photos by Matt Ziegler
Sufjan Stevens @ Metro on 12.15.2012
On Saturday night (12/15) Sufjan Stevens brought his The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice tour with Sheila Saputo through Chicago for a performance at Metro. Sufjan had planned out part of the set, but most the song choices were up to his giant "Wheel of Christmas." He also played a four-number encore of songs from 2005's Illinois: "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois," "John Wayne Gacy, Jr.," "Casimir Pulaski Day," and finally "Chicago."
Check out more pictures from the 12/15 show at Metro at BrooklynVegan, and the full setlist is below...
Sufjan Stevens -- 12/15 Metro Chicago Setlist:
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, with "Impossible Soul" coda like on Silver & Gold)
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?
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
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Casimir Pulaski Day