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Sigur Rós to bring made-up languages to real places on its 2017 tour

Photo: Matt Kent / Getty Images
Photo: Matt Kent / Getty Images

Building on the pattern established in its last round of North American tour dates, otherworldly Icelandic group Sigur Rós is making the straightforward move of going on another of those “intimate” (read: orchestra-less) tours. Like last year’s dates, the 2017 edition of Sigur Rós’ live show will see the group performing as a trio, without any supporting acts or auxiliary musicians—save for its three-night Los Angeles run, where the group will play accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Also like last time, shows will consist of two sets, each spanning the entirety of Sigur Rós’ career. There’s no mention of new music in the press release announcing the tour, but since the group hasn’t put out an album since 2013’s Kveikur, hopefully there will be some on offer. The tour will concentrate mostly on concert halls and theaters with seats, as longtime fans who were in college when Ágætis Byrjun came out presumably prefer.

Tickets for all shows go on sale to the public Friday, December 16th at 10 a.m. local time. Information on fan pre-sales can be found at the Sigur Rós website.


4/7-Santa Barbara, CA-Santa Barbara Bowl

4/8-Berkeley, CA-Greek Theatre

4/11-Irvine, CA-Bren Events Center

4/13 - 4/15- Walt Disney Concert Hall (accompanied by LA Philharmonic)- Los Angeles, CA

5/20—Hangout Fest—Gulf Shores

5/21 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

5/23 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theatre

5/25 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion

5/28 - Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach

5/30 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts

6/2 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre

6/3 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre

6/4 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre

6/5 - St Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House

6/7 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory

6/9-6/10 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater

6/12 - Nashville, TN - Andrew Jackson Hall

6/13 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre

6/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

6/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts

6/17 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium