Not only did Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister collaborate in the studio, but this summer they will also collaborate live on stage. This morning, Sufjan Stevens revealed they’ll perform a short run of shows together in support of their upcoming release, Planetarium.
Not only did they announce a run of summer concerts, but the foursome also released a music video for their song "Mercury." None of them are physically featured in the video. It’s labeled the official music video, but it’s actually more of a lyric video. That’s because the entire video consists of the song’s lyrics being shown with drawings of outer space.
The song "Mercury" is the second track to be released from Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister’s collaborative album, Planetarium. The first song they released from it was "Saturn." On June 9, which is a month before their tour begins, they’ll release the entire album via 4AD.
According to the press release sent out today, "Planetarium unites Stevens’ vocals, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar performance, and Muhly’s instrumental compositions in a far-reaching musical journey."
There will be a pre-sale for Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister’s upcoming summer shows. It begins April 27 at 10 a.m. local time. Then on April 28 at 10 a.m. local time tickets will go on sale to the public.
For their concert on July 18 in Brooklyn, N.Y. tickets can be bought via AXS.com. For all other shows, tickets can be found here.
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister Tour Dates:
July 10 – Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park (Click here for tickets)
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
July 21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater