Colin Stetson Is Playing Cemeteries on His North American Tour

Canadian performances are set for Ottawa and Toronto in May

Photo: Kyle Laurin

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 10, 2024

Giving a whole new meaning to 'graveyard shift,' Colin Stetson is counting cemeteries among the venues he'll visit on some upcoming 2024 North American live dates.

Today, the sax man extraordinaire shared a series of new bookings surrounding previously announced shows in the US, Europe and the UK — three of which will see him play the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago, IL, and the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

Unusual venues aside, we're dead serious in saying these are performances you won't want buried on your schedule. We imagine there are few environments better than cemeteries for one to experience the artist's "soul-dredging drones" in.

Last year, both Exclaim! staffers and Canadian artists alike named Stetson as a can't-miss festival act, while his recent LP When we were that what wept for the sea was named among the 50 Best Albums of 2023

Both the aforementioned American graveyards have hosted live music performances in years past. Previously, Chicago's Bohemian National Cemetery has welcomed Mono, Earth, Cindy Lee and Emma Ruth Rundle, while Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has hosted performances by Mary Lattimore, Circuit des Yeux and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

As for his Canadian appearances, Stetson will instead take listeners in Ottawa higher with a performance at St. Albans Church on May 14, ahead of playing Toronto's Axis Club on May 16 as part of the city's annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Find Stetson's complete 2024 itinerary below. Tickets for all performances are now on sale, with further information available via the artist's official website.

Colin Stetson 2024 Tour Dates:

03/23 Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival 2024
03/25 Lexington, KY - Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts
03/27 Chicago, IL - Bohemian National Cemetery
03/28 Chicago, IL - Bohemian National Cemetery
04/21 Riga, LV - Hanzas Perons
04/25 London, UK - Barbican Centre
05/10 Brooklyn, NY - Green-Wood Cemetery
05/12 Saugerties, NY - Opus 40
05/14 Ottawa, ON - St. Albans Church
05/16 Toronto, ON - The Axis Club

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