ANNOUNCING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
CARRIE & LOWELL OUT MARCH 31
"The Best Record Sufjan Stevens Has Ever Made, also known as Carrie & Lowell"--The Guardian
LIVE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER
7PM DOORS 8PM SHOW
To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April. The headline dates include stops at New York's Beacon Theater and Washington, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall. Stevens will also headline the U.K.'s End of the Road festival this September. ALBUM TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vj9s0U2U2o&feature=youtu.be
Carrie & Lowell will be released March 31 on Stevens' own Asthmatic Kitty Records. Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet. Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist's struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens' mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens' folk roots.
A singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Stevens' preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a BAM-commissioned programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). In 2010 Stevens released an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson.
Stevens recently collaborated with New York City Ballet choreographer and dancer Justin Peck on Year of the Rabbit, a modern dance program set to a classical orchestration of Enjoy Your Rabbit and an original orchestral score commissioned for Peck's ballet Everywhere We Go. Stevens' second BAM commission Round-Up, an instrumental accompaniment to slow-motion rodeo footage, recently premiered at BAM's Harvey Theater.
"The most interesting musician in America
right now" --Sunday Times
"As important questions about music's worth in the age
of free continue to swirl around him, Sufjan's still combating instant-gratification culture the best way he knows how." --Pitchfork
"Yet again this prodigal genius manages to confound expectations, confirming his place as modern music's most protean artist"--The Independent
The Age of Adz named #6 Top 10 Albums of 2010 (TIME), #10 20 Best Albums of 2010 (MTV) Illinois named Best Album of the Decade (Paste), #78 Best Album of 2000s (Rolling Stone), #16 Best Album of the 2000s (Pitchfork), Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings (NPR)
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