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DOWNLOAD: Birthday (in Icelandic) (MP3)

Sugarcubes "Icelandic indie stars THE SUGARCUBES will reunite in November (06) to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of their seminal debut single BIRTHDAY.

Singer BJORK will rejoin former bandmates THOR ELDON, BRAGI OLAFESSON, EINAR BENEDIKTSSON, MAGGA ORNOLFSDOTTIR and SIGGI BALDURSSON on stage for the first time in 14 years when they play a one-off show in Reykjavik on 17 November (06).

A statement on Bjork's website reads, "All profit from the concert goes back into Smekkleysa SM, who continue to work on a non-profit basis for the future betterment of Icelandic music and artists"

I want to go. And in other Sugarcubes-related news, Einar's weird band Ghostdigital is going on tour with The Melvins. They'll be at Warsaw on October 17th. All dates below....

THE MELVINS | 2006 TOUR DATES
Sep. 19, 2006 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater w/ Big Business
Sep. 20, 2006 Denver, CO Gothic Theater w/ Big Business
Sep. 22, 2006 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater w/ Big Business
Sep. 23, 2006 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks w/ Big Business
Sep. 24, 2006 Cedar Falls, IA The Reverb w/ Big Business
Sep. 25, 2006 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Sep. 26, 2006 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Sep. 27, 2006 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Sep. 28, 2006 Chicago, IL Double Door w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Sep. 29, 2006 Detroit, MI Magic Stick w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Sep. 30, 2006 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 1, 2006 Toledo, OH Frankie's w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 2, 2006 Cincinnati, OH Top Cats w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 3, 2006 Columbus, OH Little Brothers w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 5, 2006 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 6, 2006 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theater w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 8, 2006 Boston, MA Axis w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 10, 2006 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 11, 2006 Northhampton, MA Pearl Street (Downstairs) w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 12, 2006 New Haven, CT Toad's Place w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 13, 2006 Providence, RI The Living Room w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 14, 2006 Troy, NY Revolution Hall w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 16, 2006 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 17, 2006 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw w/ Big Business, Ghostigital
Oct. 18, 2006 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts w/ Big Business
Oct. 19, 2006 Washington, DC Black Cat w/ Big Business
Oct. 20, 2006 Baltimore, MD Ottobar w/ Big Business
Oct. 21, 2006 Pittsburg, PA Mr. Smalls Theater w/ Big Business
Oct. 23, 2006 Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill Music Hall w/ Big Business
Oct. 24, 2006 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle w/ Big Business
Oct. 25, 2006 Charlotte, NC The Milestone w/ Big Business
Oct. 26, 2006 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel w/ Big Business
Oct. 27, 2006 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero w/ Big Business
Oct. 28, 2006 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club w/ Big Business
Oct. 29, 2006 Rosewell, GA Whirly Ball w/ Big Business
Oct. 31, 2006 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits w/ Big Business
Nov. 1, 2006 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar w/ Big Business
Nov. 2, 2006 Saints Petersburg, FL State Theater w/ Big Business
Nov. 3, 2006 Orlando, FL The Social w/ Big Business
Nov. 4, 2006 Gainesville, FL Abbey Road w/ Big Business
Nov. 5, 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room w/ Big Business
Nov. 7, 2006 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree w/ Big Business
Nov. 8, 2006 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews w/ Big Business
Nov. 9, 2006 Knoxville, TN Blue Cats w/ Big Business
Nov. 10, 2006 Nashville, TN Exit In w/ Big Business
Nov. 11, 2006 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater w/ Big Business
Nov. 13, 2006 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Cantina w/ Big Business
Nov. 14, 2006 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks w/ Big Business
Nov. 16, 2006 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit w/ Big Business
Nov. 17, 2006 Austin, TX Emo's w/ Big Business

In May, the Melvins played Symphony Space.

