Sigur Rós announce 2016 tour

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The art-rock trio confirm that they will debut new music on the tour.

Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós have announced a new European tour, kicking off next year. In a statement on their official website, the trio confirmed that they will debut new music on the tour. They said:

“every time you go on tour you want it to be different…and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people.  and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage.  but there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on.  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.  with this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are playing festivals next summer in the spirit of adventure. 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.”

Come summer next year, the band will play a string of dates across Europe, stopping off in major cities like St. Petersburg, Linz and London. The full Sigur Ros tour dates are as follows:

June 16th: Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
June 18th: Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
July 3rd: Stereoleto Festival – St. Petersburg, Russia
July 8th: Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia
July 12th: Ahoi the Full Hit of Summer – Linz, Austria
July: 16th Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
July 17th: Citadel Festival – London, England
August 10th-13th: A Summer’s Tale – Luhmühlen, Germany
August 18th: Pstereo Festival – Trondheim, Norwayl
August 20th: Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

Watch Sigur Rós’ video for ‘Sæglópu’ below.

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