TOUR DATES: Sufjan Stevens announces Xmas Tour, New Box Set

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Sufjan Stevens announced a set of dates yesterday for an upcoming Christmas Tour. Starting the season promptly the day after Thanksgiving, the tour will kick off in Philadelphia and make its way all over the states before wrapping up at a two-night run at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Read on for the dates and the news of his new Christmas box set due out before the tour…

Sufjan Stevens 2012 Tour Dates:

11/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/25 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom
11/26 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
11/27 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
11/28 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
11/30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
12/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
12/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
12/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
12/09 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
12/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
12/15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/18 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
12/19 – Providence, RI @ Fete
12/20 – Boston, MA @ Royale
12/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

[via CoS]

Sufjan Stevens to Release New Christmas Boxset [Asthmatic Kitty]

Expanding on the tradition of the first box-set (Songs for Christmas, Vols. 1-5 from 2006), Silver & Gold is a generous document of five more years of holly-jolly jubilee undertaken by Sufjan and his various musical cohorts. Originally intended as gifts for family and friends, these musical snapshots have been re-mixed and re-assembled in an exquisitely-designed gift box containing all the Yuletide pleasures money can buy: Christmas stickers, temporary tattoos, lyric sheets and chord charts, a paper ornament, an apocalyptic pull-out poster, photos, illustrations, and extensive liner notes—a veritable Christmas feast for the eyes and ears.