Sufjan Stevens Readies The Age Of Adz

Written by August 26th, 2010 at 10:31 am

Sufjan Stevens has announced that he’ll release The Age Of Adz, his first full-length album of original material in five years, on October 12 via Asthmatic Kitty Records. The album follows Stevens’ new EP, All Delighted People, which was released online last week.

The album, who’s title is pronounced “the age of odds,” oddly enough, is the first Sufjan Stevens full-length that isn’t a concept album. According to a press release: “There are few narrative conceits or character sketches, no historical panoramas, no civic gestures, no scene, setting, conflict, resolution or denouement. Rather, the themes developed here are neither historical nor polemical, but rather personal and primal: love, sex, death, disease, illness, anxiety and suicide all figure in the songwriting.”

But what about the title? It’s a shout-out to schizophrenic 20th century American artist Royal Robertson, who depicted aliens, monsters, and scenes from the Last Judgement. Stevens incorporates Robertson’s drawings in the album artwork.

Check out The Age Of Adz track list and SS tour dates below:

1. Futile Devices – 2:11

2. Too Much – 6:44

3. Age of Adz – 8:00

4. I Walked – 5:01

5. Now That I’m Older – 4:56

6. Get Real Get Right – 5:10

7. Bad Communication – 2:24

8. Vesuvius – 5:26

9. All for Myself – 2:55

10. I Want To Be Well – 6:27

11. Impossible Soul – 25:35

SUFJAN STEVENS – TOUR

October 12 Metropolis Theater Montreal, QC

October 13 Massey Hall Toronto, ON

October 14 Royal Oak Music Theater (SOLD OUT) Royal Oak, MI

October 15 Chicago Theater (SOLD OUT) Chicago, IL

October 16 Orpheum Theater Minneapolis, MN

October 17 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO

October 19 The Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin, TX

October 20 McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas, TX

October 22 Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater Mesa, AZ

October 23 The Wiltern (SOLD OUT) Los Angeles, CA

October 24 The Wiltern (SOLD OUT) Los Angeles, CA

October 25 The Paramount Theater Oakland, CA

October 26 The Paramount Theater (SOLD OUT) Oakland, CA

October 28 Orpheum Theater (SOLD OUT) Vancouver, BC

October 29 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR

October 30 The Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA

November 1 Kingsbury Hall Salt Lake City, UT

November 2 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO

November 4 Hilbert Circle Theatre Indianapolis, IN

November 5 Bijou Theater (SOLD OUT) Knoxville, TN

November 6 The Tabernacle (SOLD OUT) Atlanta, GA

November 7 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC

November 9 The National Richmond, VA

November 10 Kimmel Center Philadelphia, PA

November 11 Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT) Boston, MA

November 12 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA

November 14 Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT) New York, NY

November 15 Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT) New York, NY

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