sigur rós follow up their run of summer festivals by announcing their biggest north american tour to date. the trek, which includes a headlining show at new york city’s prestigious madison square garden, will be the most expansive sigur rós live experience yet, with the band taking the stage alongside all the additional players and expanded brass and string sections of the summer shows. this time, however, they will be incorporated into a completely new show, which also comes with the potent promise of brand new material, post-dating even this year's ambient-leaning 'valtari' album.
the band recently debuted a new song, "brennisteinn," at this year’s iceland airwaves festival, which was greeted with immediate praise upon being posted online.
"’brennisteinn’ ("brimstone") was violent, rude and irresistible: slow, mourning rock with bass tones so low and loud they rattled the floor, cut with a stubbornly delicate romanticism,” said rolling stone’s david fricke about the new track. “but just as the end seemed near and you expected the band to stomp off into their usual ether, the rhythm changed for the faster, with bassist georg holm and drummer orri páll dyrason locking in a brisk, extended techno surge. metal and dancing are the last things you expect at a sigur rós gig; both suit them. they should keep it up."
new ep with every ticket
we are pleased to announce that tickets to our upcoming north american 2013 spring tour will get you more than just entry to the show! every ticket purchased will include a digital copy of a three-track ep, containing new and unreleased music, made available to ticket holders on march 22nd, 2013