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Sufjan Stevens’s merry mess tickles Royale

Consider it truth in advertising. The full name of Sufjan Stevens’s new tour is “The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice.”

Accordingly, it was a merry mess decked out in gaudy Christmas garb when Stevens brought the show to Royale Thursday night, for a performance that sold out weeks ago.

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