Posted in music | tour dates on June 2, 2008

Coney Island, August 23, 2003 (via Bjork gigography)
Coney Island Bjork

I'll never forget showing up late to the Bjork / Sigur Ros in Brooklyn five years ago. I was upset that I was missing it, but hearing the unmistakable music of Sigur Ros pouring out of Keyspan Park on to the streets (and boardwalk) of Coney Island completely made up for it. It's what I remember most about the show.

Bjork and Sigur Ros just announced another show together, but this time it will be in their shared home-country of Iceland....

Jonsi and BjorkJonsi and Bjork

iceland concert with björk
31 May 2008

björk and sigur rós will be holding a large outdoor concert together in reykjavík on june 28th. the concert will be held to raise awareness for environmental issues in iceland.

in an interview in today's morgunblaðið newspaper, björk criticizes the increasing heavy industry in iceland, particularly the highly pollutant aluminum smelters being built left and right.

"sigur rós and i are neither environmental experts nor politicians, but we travel around the world a lot and we have seen how far behind iceland is in conserving our environment. for example, i was in south america for two months and you could see all these impoverished people recycling. we can't be 30 years behind; we need to be in the forefront."

sigur rós and björk will also be teaming up to create a website with input from experts on the icelandic environment, focusing on alternatives to heavy industry for the icelandic economy.

joining them on stage will be ólöf arnalds as well as foreign guests to be announced later. the precise location of the concert will be announced at a later date. [www.sigur-ros.co.uk/news/]

(thx Hiro)

PREVIOUSLY: SIGUR RÓS : Gobbledigook (watch it & get it while it's hot)

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Comments (30)

anyone wanna fly me to iceland?

come to new york, people. and sigur rós needs to understand that one date is not enough.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 11:43 AM

I think we have more environmental issues than Iceland...from what I've seen in Sigur Ros's dvd, Iceland might be one of the most cleanest/beautiful countries in the world! Now both Bjork/Sigur Ros bill at Prospect Park would be unimaginable!!!

I think Sigur Ros will play at either Radio City or Theater at MSG next time they come which will be in fall....so far, Sigur Ros announced Greek Theater (LA) happening on Oct 2nd

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | June 2, 2008 11:54 AM

actually - there's a lot of controversy in iceland about these huge hydro electric dams and smelters that are being built. could potentially destroy all that beauty you saw on the sigur ros dvd!

Posted by liz | June 2, 2008 12:26 PM

Johnny - where do you see that Sigur Ros is playing in LA in Oct?

Posted by starslight | June 2, 2008 1:05 PM

Jonny..The fall? They'll be here in two weeks.

Posted by Ben | June 2, 2008 1:17 PM

Anyone know when the album is available for presale? I thought it was today but I see nothing.

Posted by Mr Spinach | June 2, 2008 1:37 PM

I know. I can't believe that they only booked one day in NYC. I'm still really upset that I didn't get a ticket even though I went on at exactly noon the day they went on sale.

How long do you think it will be until they're back in NYC?

Is it worth it to go to the Grand Ballroom box office June 16th and wait in line for tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 1:53 PM

That Coney Island show was unforgettable. The lights, the fireworks. Everything about it was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 2:30 PM

"and sigur rós needs to understand that one date is not enough."

As much as I love Sigur Ros, going two nights an a row is a bit too much. Only one show works for me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 9:29 AM

Oct 2nd at Greek Theater is in Sigur Ros forum....

Seattle Oct 5th...up on ticketmaster!!!
http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/806800


P.S. Ben, I know they're coming in two weeks, I was just saying when they come back in the fall to do proper US tour...they will probably play at Theater at MSG or Radio City....

although I would like to be at Beacon or Town Hall (wishful thinking.....)

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | June 3, 2008 9:56 PM

I love Bjork!

Posted by CD Rates | August 31, 2009 3:35 PM

Meanwhile, last night Lex did a heartrending version of "Part of Their World" from The Little Mermaid at some lame karaoke bar in the valley.

Posted by Vanessa Mahomond | May 12, 2011 11:56 PM

When the next iceland concert will be held? Eagerly waiting for that. . . .

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