Iceland’s Sigur Ros to lull US fans with 2013 North American Tour
A gentle, Bon Iver-like lull with hints of trance is how we describe Iceland’s rising ambient/post-rock band, Sigur Rós. The band and frontman Jónsi Birgisson, who have been active since 1994, are known for their ethereal wave sound, aka a darker, goth sound. Also noticeable? The incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements into the band’s music.
The band, who has collaborated with other acclaimed rock bands like Radiohead, recently announced a new North American tour. Kicking off in March 2013 in Washington, D.C., the tour will hit venues across the U.S., including stops in New York City, Boston, Austin, Chicago and Denver. The tour will end on April 17th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
What’s could get better than scoring seats? How about this: every ticket purchased includes a copy of a three-track ep containing new and unreleased music, which will be made available to ticket holders on March 22, 2013.
These guys make it clear that they love their supporters. In September, the band invited fans, filmmakers and video directors to create a video for one of the songs from the latest album, Valtari. Next month, dozens of screenings of The Valtari Film Experiment will take place around the world. The winning videos can be seen here: http://sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/videos/invite/
Check out Sigur Ros’ tour schedule below and get your tickets now at ConcertTickets.com.
3/24 - Washington, D.C. @ Patriot Center
3/25 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/26 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
3/27 - Montreal, QB, Canada @ Bell Centre
3/29 - Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Scotiabank Place
3/30 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Air Canada Theatre Bowl
4/1 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
4/2 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
4/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Wilkins Roy
4/6 - Denver, CO @ 1st Bank
4/8 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
4/9 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
4/10 - Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
4/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
4/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic