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Symphonic folk on a grand scale: Sufjan Stevens is coming to Auckland

Oct 21, 2015 Music

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A flurry of Auckland Arts Festival 2016 announcements have had the Metro office in a spin this evening, starting with the news that Sufjan Stevens is coming to Auckland for the second time.

Those lucky enough to have seen the American multi-instrumentalist when he performed at the Bruce Mason Centre in 2011 will testify to his electrifying showmanship. Since then, he’s entranced audiences across the world with concerts that take the narrative of his many poetic songs as license for imaginative and extravagant stage craft.

In March 2016, he will bring his sell-out Edinburgh International Festival show to Auckland, playing the symphonic folk suites of his seventh album Carrie & Lowell. The critically-acclaimed album has been lauded as marking a return to Steven’s folk roots, and will be brought to life with an eight-piece band, video production and light show in the grand Civic Theatre. We can’t wait.

When: 8 March 2016
Where: The Civic, Auckland
Tickets: On sale 9am, 22nd October via

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