Previously
Two new Sugarcubes (Bjork) DVDs | Win Them

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Comments (24)

I want to go too! I wish they'd treat us to their Icelandic wonders over in the States too!! Just one more New York show, please?!

Posted by Al bo Bal | September 19, 2006 2:03 PM

Go! BV, go!

Posted by Eduardo | September 19, 2006 2:31 PM

I'm seriously thinking about it.

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 19, 2006 2:39 PM

I want to go!!! Icelandair should at least offer a raffle or contest. This is once in a lifetime.

Posted by gee-jay. | September 19, 2006 3:29 PM

What great news! We'll send our indie-reporter from Reykjavík for reports on the event! BTW: Stop by our site for scandinavian and other great music... thx

Posted by Kristoffer | September 19, 2006 3:50 PM

What great news! We'll send our indie-reporter from Reykjavík for reports on the event! BTW: Stop by our site for scandinavian and other great music... thx

Posted by Kristoffer | September 19, 2006 3:50 PM

What great news! We'll send our indie-reporter from Reykjavík for reports on the event! BTW: Stop by our site for scandinavian and other great music... thx

Posted by Kristoffer | September 19, 2006 3:52 PM

what are flights to iceland looking like?
i wanna go!

Posted by camille acey | September 19, 2006 4:17 PM

what are flights to iceland looking like?
i wanna go!

Posted by camille acey | September 19, 2006 4:23 PM

New York to Reykjavik Wednesday, 15 November 2006
Reykjavik to New York Sunday, 19 November 2006

Travelers: 1
Fare type: Economy

$448

Posted by ondal | September 19, 2006 4:37 PM

this wasn't supposed to happen

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2006 5:59 PM

i totally just scored primo tickets to Mikhail Gorbachev at Háskólabíó on 12/10/2006.

Posted by ondal | September 19, 2006 6:39 PM

Sufjan Stevens will also be in town at the same time at the Fríkirkjan Church. sold out.

Posted by ondal | September 19, 2006 6:44 PM

score !! just booked my ticket ! bought the package: 6 nights in a 4 star hotel, concert tickets, roundtrip airfare from New York -- $1000 .... not bad !

Posted by kris | September 19, 2006 9:47 PM

What are you gonna do the other five nights?

Posted by curious in cuba | September 19, 2006 10:00 PM

Also, you wrote "concert tickets" (plural). Is the thousand-dollar price tag for one person or two?

Posted by curious in cuba | September 19, 2006 10:02 PM

Just one show...until Coachella 2007

Posted by Bort | September 20, 2006 2:57 AM

...you're really going to iceland? talk about disposable income. holy crap.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2006 10:38 AM

> Also, you wrote "concert tickets" (plural). Is the > thousand-dollar price tag for one person or two?

Do you really think $1000 will cover two people. Seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2006 10:55 AM

yeah, haha, somebody somewhere set up a flyaway contest for this

Posted by killer time | September 20, 2006 12:35 PM

i went to iceland last year around thanksgiving to see sigur ros do a hometown show, this would be neat to go to as well...

Posted by yo-yo | September 20, 2006 2:27 PM

oops ... mean to say 'ticket' . . . i got my boyfriend a package too. so $1000 per person ....... not such a crazy amount.

Posted by kristopher | September 21, 2006 1:09 AM

Wife & I went to Iceland a few years back-cool, weird place. Flight & hotel were pretty cheap (lots of packages available), but food and booze cost $$$.
I remember booze being really expensive (it's taxed highly to dissuade alcoholism amongst the populous), but if you go to a local supermarket (think: if IKEA sold food), tallboy cans of beer were only 92 cents. Caveat: they were only 2.2% alcohol....

Posted by Wallis | September 21, 2006 12:57 PM

hey, does anybody know how to get tickets without the icelandair package. other airlines can get you there for a lot cheaper but i can't anyway to get tickets other than with the official package. bjork's website says that local tickets will be released soon but i can't see where.

Posted by david | October 12, 2006 5:57 PM

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