Sigur Rós Announces Stripped Down Fall Tour

Iceland’s Sigur Rós have announced an intimate fall tour in North America. The tour starts in Barcelona in June, spending the summer in various cities around the world before coming to the states in September.

The band has chosen to match the smaller theaters they will be playing with a more intimate sound. Losing the orchestra and string sections that has filled out their sound in recent tours, they opted instead to refocus their live sound down to the original trio. They will also forgo having an opener, playing two sets instead.

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.”

Sigur Rós will play 3 dates in New York City near the end of the tour in October. Tickets are available for all U.S. dates now.

Sigur Rós — 2016 North American Tour Dates

9/18 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/19 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
9/21 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
9/23 – San Diego, CA – Copley Hall
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with support act, TBA)
9/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
9/27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
9/29 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
9/30 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
10/1 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
10/3 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/5 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
10/10 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/12 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre