Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros have announced a North American tour for this fall, and it'll be their first-ever tour without an opening act. Instead, the band will be doing two sets at each show, starting at 8:30 PM sharp each night. The shows will also be just the band without the string and brass sections they've had on recent tours, and they're planning to debut new music on the tour. They're also promising "new interpretations of old songs that haven't been played in a very long time." The band adds:

In addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of ágætis byrjun, when for two years we formed and re-formed the songs that would go on to be the ( ) album live in front of people, night after night. All we can say right now is it’s going to be different, with new unreleased songs, a new show and maybe some other *new* things. Beyond that, we can only ask you to trust us on this one.

The tour is mostly at theaters, hitting NYC on October 5 at Radio City and October 6 at Kings Theatre. Those are much more intimate places to see them than Madison Square Garden, and they're great settings for Sigur Ros' music too.

Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday (4/8) at noon EST (except the Hollywood Bowl show, which is on sale now), and there will be "a limited number of exclusive packages available that include the best seats in the house and autographed memorabilia." There will also be BrooklynVegan presales for the Radio City and Kings shows, starting Thursday (4/7) at noon EST. Check back here Thursday morning for the password.

Sigur Ros also have several international festivals coming up. All dates are listed, with the teaser video for the tour, below.


Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros -- 2016 International Tour Dates
jun 4 2016 primavera sound barcelona, spain
jun 9 2016 nos primavera sound porto, portugal
jun 11 2016 zorlu performing arts center istanbul, turkey
jun 13 2016 release athens music festival athens, greece
jun 16 2016 bergenfest bergen, norway
jun 18 2016 northside festival aarhus, denmark
jun 23 2016 bristol summer series bristol, united kingdom
jun 22-26 2016 glastonbury festival pilton, united kingdom
jun 26 2016 royal hospital kilmainham dublin, ireland
jul 1 2016 open’er festival gdynia, poland
jul 3 2016 stereoleto festival st. petersburg, russia
jul 6 2016 les nuits de fourvière lyon, france
jul 8 2016 pohoda festival trencin, slovakia
jul 9 2016 i-days festival monza, italy
jul 12 2016 ahoi the full hit of summer linz, austria
jul 14 2016 electric castle festival cluj, romania
jul 16 2016 dour festival dour, belgium
jul 17 2016 citadel festival london, united kingdom
jul 22-24 2016 fuji rock festival niigata, japan
jul 30 2016 music and arts festival stockholm, sweden
aug 10-13 2016 a summer’s tale luhmühlen, germany
aug 13 2016 sziget festival budapest, hungary
aug 18 2016 pstereo festival trondheim, norway
aug 20 2016 lowlands festival biddinghuizen, netherlands
aug 25 2016 openair zürich, switzerland
aug 27 2016 rock en seine paris, france

Sigur Ros -- 2016 North American Tour Dates
9/19 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/20 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
9/21 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
9/23 - San Diego, CA - Copley Hall
9/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (* with support act, TBA)
9/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
9/27 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
9/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
9/30 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
10/1 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
10/3 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
10/5 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
10/6 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
10/8 - Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
10/10 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/12 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
10/14 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre

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