Sigur Rós today announce a raft of UK and European dates added to their 2022 World Tour, beginning in Lisbon, Portugal on 28 September and running through to a massive homecoming date at Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavík, on 25 November. The band will also perform at 3Arena, Dublin on 17 November. The new shows follow last month’s announcement of dates in Mexico, Canada and the United States 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.
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 In 2020 they released the almost mythical ‘lost’ recordings Odin’s Raven Magic, an orchestral album originally made nearly two decades prior.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.