Sigur Ros Promise New Material, ‘Other New Things’ on Intimate North American Theater Tour
Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós have announced an upcoming North American tour, but (as should be expected from them) the shows won't be just another concert.
The band will play small theaters for the first time in a decade and they won't be taking along any opening acts or the string and brass sections they've used during recent concerts. According to a statement released by Sigur Ros, each show on the tour kicking off Sept. 19 will consist of two sets separated by an intermission and they'll play "new interpretations of old songs that haven't been played live in very long time" along with material from their eagerly anticipated eighth album.
"Every time you go on tour you want it to be different," said the band. "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." The band also hint at "other new things."
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 12PM EST. More information is available at the band's website. They'll also be playing a stand-alone show at the Hollywood Bowl that will feature an opener.
Sigur Rós 2016 North American Tour Dates
September 19 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 20 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
September 21 - Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
September 23 - San Diego, CA @ Copley Hall
September 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (* with support act, TBA)
September 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
September 27 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
September 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
September 30 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
October 1 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
October 3 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
October 5 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
October 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
October 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
October 10 - Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 12 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
October 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre