Sigur Rós Announce Final Leg of U.S. Dates in Support of "Valtari" + "Kveikur"
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:20:37
Sigur Rós have shared the ultimate U.S. leg of their globe-spanning tour, which will consist of a final, 20-show run starting with a headlining slot at Detroit's Laneway Festival on September 14. And they want your help, Sigur fans.
The tour began a year ago on the East Coast trailing the release of the band's sixth studio album, Valtari, and will continue following next week's release of its hard-rocking successor, Kveikur, out June 18. This tour will reach deep into America.
In conjunction with a stream of Kveikur, the band is asking fans to post photos, drawings, and more to their socials with the hashtag #kveikurdetailing what they imagine in their heads when they hear the new album.
It's an interactive tour and you can be a part of it.
Says bassist Georg Holm, "As a band we always write the music first and listen to it later to work out what it might be about. That's how we come up with the words, by approaching the music without preconceptions and seeking meaning that was hidden from us at the point of creation. The music tells us what it is about."
9/14/13 Rochester Hills, MI @ Laneway Festival
9/15/13 Cleveland, OH@ Jacobs Pavilion
9/16/13 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
9/17/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White
9/19/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9/20/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts
9/21/13 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
9/23/13 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
9/24/13 Nofolk, VA @ Old Dominion Constant Center
9/25/13 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
9/27/13 Whites Creek, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel
9/28/13 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
9/30/13 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Auditorium Theatre
10/1/13 St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theater
10/3/13 New Orleands, LA @ Champions Square
10/4/13 Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Theatre
10/5/13 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/7/13 Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
10/8/13 Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
10/9/13 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
For more info, visit the Sigur Rós website.
Will you be participating in the Sigur Rós tour?