- 10 Mar 22
Sigur Rós are in the process of writing and recording their first new studio album since 2013’s Kveikur.
Sigur Rós have announced a raft of UK and European dates added to their 2022 World Tour, including a date at Dublin's 3Arena on November 17.
The musical journey begins in Lisbon, Portugal on 28 September and runs through to a massive homecoming date at Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavík, on 25 November. The new shows follow last month’s announcement of dates in Mexico, Canada and the US this spring and summer. The tour will be the band’s first in almost five years.
Tickets from €49.50 go on sale at 9am on Friday 18 March via sigurros.com/tour & ticketmaster.ie. See below for the full list of dates announced so far.
Sigur Rós are in the process of writing and recording their first new studio album since 2013’s Kveikur and will air new songs at the shows, alongside material drawn from their acclaimed 25 year discography. Sigur Rós founding members Jónsi and Georg Holm are joined in the studio and on tour by former member Kjartan Sveinsson, who is rejoining the band almost a decade after stepping away to focus on other projects.
The Iceland natives have also announced a new “inclusive and free digital experience”, Heimr. The band announced the new community via their Instagram, giving fans “free and permanent” access to an official Discord. Members will get a unique digital pass, a Gilngur, which will live on Polygon, a “decentralised data storage system on a low-carbon impact blockchain”.
“The Heimr community will be a space that evolves over time, and relies upon your input as much as ours,” they explain. “As a member, you will be the first to receive upcoming announcements, have exclusive access to community benefits, and be able to engage in conversation that brings them together around the music, energy, and community that makes our fanbase special.” They added that the “central Discord hub will be the first layer in an ongoing experiment, one that only works with your active participation.”
Sigur Rós are one of the most successful bands of recent times and one of Iceland’s most successful acts of all time, with six number ones in their home country and a trio of Platinum albums globally. In the years since Kveikur, the band launched the ‘Liminal’ soundbaths and endless playlists, built around blissed-out re-imaginings of moments from Sigur Rós’s catalogue both familiar and obscure.
In 2020 they released the almost mythical ‘lost’ recordings Odin’s Raven Magic, an orchestral album originally made nearly two decades prior. The band have also reissued their albums Agætis byrjun, Takk, ( ), Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust and Valtari on their own label, Krunk. Alongside this, frontman Jónsi has released two solo albums, Shiver, featuring contributions from A. G. Cook, Robyn and Liz Fraser, and the surprise album Obsidian which coincided with his solo art exhibition at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City.
Revisit Hot Press' 2013 interview with Sigur Rós here.
Sigur Rós - World Tour 2022
Sat. 30/4 - Festival Vaivén, Mexico
Tue. 3/5 - Citibanamex Auditorium, Monterrey
Thu. 5/5 - Auditorio Telmex Guadalajara
Mon. 9/5 Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Wed. 11/5 Theater of the Clouds - Portland, OR
Fri. 13/5 Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
Sat. 14/5 Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
Tue. 17/5 Frost Amphitheater - Stanford, CA
Thu. 19/5 Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA
Mon. 23/5 ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin TX
Tue. 24/5 ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin TX
Wed. 25/5 Winspear Opera House - Dallas, TX
Fri. 27/5 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre - Atlanta, GA
Sat. 28/5 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
Tue. 31/5 State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
Wed. 1/6 Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Fri. 3/6 Masonic Temple Theatre - Detroit, MI
Sat. 4/6 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
Mon. 6/6 The Anthem - Washington, D.C.
Tue. 7/6 The Met Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Wed. 8/6 Boch Center Wang Theatre - Boston, MA
Fri. 10/6 Place des Arts - Montreal, QC
Sat. 11/6 Meridian Hall - Toronto, ON
Tue. 14/6 Kings Theatre - Brooklyn, NY
Fri. 17/6 Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Sat. 18/6 Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Wed. 28/9 Campo Pequeno - Lisbon, Portugal
Thu. 29/9 WiZink Center - Madrid, Spain
Sat. 1/10 Sant Jordi Club - Barcelona, Spain
Mon. 3/10 Kioene Arena - Padova, Italy
Tue. 4/10 Mediolanum Forum - Milan, Italy
Wed. 5/10 Zenith - Munich, Germany
Fri. 7/10 Halle 622 - Zurich, Switzerland
Sat. 8/10 Gasometer - Vienna, Austria
Sun. 9/10 O2 universum - Prague, Czech Republic
Tue. 11/10 Tempodrom - Berlin, Germany
Sat. 15/10 Arena Riga - Riga, Latvia
Mon. 17/10 House of Culture - Helsinki, Finland
Wed. 19/10 Hovet - Stockholm, Sweden
Thu. 20/10 Spektrum - Oslo, Norway
Sat. 22/10 K.B. Hallen - Copenhagen, Denmark
Mon. 24/10 Expo XXI - Warsaw, Poland
Wed. 26/10 Rockhal - Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
Thu. 27/10 Palladium - Cologne, Germany
Sun. 30/10 Jahrhunderthalle - Frankfurt, Germany
Tue. 1/11 AFAS Live - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wed. 2/11 Forest National - Brussels, Belgium
Fri. 4/11 Zénith - Paris, France
Mon. 7/11 O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
Thu. 10/11 O2 Academy Brixton - London, UK
Fri. 11/11 O2 Academy Brixton - London, UK
Mon. 14/11 SEC Armadillo - Glasgow, UK
Thu. 17/11 3Arena - Dublin, Ireland
Fri. 25/11 Laugardalshöllin - Reykjavík, Iceland