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 “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.” – sigur rós





sigur rós have announced an upcoming north american tour this fall. for the first time in their career the band will be touring without a support act, instead offering the audience two sets (+ intermission) starting from 8:30pm sharp at each show.

the month long run is comprised primarily of theater shows, marking the band’s most intimate tour in a decade. in keeping with the scale of the venues, the group will be performing without the string and brass sections that have been characteristic of recent performances, opting instead to focus on the core unit of the band itself. the shows will give the group a chance to road test new music, the first time since the tour leading up to the acclaimed ( ) album in 2002 that the band has performed new material ahead of album recording sessions. alongside this experimentation played out in public, the band is also planning on attempting new interpretations of old songs that haven’t been played in a very long time.

though the scale of the venues and band will be reduced, the live production will be characteristically stunning, designed again by the team behind their previous knights of illumination award-winning tour

sigur rós ellie caulkins opera house,denver, co, united states (sep 27 2016).
sep 27 2016

denver, co, united states

sigur rós orpheum theatre,minneapolis, mn, united states (sep 29 2016).
sep 29 2016

minneapolis, mn, united states

sigur rós chicago theatre,chicago, il, united states (sep 30 2016).
sep 30 2016

chicago, il, united states

sold out

sigur rós fox theater,detroit, mi, united states (oct 01 2016).
oct 01 2016

detroit, mi, united states

sigur rós massey hall,toronto, on, canada (oct 03 2016).
oct 03 2016

toronto, on, canada

sold out

sigur rós radio city music hall,new york, ny, united states (oct 05 2016).
oct 05 2016

new york, ny, united states

sold out

sigur rós kings theatre,brooklyn, ny, united states (oct 06 2016).
oct 06 2016

brooklyn, ny, united states

sold out

sigur rós kings theatre,brooklyn, ny, united states (oct 07 2016).
oct 07 2016

brooklyn, ny, united states

sold out

sigur rós academy of music,philadelphia, pa, united states (oct 08 2016).
oct 08 2016

philadelphia, pa, united states

sold out

sigur rós thomas wolfe auditorium,asheville, nc, united states (oct 10 2016).
oct 10 2016

asheville, nc, united states

sold out

sigur rós midland theatre,kansas city, mo, united states (oct 12 2016).
oct 12 2016

kansas city, mo, united states

sigur rós orpheum theater,phoenix, az, united states (oct 14 2016).
oct 14 2016

phoenix, az, united states

sold out

sigur rós treasure island festival,san francisco, ca, united states (oct 16 2016).
oct 16 2016

san francisco, ca, united states




sigur rós jamsil indoor stadium,seoul, , south korea (nov 22 2016).
nov 22 2016

seoul, south korea

sigur rós clockenflap festival,hong kong, , china (nov 25 2016).
nov 25 2016

hong kong, china

sigur rós neon lights festival,singapore, , singapore (nov 27 2016).
nov 27 2016

singapore, singapore

sigur rós nangang exhibition hall,taipei, , taiwan (nov 29 2016).
nov 29 2016

taipei, taiwan




the los angeles philharmonic have announced that programming for their reykjavík festival will include three special shows by sigur rós performing some of their best loved works with the orchestra. this is the first time the band will have played publicly with an orchestra since shows for their unreleased work odin’s raven magic in 2002-3.

co-curated by icelandic composer daníel bjarnason and la phil conductor laureate esa-pekka salonen, the icelandic band will perform three nights at walt disney concert hall, playing career-spanning sets including fan-favorites (with orchestral accompaniment) and - “if things go to plan” - new, unreleased music (without orchestra).

each sigur rós performance (april 13, 14, 15) will be prefaced by a different symphonic and choral program. on april 13 festival co-curator salonen will lead the la phil in the world premier of a new violin concerto from daníel bjarnason, performed by pekka kuusisto. bjarnarson first worked with sigur rós when he conducted the session on the band’s song “ára bátur” london’s abbey road for the með suð í eyrum… album in 2008.

the reykjavík festival is designed as an exploration of the eclectic icelandic music scene, highlighting the creativity thriving in reykjavík and covering a wide spectrum of music, from chamber, choral and symphonic to pop music.

sigur rós walt disney concert hall – reykjavík festival #1,los angeles, ca, united states (apr 13 2017).
apr 13 2017

los angeles, ca, united states

sigur rós walt disney concert hall – reykjavík festival #2,los angeles, ca, united states (apr 14 2017).
apr 14 2017

los angeles, ca, united states

sigur rós walt disney concert hall – reykjavík festival #3,los angeles, ca, united states (apr 15 2017).
apr 15 2017

los angeles, ca, united states



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