Indie folkster Sufjan Stevens will be trading in his cheerleading uniform for a suit and tie this fall on his first tour in over a year.
Stevens, whose last tour featured dance routines with his band of Illinoisemakers, will be appearing with a talented group of musicians including a small string ensemble and brass section, opting for sophistication over spectacle. Stevens will perform familiar tracks from Seven Swans, Michigan and Illinois as well as five to six new songs. The tour will bring Stevens and his players to some of the country’s most historic venues, including a September 20 performance at the Fox Theater in Atlanta for Paste Rock 'N' Reel.
Supporting the tour will be Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond (pictured above on the right), a close friend and collaborator whose debut album, Bring Me The Workhorse will be released on Asthmatic Kitty Records on August 22.
For more information on the tour and My Brightest Diamond’s new album, visit asthmatickitty.com.