Planetarium is the album and collaborative project of Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (of The National), Nico Muhly, and James McAlister. The debut album (released via 4AD) sees them mesh their talents to one unique whole, with an album about the many planets and universes, connected to universal human themes as well.

This summer only saw a few select live tour dates for the group, which included a performance in Brooklyn on July 18 at Prospect Park for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

The group performed lovely versions of their album tracks led by the always hypnotic vocals of Stevens, backed by additional brass and string players who gave the songs more depth and power. All were backed by colorful visuals that helped put the audience’s headspace in the cosmos along with the band.

I assumed they’d do the album and that would be it, but they returned for an encore consisting of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” keeping the space theme strong.

Find the setlist posted below, along with photos from their performance.

Planetarium Setlist:

1. Neptune
2. Jupiter
3. Venus
4. Uranus
5. Mars
6. Sun
7. Moon
8. Pluto
9. Saturn
10. Earth
11. Mercury

Encore:

12. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland Cover)
13. Space Oddity (David Bowie Cover)





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