Sufjan Stevens Releasing a New Xmas Box Set, Playing Bowery Shows (Tickets On Sale Today)

Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan - Silver and Gold

Sufjan Stevens will jingle-jangle his way across America, bringing yuletide cheer to your local music club, sharing reverent hymns and pop carols from his upcoming Christmas album Silver & Gold. “The Sirfjam Stephanapolous Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Spectacular Music Pageant Variety Show Disaster” will be a tragic-comedic feast for the ears and eyes. Sufjan will be joined by a 5-piece band (including Rosie Thomas, Nedelle Torrisi, Casey Foubert, James McAlister, and Ben Lanz) playing all the hits from both Christmas box sets. Send us your song requests!

All Grinches be forewarned: the show will consist entirely of Christmas music, inviting audience participation. Be prepared to sing along with bawdy bravura! Song sheets will be provided. There should be plenty of low-production props and gags, dollar-store giveaways, inflatable unicorns, cheap confetti, make-shift costumes, and Gloria in excelsis deo. Wear a santa hat, bring a flask (and a friend) and join the Sufjan Christmas Spectacular Sing-a-long in drunken revelry.

Extra-special guest Sheila Saputo—the hottest ticket from Gary, Indiana—will be opening all dates with her indelible ice-breaking pizzazz.

Twenty-four dates in less than 30 days, including Saxapahaw (Home of the Christmas Market!), Chattanooga (Deck the Ruby Falls!), Oxford (Ride the Christmas Double Decker Bus!), Missoula (Mother Nature’s Christmas Tree!), Providence (See Santa arrive at Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting!), and New York City (SantaCon 2012!). []

Tickets for The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice at the Bowery Ballroom (Dec 21-22) go on sale on today (Oct 12) at noon ET. The 58 song hereSilver and Gold collection will be released on 5 CD box set and digitally on Nov 13 via Asthmatic Kitty (the limited edition vinyl box set will ship around December 31, 2012).

Sufjan Stevens tour dates and 58 song Silver and Gold track list after the jump.

Sufjan Stevens 2012 Tour Dates
11/23/12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
12/01/12 Austin, TX Emo’s
12/03/12 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
12/04/12 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
12/06/12 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
12/09/12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
12/14/12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
12/18/12 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall @ Babeville
12/20/12 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub Boston
12/21/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
12/22/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Silver and Gold Track List
1. Silent Night
2. Lumberjack Christmas / No One Can Save You From Christmases Past
3. Coventry Carol
4. The Midnight Clear
5. Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
6. Go Nightly Cares
7. Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)
8. Auld Lang Syne
9. 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

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