SIGUR RÓS ANNOUNCE FINAL U.S. DATES OF CURRENT WORLD TOUR
STREAM NEW ALBUM KVEIKUR IN ITS ENTIRETY AT AMAZON!
FANS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS OF KVEIKUR VIA SIGUR-ROS’ OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Sigur Rós announce the ultimate U.S. leg of their globe-spanning tour, which will consist of a final, 20-show run starting with a headlining slot at Detroit’s Laneway Festival on September 14, 2013.
The tour began a year ago on the East Coast trailing the release of the band’s sixth studio album, Valtari, and will continue following next week’s release of its hard-rocking successor, Kveikur (out June 18th).
This tour will reach deep into America, and sees the band playing the biggest concerts of their career. Sigur Rós’ acclaimed live show is not to be missed, and can be seen for the final time in the U.S. during their tour this fall – when it’s done, it’s done.
Currently you can stream Kveikur, the band’s first release on XL Recordings worldwide, in its entirety via Amazon. The Icelandic three-piece – Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason – have already given us a taste of the new album on the American late-night circuit, performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In conjunction with a stream of Kveikur, the band are asking fans to post photos, drawings, and more to their socials with the hashtag #kveikur detailing what they imagine in their heads when they hear the new album.
Says bassist Georg Holm, “As a band we always write the music first and listen to it later to work out what it might be about. That’s how we come up with the words, by approaching the music without preconceptions and seeking meaning that was hidden from us at the point of creation. The music tells us what it is about.”
Sigur Rós September/October 2013 U.S. tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
9/14/13 Rochester Hills, MI @ Laneway Festival
9/15/13 Cleveland, OH@ Jacobs Pavilion
9/16/13 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
9/17/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White
9/19/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9/20/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts
9/21/13 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
9/23/13 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
9/24/13 Nofolk, VA @ Old Dominion Constant Center
9/25/13 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
9/27/13 Whites Creek, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel
9/28/13 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
9/30/13 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Auditorium Theatre
10/1/13 St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theater
10/3/13 New Orleands, LA @ Champions Square
10/4/13 Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Theatre
10/5/13 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/7/13 Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
10/8/13 Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
10/9/13 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
Photo credit: Ryan McGinley
For the latest tour dates, music and information, please go to:
Sigur Rós Official Website