Sigur Rós to Live Stream 1999 “Ágætis byrjun” Release Day Concert Today at 5 PM EST

The Album Turns Sweet 16 Today

Jun 12, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Today is the 16th birthday of Sigur Rós' acclaimed breakthrough album Ágætis byrjun and in honor of that today at 5 PM EST (2 PM PST) the Icelandic band will be streaming the audio of the full concert they played on the day the album was released, June 12, 1999. The concert was at the Icelandic Opera House and lasts one hour and 40 minutes. The concert originally started at 9 PM Icelandic time, hence the timing of today's stream. You can stream it at

It's an 11-song set that was newly mixed by the band's Kjartan Sveinsson and it features songs from both Ágætis byrjun and the band's previous album, Von. The show is also notable as the last performance to feature founding member and drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, who was then replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason.

The release day concert will eventually be released as part of a deluxe vinyl box set of Ágætis byrjun due for release later in the year. Below is a teaser trailer for the reissue, plus the video for Ágætis byrjun single "Svefn-g-englar."




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