woe
28. Ah Holy Jesus (a capella)
29. I Am Santa’s Helper
30. Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages)
31. Even the Earth Will Perish and the Universe Give Way
32. Angels We Have Heard On High
33. Do You Hear What I Hear?
34. Christmas In The Room
35. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
36. Good King Wenceslas
37. Alphabet
38. Particle Physics
39. Joy To The World
40. The Child With The Star On His Head
41. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
42. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
43. The Sleigh In The Moon
44. Sleigh Ride
45. Ave Maria (featuring Cat Martino)
46. X-mas Spirit Catcher
47. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
48. Holly Jolly Christmas
49. Christmas Face
50. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
51. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
52. Up On The Housetop
53. Angels We Have Heard On High
54. We Need A Little Christmas
55. Happy Karma Christmas
56. We Three Kings
57. Justice Delivers Its Death
58. Christmas Unicorn

Sufjan Stevens — 2012 Tour Dates
Nov 23, 2012 – Philadelphia PA Union Transfer*
Nov 24, 2012 – Washington DC 9:30 Club*
Nov 25, 2012 – Saxapahaw NC The Haw River Ballroom*
Nov 26, 2012 – Athens GA The Georgia Theatre*
Nov 27, 2012 – Chattanooga TN Track 29*
Nov 28, 2012 – Oxford MS The Lyric Oxford*
Nov 30, 2012 – Dallas TX Granada Theater*
Dec 01, 2012 – Austin TX Emo’s East*
Dec 03, 2012 – Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre*
Dec 04, 2012 – Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre (formerly The Music Box)*
Dec 05, 2012 – San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall*
Dec 06, 2012 – Portland OR Aladdin Theater*
Dec 08, 2012 – Seattle WA Neptune Theatre*
Dec 09, 2012 – Missoula MT Wilma Theatre*
Dec 12, 2012 – Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights (Formerly The Brick)*
Dec 13, 2012 – Milwaukee WI Turner Hall*
Dec 14, 2012 – Indianapolis IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre*
Dec 15, 2012 – Chicago IL Metro*
Dec 16, 2012 – Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom*
Dec 18, 2012 – Buffalo NY Asbury Hall @ Babeville*
Dec 19, 2012 – Providence RI Fete*
Dec 20, 2012 – Boston MA Royale*
Dec 21, 2012 – New York NY Bowery Ballroom*
Dec 22, 2012 – New York NY Bowery Ballroom*

* w/ Sheila Saputo

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