Sigur Rós Announce Tour Dates and Promise to Play New Music

European Tour Next Summer

Nov 24, 2015
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Sigur Rós have announced some European tour dates for summer 2016 and have promised that they will be playing some new music on the tour. In a statement on the Icelandic band's website when announcing the dates they write: "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 dates are mainly at festivals. Here's hoping that means the band are working on the follow-up to 2013's Kveikur. Below is the full statement, followed by the tour dates.

"every time you go on tour you want it to be different...and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people. and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage. but there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on. this time, 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. with this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are playing festivals next summer in the spirit of adventure. 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"

As we previously reported, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, two thirds of Sigur Rós, recently partnered with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós touring guitarist Kjartan Holm (also Georg Holm's brother), to record the score to the BBC documentary film The Show of Shows. Their soundtrack was released under the title Circe back in August via Sigur Rós' own label Krunk.

Read our 2013 interview with Sigur Rós about Kveikur.

Sigur Rós Tour Dates:

06-16 Bergen, Norway - Bergenfest
06-18 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
07-03 St. Petersburg, Russia - Stereoleto Festival
07-08 Trencin, Slovakia - Pohoda Festival
07-12 Linz, Austria - Ahoi the Full Hit of Summer
07-16 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07-17 London, England - Citadel Festival
08-10-13 Luhmühlen, Germany - A Summer's Tale
08-18 Trondheim, Norway - Pstereo Festival
08-20 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival

(Via Pitchfork)



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