Sigur Rós announce autumn 2013 UK arena tour and new album 'Kveikur'

Posted: 22nd March 2013
Icelanders to follow Jodrell Bank and festival slots with high-profile shows. Tickets on sale [28/3/2013 9:00]
Sigur Rós

Earlier this month, Icelandic sound-sculptors Sigur Rós successfully sold-out pretty much all spaces on their UK tour, adding extra dates here-and-there to cope with demand, including three nights in Brixton and two in Manchester. The atmospheric dream-rockers have a habit of this - their previous tour in 2008 involved double-dates in London (Alexandra Palace) and more sold out venues.

In light of their obvious pulling-power, Sigur Rós have announced their biggest tour to date. And this is 'big' as in 'venues' rather than 'length'. Locations confirmed so far include Dublin's O2 Arena on 16th November, followed by Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on 19th, Brighton Centre on the 20th and a mammoth show at Wembley Arena on the 21st.

Tickets on sale now, from £25 to £32.50 depending on location (€40 for Dublin).

Aside from public demand, there may be another valid reason for this upgrade to larger venues - their new sound. It is VAST. Check out the video for "Brennisteinn", taken from the forthcoming album "Kveikur", due out in June. Music like this needs a big space to fill - these places should do it.

Prior to their tour, Sigur Rós will be performing at the Eden Project in June, plus Salisbury's End of the Road Festival and at Macclesfield's Jodrell Bank (with Polica and Daughter supporting) in August - all still available but selling fast.

Paul Pledger