Sigur Rós Preview New Music, Discuss Departure of Kjartan Sveinsson

Questions Answered During Live Reddit Session

Jan 25, 2013
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Yesterday Iceland's Sigur Rós took part in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, answering fans' various questions about the band, their work, and their upcoming tour. Responding from a studio in L.A., the group revealed that are currently working on the follow-up to last year's Valtari, with plans to release the new LP later this year. 

Jónsi Birgisson, Goggi Hólm, and Orri Dyrasson also announced the permanent departure of founding member and keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, writing, "Yes he has left the band. He said he spent half his life in the band and it was time to do something different. Kjartan has left yes but all on a good note. He is planning to compose on his own."

Following the online Q&A the band went on to post a teaser for their upcoming tour, featuring a studio version of their new track "Brennisteinn," which they debuted live last year. 

Click below to watch the the trailer, and continue on down to view the full list of upcoming performances.

  

Sigur Rós Tour Dates:

02/13 - Porto, PT @ Coliseum
02/14 - Lisbon, PT @ Campo Pequeno
02/16 - Barcelona, ES @ Sant Jordi Club
02/18 - Jesolo, IT @ Pala Arrex
02/19 - Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
02/21 - Amsterdam, NL @ HMH
02/22 - Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
02/23 - Munich, DE @ Zenith
02/24 - Basel, CH @ St. Jakobshalle
02/26 - Brussels, BE @ Forest National
02/27 - Paris, FR @ Zenith
02/28 - Lille, FR @ Zenith
03/02 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC
03/03 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo
03/04 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo
03/05 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic
03/07 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
03/08 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
03/09 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
03/24 - Washington, DC @ Patriot Center
03/25 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/26 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
03/27 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/29 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotia Bank Place
03/30 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Theatre Bowl
04/01 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
04/02 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
04/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
04/06 - Denver, CO @ 1st Bank
04/08 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
04/09 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
04/10 - Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
04/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica
04/13 - Indio. CA @ Coachella
04/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
05/10 - Jakarta, IN @ Istora Senayan
05/14 - Tokyo, JP @ Nippon Budokan
05/15 - Nagoya, JP @ Zepp
05/16 - Fukuoka, JO @ Zepp
05/17 - Osaka, JP @ Kobe World Hall
05/19 - Seoul, KR @ Olympic Gymnastics Arena
05/21 - Hong Kong @ Asia World Arena
06/19 - Dresden, DE @ Junge Garde
06/22-24 - Schessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/22-24 - Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
06/23 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/25 - Warsaw, PL @ Sowinskiego Ampitheatre
06/28 - St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air
06/30 - Cornwall, UK @ Eden Project
07/06 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/14 - Joensuu, FI @ Ilosaarirock Festival
07/18 - Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava
07/20 - Salacrivia, LV @ Postivus Festival
08/30 - Cheshire, UK @ Jordell Bank

 

(www.sigur-ros.co.uk)



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