Sigur Rós announce 2022 Australian and New Zealand tour
Sigur Rós have added 4 extra reveals to their sprawling checklist of impending tour dates, slating gigs in New Zealand and Australia for this August – get tickets right here.
The four-date stint shall be sandwiched between their 27 reveals in North America – the primary of which is able to go down in just below a month – and their 29-date run within the UK and Europe this September. It’ll begin in New Zealand, with a lone present at Auckland’s Spark Enviornment slotted in for Saturday August 6, earlier than the band take to levels within the Australian cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Tickets for the Auckland and Brisbane dates will be discovered right here, whereas Sydney and Melbourne followers can get their palms on tickets right here. They’ll go on sale to most of the people at 1pm native time subsequent Monday (April 4), with a presale operating from 9am this Friday (April 1).
These reveals will mark Sigur Rós’ first Down Below in over 5 years. They had been final seen there in 2017, after they performed the annual Splendour In The Grass competition. They’ve been common guests to Australia and New Zealand, although, racking up seven journeys since 2005 (three of which have been for Splendour).
Final month, a press release from Sigur Rós revealed that the band “are within the means of writing and recording their first new studio album since 2013” – after they launched their seventh album, ‘Kveikur’ – and “will air new songs on the[ir upcoming shows], alongside materials drawn from their acclaimed 25 12 months discography”.
February additionally noticed the band verify that founding members Jónsi and Georg Holm are joined within the studio and on tour by former member Kjartan Sveinsson, who’s rejoining the band virtually a decade after stepping away to deal with different initiatives. The multi-instrumentalist was not changed following his departure.
Following that reveal, the band introduced an “inclusive and free digital expertise” referred to as Heimr. Followers are ready to enroll to the brand new initiative now, and can get “free and everlasting” entry to an official Discord group. “The Heimr group shall be an area that evolves over time, and depends upon your enter as a lot as ours,” Sigur Rós defined in a press release.
They added that the “central Discord hub would be the first layer in an ongoing experiment”, described as “one which solely works together with your lively participation”. Members shall be given a novel digital membership cross referred to as a Glingur, which is able to reside on Polygon – a “decentralised information storage system on a low-carbon impression blockchain”.
In 2020, Sigur Rós launched the soundtrack album ‘Odin’s Raven Magic’, for which they collaborated with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen, Páll Guðmundsson and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir. The composition initially served as an orchestral rating to a poem by Hrafnagaldr Óðins, and was created in 2002.
Final 12 months, Jónsi launched his newest solo album, ‘Obsidian’, alongside a visible artwork set up of the identical title. He additionally shared a shock rating for the Tom Clancy movie With out Regret, and launched a CBD tincture designed to assist fight nervousness.
Sigur Rós’ 2022 Australian and New Zealand tour dates are:
Saturday 6 – Auckland, Spark Enviornment
Tuesday 9 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Corridor
Friday 12 – Sydney, Conscious Tremendous Theatre
Saturday 13 – Melbourne, Margaret Courtroom Enviornment