by Andrew Sacher

Sigur Ros at MSG in March (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sigur Ros

As mentioned, Sigur Ros will release their new album, Kveikur, next week (6/18) via XL. It's their second album since coming back from hiatus, after 2012's Valtari, and while that album was arguably their most ambient, Kveikur is the exact opposite. It's the closest Sigur Ros have ever come to industrial rock, and though they've been known to get dark and loud at their shows, this is the heaviest they've ever sounded on record. It's noticeably different than anything else in their catalog, but still sounds entirely like Sigur Ros. Check out the whole record a week ahead of its release date at Amazon, where its streaming in its entirety.

They also just announced more North American tour dates (none in NYC though), all of which are listed, along with three videos from the new album, below...


Sigur Ros - "Isjaki"

Sigur Ros - "Kveikur"

Sigur Ros - "Brennisteinn"

Sigur Ros -- 2013 Tour Dates
06/19 Dresden, Germany Junge Garde
06/21/22 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
06/21/22 Neuhausen, Germany Southside Festival
06/23 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands Best Kept Secret Festival
06/25 Warsaw, Poland Sowinskiego Ampitheatre
06/28 St. Gallen, Switzerland Openair
06/30 Cornwall, England Eden Project
07/02 Istanbul, Turkey Parkorman
07/04 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
07/06 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
07/14 Joensuu, Finland Ilosaarirock Festival
07/18 Ostrava, Czech Republic Colours of Ostrava
07/20 Salacgriva, Latvia Positivus Festival
07/23 Tarvisio, Italy No Borders Festival
07/25 Nyon, Switzerland Paléo Festival
07/26 Ferrara, Italy Piazza Castello
07/27 Lucca, Italy Lucca Summer Festival
07/28 Rome, Italy Ippodromo delle Capannelle
07/30 Lyon, France Theatres Romains De Fourvieve
08/30 Cheshire, England Jodrell Bank
08/31 North Dorset, England End of the Road Festival
09/14 Detroit, MI St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
09/15 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion
09/17 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
09/20 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center
09/21 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
09/23 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
09/24 Norfolk, VA Old Domination Constant Center
09/25 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
09/27 Nashville, TN The Woods
09/28 Asheville, NC Arena
09/30 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
10/01 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theater
10/03 New Orleans, LA Champions Square
10/04 Birmingham, AL Magic City Theatre
10/05 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/07 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome
10/08 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
10/09 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
10/13 Mexico City, Mexico Corona Capital
11/16 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
11/18 Edinburgh, Scotland Usher Hall
11/19 Nottingham, England Capital FM Arena
11/20 Brighton, England Brighton Centre
11/21 London, England Wembley Arena
11/23 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal
11/24 Frankfurt, Germany /Jahrhunderthalle
11/25 Dusseldorf, Germany /Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/27 Malmo, Sweden Baltiska Hallen
11/28 Oslo, Norway Spektrum

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