Sigur Rós announce 2016 tour dates along with the promise for new music

Icelandic outfit will use European tour to road test material for forthcoming album

Sigur Ros

    Following a rather prolific stretch in the early part of the twenty-tens, Sigur Rós have laid relatively low over the last two years. Today, however, the Icelandic outfit announced European festival dates for next summer, along with the promise for new music.

    The band said in a statement:

    “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.”

    In 2012, Sigur Rós returned with Valtari, their first album in six years, which they quickly followed up in 2013 with Kveikur.


    See the band’s upcoming tour schedule below.

    Sigur Rós 2016 Tour Dates:
    06/16 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
    06/18 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
    07/03 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Stereleto Festival
    07/08 – Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival
    07/12 – Linz, AT @ Ahoi the Full Hit of Summer
    07/16 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
    07/17 – London, UK @ Citadel Festival
    08/10-13 – Luhmühlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale
    08/18 – Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival
    08/20 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival

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