Sufjan is coming! Sufjan. Is. Coming! Ok, so I did predict he’d be in part of Electric Picnic, due to his presence at another festival in England that same weekend, but he’s actually in the Helix (is this becoming a thing?) the weekend before. It’ll be fun, and might suit the album a bit more than an outdoor venue. We shall see. Full details are below, and if you’re looking for the rest of his dates around Europe, click here.
Sufjan Stevens – Live at the Helix, Dublin – Friday 28th & Saturday 29th August
with special guests: MADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR
**TICKETS ON SALE THIS THURSDAY 23rd APRIL AT 9AM**
Following the release of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Carrie & Lowell’, Sufjan Stevens has announced two shows at The Helix, Dublin on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August.
Tickets from €40.05 incl. booking fee are on sale this Thursday 23rd April at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online at http://www.ticketmaster.ie and the Helix Box Office on 01 700 7000 or http://www.thehelix.ie
The latest album — named for Stevens’ mother and stepfather — is a return to Stevens’ folk roots. Thematically the eleven songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love.
‘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.
Sufjan Stevensis a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (‘Michigan’ and ‘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’.
Joining Sufjan Stevens as special guest are Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.