Sigur Rós Announce World Tour

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Sigur Rós Announce World Tour

 

Icelandic group Sigur Rós have announced the first leg of a massive upcoming world tour.

The tour will be the group’s first time hitting the road in five years.

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They’ve currently just announced shows in the US, Canada and Mexico, with further legs expected to be revealed later.

Those North American dates are:

April 30 – Morelos, Mexico @ Festival Vaivén
May 3 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Citibanamex Auditorium
May 5 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Auditorio Telmex
May 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
May 11 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
May 13 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
May 17 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater
May 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
May 23 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
May 24 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
May 25 – Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
May 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
May 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
June 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
June 3 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
June 6 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
June 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
June 9 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
June 10 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
June 11 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
June 17 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
June 18 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

Earlier this month Sigur Rós announced that former band member Kjartan Sveinsson had rejoined the group after an absence of almost a decade.

Sveinsson quit the band in 2013 after being a member for 15 years, claiming he wished to “do something different.

The band decided not to replace him.

We never thought about getting somebody else to replace him,” frontman Jónsi said soon after Sveinsson’s departure. “I think we just wanted to keep on with the three of us.

Sigur Rós announced news of the reunion by sharing a screenshot of Jónsi, Sveinsson and bandmate Georg “Goggi” Holm on a video call together.

Two old faces and one new old face,” the band captioned a social media post. “Three of us happy to be back together and doing what we love doing. Exciting times ahead.

The band have only released one album – 2013’s Kveikur – since Sveinsson left, along with contributing to the 2020 Odin’s Raven Magic soundtrack album.

Sveinsson will now join the band on their tour and will also join them in the studio for a new album. The group has promised to debut new material throughout the tour with their latest album dropping later this year.

It’s yet to be confirmed if Sigur Rós will hire a new drummer for the upcoming album and tour. In 2018 drummer Orri Páll Dýrason left the band after he was accused of sexually assaulting a fan, an allegation he denies.