Sigur Rós follow up their run of summer festivals by announcing their first headline tour since 2008 for UK/Europe in February/March 2013. The 15-date run will see the band take 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.
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“You are limited to what you can accomplish with the 20-minute changeovers and all other constraints of a festival,” says bassist Georg Holm. “To us, this summer’s really been one long warm-up for what’s to come.”
There are rumblings from within the band of a “hard left turn” in terms of what these changes might constitute. Suffice to say, for now it’s set to be a compelling ‘watch this space’ scenario.
UK Tour dates
- Sat 02 Glasgow SECC Hall 3 0844 395 4000
- Sun 03 Manchester O₂ Apollo 0844 477 7677
- Tue 05 Wolverhampton Civic Hall 0870 320 7000
- Thu 07 London O₂ Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000
- Fri 08 London O₂ Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000