Iceland Art

Sigur Rós will be playing a very special show at New York City's Museum of Modern Art on June 17th as part of the museum's PopRally series. The show will take place in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of fellow Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson entitled "Take your time: Olafur Eliasson" on view at MoMA and P.S.1 through June 30th, in addition to the celebration of Icelandic Independence Day. Tickets for this show are $18.00, and will go on sale on Tuesday, June 10th at noon via The MoMA's website - www.moma.org/poprally. Ticket sales are limited and will not be sold at the door. The ticket includes admission to the exhibit as well.

Sigur Rós will be previewing lots of new songs of their forthcoming fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, which will be released June 24th, 2008 on XL Recordings. Co-produced with the band by renowned producer Flood, and recorded in New York City, London, Reykjavik and Havana, Cuba, Sigur Rós' fifth album takes the band's signature sound in an incredible new direction, moving away from reverb-soaked guitar sounds towards something altogether more affecting and unabashedly joyous. The first track from the album, "Gobbledigook," received rave reviews across the web when it was released for free download on the band's website, www.sigurros.com, early last week.

Visual artist Olafur Eliasson creates immersive environments and large-scale installations that elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native country. This show will give music lovers and art lovers alike the opportunity to experience two of Iceland's most vital artistic forces at once.

In addition to this show, Sigur Rós will be playing select North American shows throughout June, with more dates to follow throughout the year. They are:

6/5/08 Guadalajara, MEX @ Teatro Degollado
6/7/08 Tepoztlan, MEX @ Festival La Colmena
6/11/08 Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
6/12/08 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
6/14/08 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/16/08 New York, NY @ Grand Ballroom
6/17/08 New York, NY @ The MoMA