I like Sigur Ros but I don't get the BIG deal. Is there someone i'm missing? and no smart ass remarks please, save them for someone else.
beautiful men :)
More shows to come!
Sigur Rós are at work on what they've described as a "floaty" new album, scheduled for release in the spring. They've now announced their first live gig as a group since 2008, and write on their site, "we'll be announcing more tour dates soon."
They'll play Bestival on the Isle of Wight in the UK, which takes place from September 6 to 9. Also on the bill are the xx, Azealia Banks, Spiritualized, Justice, Hot Chip, De La Soul, Major Lazer, Warpaint, Orbital, Little Dragon, Charli XCX, Frankie Rose, Four Tet, Caribou, and more.
so you're not going to sell your coachella ticket to fly to england?
Nah, Sigur Ros usually comes to Arizona when they tour. If they don't come here I'll catch them at Red Rocks or somewhere in California.
The lady I went with to see Portishead at the Greek Theater last year said that she saw Sigur Ros at the same place several years ago and said it was crowded as hell.
New album Valtari out May 28th! :D
Cue all the Sigur Ros show virgins getting boners now....
New track: "Ekki Múkk"
I love it. Can definitely hear the minimalistic/floaty elements that Jonsi was talking about.
Sigur Ros is one of those bands where I wait to actually have LP in my hand so that I can listen to the whole thing. Their music is meant to be listened as a whole package in my opinion. I think I can wait till May! I'm surprised this is coming out so early though. Since they're creating their own stage for this upcoming tour, I'm excited to hear what songs they'll bring back from their old catalogue:)
ps Touring wise...Pretty much lock for Lolla and Outside Lands before heading over to Japan for Summer Sonic. I'm thinking one/two dates in NY before Lolla and maybe two dates out in the West Coast in August. Then they'll probably come back again for full US tour later in the year. Because I remember in 08 before heading down to Bonnaroo, they played couple shows...yes kids, they use sandbag for their presales so let the bitching begin like Radiohead tickets;)
6/5/08 Guadalajara, MEX @ Teatro Degollado
6/7/08 Tepoztlan, MEX @ Festival La Colmena
6/11/08 Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
6/12/08 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
6/14/08 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/16/08 New York, NY @ Grand Ballroom
6/17/08 New York, NY @ The MoMA
Two days later (6/19), they announced these dates...which I remember was just 4 of them w/ out Amiina
Wed 17th - New York, The United Palace
Thur 18th - New York, The United Palace
Fri 19th - Boston, Bank Of America Pavilion
Sat 20th - Montreal, Quai Jacques Cartier
Mon 22nd - Toronto, Massey Hall
Tues 23rd - Detroit, The Fillmore
Wed 24th - Chicago, The Chicago Theatre
Thu 25th - Minneapolis, Orpheum Theatre
Sat 27th - Denver, Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sun 28th - Salt Lake City, Saltair
Tues 30th - Tempe, The Marquee
Wed 1st San Diego, Copley Symphony Hall
Thu 2nd Los Angeles, The Greek Theatre
Fri 3rd - Berkeley, The Greek Theatre
Sun 5th - Seattle, Benaroya Hall
Mon 6th - Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Theatre
Tue 7th - Vancouver, The Chan Centre
But how will they ever top that Hollywood Bowl show in 2005?
Ooooo i hope they show at OSL. That would be incredible
Yeah, they played with Amiina, and Amiina opened. That show was (with the possible exception of Radiohead night 2 in 2008) the best sounding show I've ever seen at the Bowl. It was definitely the loudest. I was about halfway back, and it's the only show I've seen there where I didn't have people around me talking. The band just FILLED the whole ravine with their sound, and the limited light show perfectly fit with the venue. The version of Popplagio that they closed the whole show with remains one of the most awe inspiring and truly incredible concert moments I've witnessed. When they dropped the sheet in front of the band and Jonsi's shadow filled the whole of it as he's screaming and the lights are strobing, it felt like watching a literal giant perform.
Easily top 5 concerts I've ever seen.
I recall watching Sigur Rós back in 2001 at the old Knitting Factory (next to Beck upstairs) when they won the first ShortList Music Award... was anyone else there? Definitely an unforgettable performance, and they deserved winning it!
Alert the media: trendski just posted something without trying to pawn off one of his shitty youtube videos on us.
I wasn't stoned, but I was in the process of getting my heart broken...at Coachella. Totally made a difference. I wouldn't recommend intense heartbreak (way too much drama at a festival) but maybe you could go through photos of your long lost love before the show or something.