Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós have announced a new North American tour this fall. The month-long string of tour dates towards the end of 2016 will kick off on Sept. 19 in Vancouver and then move along the West Coast and then slowly meander its way across North America with gigs in Portland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit and New York City.
About a month later, the tour will wrap up at the Orpheum Theatre in Kansas City on OCtober 14.
Speaking about what fans can expect on the tour, the band explains that they want things to be different this time around, just like every tour should be different. There will be some new unreleased songs for fans to digest, a new show and other "new" things.
"This time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of ágætis byrjun, when for two years we formed and re-formed the songs that would go on to be the ( ) album live in front of people, night after night. All we can say right now is it's going to be different, with new unreleased songs, a new show and maybe some other *new* things. Beyond that, we can only ask you to trust us on this one."
This is the first time the band will tour without a supporting act (minus their Hollywood Bowl show). They will treat attendees to two sets with an intermission, starting at 8:30 p.m. sharp each show. Tickets go on sale at Friday April 8 at 12 p.m. EST, except for the Hollywood Bowl show. Tickets for groups of five or more are on sale now here and single tickets will go on sale May 1. Fans can sign up for pre-sale here.
09/19: Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/20: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/21: Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
09/23: San Diego, CA @ Copley Hall
09/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (* with support act, TBA)
09/26: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
09/27: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
09/29: Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
09/30: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/01: Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
10/03: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/05: New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/06: Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
10/08: Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
10/10: Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/12: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
10/14: Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre