Sigur Ros played Kings Theatre (pics); Kjartan Sveinsson releasing a solo album
Sigur Ros already played Radio City on their current tour, and last night (10/6) they hit NYC again for a show at Kings Theatre. It was the same setlist as Radio City, and here's what we said about the Radio City show:
Sigur Ros are currently on a unique tour, which has the band playing two sets at each show with no opener. It’s also just their current trio lineup, with none of the string and brass accompaniment they usually have. The tour hit Radio City Music Hall last night (10/5) for the band’s first of three shows in NYC. Sigur Ros played favorites from all of their career, from “Ný Batterí” and “Starálfur” to newer highlights like “Kveikur” and “Ekki Múkk,” plus a bit of their new material. Songs were re-arranged to fit the different stage setup, and it seems like these versions had fans as won over as ever.
Pictures of the Kings Theatre show are in the gallery above. Setlist below. Sigur Ros will hit the same venue again tonight.
Sigur Ros are now a trio (rather than a quartet) because keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson left the band in 2013. Kjartan will now release his first solo album since leaving, an opera titled Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen (in English, that's "The Explosive Sonics of Divinity"). It comes out October 28 via Bel-Air Glamour Records, and it was made in collaboration with Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Here's a clip:
SIgur Ros @ Kings Theatre - 10/6/16 Setlist
photos by Greg Cristman