Sufjan to tour Japan, Australia in January

    Having just taken over lower Brooklyn for the BAM Festival, Sufjan Stevens is checking to make sure his passport is up to date and packing everything he needs to perform down under: ukulele, guitar, clean underwear, 30 or so people dressed in bear costumes.[more:]
    Right after he rings in the New Year Stevens will be heading out for the month of January, hitting up Australia for five performances and Japan for two. Three of his Aussie dates will be as part of the Sydney Festival which probably won’t allot him enough time to write a song that rhymes with “archipelago” before he hits Japan.
    Dates below:
    01-10 Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli
    01-12 Sydney, Australia – State Theatre (Sydney Festival)
    01-13 Sydney, Australia – State Theatre (Sydney Festival)
    01-14 Sydney, Australia – State Theatre (Sydney Festival)
    01-16 Melbourne, Australia – Forum Theatre
    01-21 Osaka, Japan ” Club Quattro
    01-22 Tokyo, Japan ” Club Quattro