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Sufjan 'to tour UK'

Sufjan Stevens promises to take his latest album around the UK in 2011.

  • 12/11/2010
  • Lucy O'Doherty
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Serial overachiever Sufjan Stevens says he plans to tour his new album in the UK next spring.

The Detroit-born multi-instrumentalist hasn't played in the UK for four years, but he says his US tour is going so well that he wants to extend it.

"It's been so long since I've toured Europe and the UK, so I think I need to set something up," he told BBC 6 Music.
"In spite of all the challenges and the real divergence of sound in the new record [this tour] has been the most fun I've had on stage".

The Age Of Adz has won praise from critics for its ambitious electronic soundscapes, a marked departure from the plucked banjos and sprightly glockenspiels of his breakthrough record, Illinois.

6 Music's Lucy O'Doherty spoke to Sufjan about the change in direction, and how audiences have reacted in the US.

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    • 1. At 2:56pm on 08 Feb 2011, Joy Simpson wrote:

      Whoop Whoop- uncontainable excitement that his tour is most likely coming to UK.
      i was not shocked by his new album, as what else can be expected from such an inventive artist? I still enjoy his old songs a lot, though his new music seems very right for now. For me the old and new sit well together.
      can't wait for the age of adz experience whooop

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