Posted in music | pictures on December 19, 2012

photos by Matt Ziegler

Sufjan Stevens at Metro in Chicago - 12/15/12
Sufjan Stevens

As mentioned, Sufjan Stevens is on his The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice tour with Sheila Saputo which hits NYC on Friday (12/21) and Saturday (12/22) at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale today (12/19) at noon.

Sufjan's tour just hit Chicago last week (12/15) at the Metro and pictures from that show are in this post. That show, like the others on the tour, featured a full set of mostly Christmas songs and than an encore of Sufjan favorites. You can check out more pics below, along with the setlist from that show and a few other shows on the tour, and streams of his Christmas rap mixtape and his Christmas box set.

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Sufjan Stevens at Beachland Ballroom and Tavern in Cleveland, OH - 12/16/12 Setlist: (via)
Christmas Woman
Only at Christmas Time
Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming
Do You Hear What I Hear?
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
O Holy Night (Wheel of Christmas)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Sleigh Ride (Wheel of Christmas)
For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Put the Lights on the Tree
Sister Winter
Ah Holy Jesus
Happy Karma Christmas
Mr. Frosty Man
How Shall I Fitly Greet Thee?
The Child with the Star on His Head
Jingle Bells (Wheel of Christmas)
Joy to the World (Wheel of Christmas)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Silent Night (Wheel of Christmas)
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Justice Delivers Its Death
Christmas Unicorn

Encore:
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
To Be Alone With You
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
Chicago

Sufjan Stevens at Metro in Chicago - 12/15/12 Setlist (via)
Christmas Woman
Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming
Do You Hear What I Hear?
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
Joy to the World (Wheel of Christmas)
Sleigh Ride (Wheel of Christmas)
We Need a Little Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
A Holly Jolly Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Put the Lights on the Tree
Only at Christmas Time
Mr. Frosty Man
How Shall I Fitly Greet Thee?
Sister Winter
The Child with the Star on His Head
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Auld Lang Syne (Wheel of Christmas)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Wheel of Christmas)
The Dress Looks Nice on You
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Justice Delivers Its Death
Christmas Unicorn

Encore:
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Casimir Pulaski Day
Chicago

Sufjan Stevens at Deluxe at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN - 12/14/12 Setlist: (via)
Only at Christmas Time
Christmas Woman
Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming
Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
How Shall I Fitly Greet Thee?
Sister Winter
I'll Be Home for Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Silent Night (Wheel of Christmas)
Jingle Bells (Wheel of Christmas)
A Holly Jolly Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Joy to the World (Wheel of Christmas)
For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Happy Karma Christmas
Put the Lights on the Tree
Ah Holy Jesus
Ding-A-Ling-A-Ring-A-Ling
Mr. Frosty Man
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
The Child with the Star on His Head
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Wheel of Christmas)
Auld Lang Syne (Wheel of Christmas)
Sleigh Ride (Wheel of Christmas)
O Holy Night (Wheel of Christmas)
To Be Alone With You
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Justice Delivers Its Death
Christmas Unicorn

Encore:
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Casimir Pulaski Day
Chicago

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Sufjan Stevens - Chopped and Scrooged

Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold

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Comments (31)

Enough with this clown already.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 11:52 AM

insta sold out

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:03 PM

I got 2!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:04 PM

It really is annoying living in this town sometimes, when every fucking show sells out in .5 seconds.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:06 PM

forgot about this show
looks like fun, and at least he is playing some regular songs for encore

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:10 PM

Due to legalities with the State of New York, the Sufjan Stevens show will not go on-sale until December 19th, two days before the show. The goal was to stop scalpers from getting ahold of the tickets by making tickets available only through will call. Unfortunately, state law prohibits paperless shows and making this on-sale two days before the Sufjan show was the best solution. Thank you for understanding as we try to provide an equal buying opportunity for all fans. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone. There will be a limited amount of tickets available at the Mercury Lounge box office.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:10 PM

This guy embodies everything wrong with music today; no ideas & no substance. Vapid dilettantes just throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. The worst part? All you clueless fucks showing up for shit like this. You make this garbage possible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:11 PM

Sufjan presale FTW

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:12 PM

11:52 haha, exactly.

Such a kook. If he was performing on acid at this show, he'd might get a pass. Probably not.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:14 PM

Got a pair for Saturday!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:21 PM

people who hate on sufjan are true fuckin idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:29 PM

^ Nope. Sorry, deluded hipster. It's actually the other way around.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:40 PM

This is going to be a blast! So excited for Saturday!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:41 PM

buffalo show ruled. #talkingproud

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:53 PM

Go, go Power Rangers!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:54 PM

Gimmicks is all it takes to succeed in the hipster scene now a days..

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:56 PM

Just as annoying as Wayne Cohen

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:57 PM

gimmicks? please.

dude's got a stellar catalog through and through.


and each go around is something different - a new set-up - and you hate on that?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:06 PM

^ LOL@ "stellar catalog" & "something different", amirite?


Whatever you say, deluded hipster.


Whatever you say.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:16 PM

12:11- everything you said about Sufjan applies to your own comment. Try a little harder next time

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:23 PM

I mean, haters gonna hate.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

deluded? hardly.


you're just a piece of shit with no ear for talent. I salute you piece of shit!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:26 PM

so all you people bitching is because you did not get tix or because you have nothing better to do?
tickets through presale were very easy to get, and if you don't like an artist, why waste time talking about them?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:53 PM

fart

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 2:02 PM

@1:53 ...so when an artist is complete shit no one should say anything?

LOL, whatever you say, deluded hipster.


Whatever. You. Say.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 4:51 PM

LOL@ "everything you said about Sufjan applies to your own comment".


^ No, it doesn't.


Deluded hipster says what, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 4:53 PM

wow, people are very unkind in this one...where's the spirit of the season?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 6:11 PM

Caught this show out West. Lots of silly holiday cheer even for a grinch like myself. Enjoy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 8:28 PM

I mean, haters gonna hate.

Posted by Dubizzle | December 22, 2012 3:56 PM

Thanks for your great contribution to society 1:06...figuring out a way to sneak hate speech through BV's filter. You can die a happy man now.

Posted by Google Chrome 2013 | March 31, 2013 9:43 AM

go nightly cares is a great song.

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