A decade on from the critic-certified classic Illinois, Sufjan Stevens finally makes his solo return with the symphonic folk suites of his seventh album, Carrie & Lowell.

Having first performed at the Sydney Opera House with his neon-friendly Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens has become a familiar face to Vivid LIVE – debuting the solar song cycle Planetarium in 2012 with longterm collaborators Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly.  

Now set to open proceedings with an Australian exclusive four-night stand before returning to overseas obligations, Sufjan Stevens will draw from one of the most successful songbooks to encompass Christmas classics, regional history, freeways, the rodeo... and the profound intimacies of everyday life.