Sigur Ros Announce New Album, Release Brennisteinn Video

Photo: Lilja-Birgisdottir

Sigur Rós have announced they will release their seventh studio album, Kveikur, on June 18, 2013. In the meantime, the video for first single, “Brennisteinn” has been released. The announcement is a surprise as the Icelandic band had previously taken 3-4 years in between albums, whereas, the follow-up to 2011’s Valtari will be released in a little over a year. The aggressiveness of the lead track hints at the band’s description of the new material, and reflects the band’s personal influences of heavy metal.

Sigur Rós kicks of their North American tour in Washington, DC on March 24, 2013 and play the Coachella Music & Arts Festival before heading to perform dates in Asia.

Sigur Rós 2013 Tour Dates:
3/24 – Washington, DC @ Patriot Center *
3/25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
3/26 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena *
3/27 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
3/29 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotia Bank Place *
3/30 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Theatre Bowl ^
4/01 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre ^
4/02 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion ^
4/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium ^
4/4 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre ^
4/6 – Denver, CO @ 1st Bank ^
4/8 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre ^
4/09 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center ^
4/10 – Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center ^
4/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica ^
4/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
4/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
4/19 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl ^
4/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
5/10 – Jakarta, IN @ Istora Senayan
5/14 – Tokyo, JP @ Nippon Budokan
5/15 – Nagoya, JP @ Zepp
5/16 – Fukuoka, JO @ Zepp
5/17 – Osaka, JP @ Kobe World Hall
5/19 – Seoul, KR @ Olympic Gymnastics Arena
5/21 – Hong Kong @ Asia World Arena
5/25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/26 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Ampitheater
5/27 – Burnbay, BC @ Deer Lake Park
6/19 – Dresden, DE @ Junge Garde
6/22-24 – Schessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
6/22-24 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
6/23 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/25 – Warsaw, PL @ Sowinskiego Ampitheatre
6/28 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air
6/30 – Cornwall, UK @ Eden Project
7/4 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
7/6 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
7/14 – Joensuu, FI @ Ilosaarirock Festival
7/18 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava
7/20 – Salacrivia, LV @ Postivus Festival
7/26 – Ferrara, IT @ Piazza Castello
7/27 – Lucca, IT @ City Square
7/28 – Rome, IT @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
8/30 – Cheshire, UK @ Jordell Bank
8/31 – North Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
11/16 – Dublin, IE @ O2 Arena
11/19 – Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Arena
11/20 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
11/21 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
11/23 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal
11/24 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
11/25 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
11/27 – Malmo, SE @ Baltiska Hallen
11/28 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum

* = w/ Tim Hecker
^ = w/ Oneohtrix Point Never

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