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Say Yes To Sufjan Stevens At The Chicago Theatre

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 23, 2015 4:35PM

Image via the Chicago Theatre website

With his ambitious odes to Casimir Pulaski Day and Chicago, the city of broad shoulders will always have a soft spot in its heart for Sufjan Stevens. The singer-songwriter, who returns to his folksy roots on his latest album Carrie and Lowell, will grace the stage at The Chicago Theatre this weekend for two back-to-back shows Friday and Saturday night.

The new album, which has recently garnered critical praise, is loosely based on Stevens' mother and stepfather's relationship and family trips they would take together through Oregon. This is his first LP release since 2010's The Age of Adz, which saw a departure from Stevens' signature acoustic guitar and dreamy, whispery vocals for synthy electronic sounds. If Stevens decides to stick with his current lo-fi sound, concert goers can expect many new songs along with new classics off of Michigan and Illinois, the only two albums completed in Stevens' since abandoned 50 States Project.

Whatever the set-list, attendees can expect an expansive array of songs from a songwriter who has become one of the most notable storytellers in the indie music scene. Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist and pop folk artist Little Scream is scheduled to open the show.

Tickets are available through the Chicago Theatre Box Office; both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.