photos by Amanda Hatfield
Sufjan Stevens brought his The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice tour with comedian "Sheila Saputo" (aka singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas) to NYC last week for shows at Bowery Ballroom on Friday (12/21) and Saturday (12/22), the final two nights of the tour. Like the other shows on the tour, he played a long set of mostly Christmas songs and then returned for an encore of Sufjan classics. It was a wild, confetti-filled holiday celebration and pictures from the second night of his NYC run are in this post. More, along with the setlist from night one, below...
Sufjan Stevens at Bowery Ballroom - 12/21/12 Setlist: (via)
Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Only at Christmas Time
Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
Auld Lang Syne (Wheel of Christmas)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Wheel of Christmas)
Jingle Bells (Wheel of Christmas)
A Holly Jolly Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Silent Night (Wheel of Christmas)
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
Put the Lights on the Tree
Happy Karma Christmas
Mr. Frosty Man
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Sleigh Ride (Wheel of Christmas, noted as "Slay Ride")
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
O Holy Night (Wheel of Christmas)
We Need a Little Christmas (Wheel of Christmas)
Christmas in the Room
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Justice Delivers Its Death
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
To Be Alone With You
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Come On! Feel the Illinoise!