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Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós have announced an upcoming North American tour this Fall.  For the first time in their career the band will be touring without a support act*, instead offering the audience two sets (+ intermission) starting from 8:30pm sharp at each show. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 8 at 9am PST/12pm EST (with the exception of 9/24 at Hollywood Bowl, which is on sale now for 5 or more tickets, single tickets on sale May 1), with a limited number of exclusive packages available that include the best seats in the house and autographed memorabilia. For further information and to participate in an exclusive presale go to sigur-ros.co.uk

The month long run is comprised primarily of theater shows, marking the band’s most intimate tour in a decade. In keeping with the scale of the venues, the group will be performing without the string and brass sections that have been characteristic of recent performances, opting instead to focus on the core unit of the band itself.  The shows will give the group a chance to road test new music, the first time since the tour leading up to the acclaimed ( ) album in 2002 that the band has performed new material ahead of album recording sessions. Alongside this experimentation played out in public, the band is also planning on attempting new interpretations of old songs that haven’t been played in a very long time.

Though the scale of the venues and band will be reduced, the live production will be characteristically stunning, designed again by the team behind their previous Knights of Illumination award-winning tour.

Speaking of the upcoming shows, the band states: “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. 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.”

9/19 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

9/20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

9/21 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium

9/23 – San Diego, CA – Copley Hall

9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (* with support act, TBA)

9/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall

9/27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

9/29 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

9/30 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

10/1 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater

10/3 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

10/5 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

10/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music

10/10 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

10/12 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre

10/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre

With their much-anticipated second album due in early 2014, Maria Lindén aka I Break Horses has just unveiled an incredible video for new single “Faith.” With its hypnotic beats and swirling synths, “Faith” brilliantly signals the more electronic, dance-oriented direction of I Break Horses’ new material. Directed by Magnus Härdner, the mesmerizing black and white accompanying video was shot in Stockholm and can be viewed HERE.

I Break Horses will be supporting Sigur Ros on their European tour in November for the dates listed below.

Saturday 16 November – DUBLIN – 02 Arena
Monday 18 November – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
Tuesday 19 November – NOTTINGHAM – Capital FM Arena
Wednesday 20 November – BRIGHTON – Brighton Centre
Thursday 21 November – LONDON – Wembley Arena
Saturday 23 November – LUXEMBOURG – Rockhal
Sunday 24 November – FRANKFURT – Jahrhunderthalle
Monday 25 November – DUSSELDORF – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Wednesday 27 November – MALMO – Baltiska Hallen
Thursday 28 November – OSLO – Spektrum

Sigur Ros have announce that they’ll release a new record this year; Kveikur is due on June 17 internationally and June 18 in the U.S.  The band has also extended their world tour into the fall.  Here are the dates:

03-24 Washington, DC – Patriot Center *
03-25 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
03-26 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena *
03-27 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre * 
03-29 Ottawa, Ontario – Scotia Bank Place *
03-30 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Theatre Bowl ^
04-01 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre ^
04-02 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion ^
04-03 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium ^
04-04 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre ^
04-06 Denver, CO – 1st Bank ^
04-08 Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre ^
04-09 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center ^
04-10 Austin, TX – Cedar Park Center ^
04-12 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica ^
04-13 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
04-17 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic ^
04-19 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl ^
04-20 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-10 Jakarta, Indonesia – Istora Senayan
05-14 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
05-15 Nagoya, Japan – Zepp Nagoya
05-16 Fukuoka, Japan – Zepp Fukuoka
05-17 Osaka, Japan – Kobe World Memorial Hall
05-19 Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Gymnastics Arena
05-21 Hong Kong, China – Asia World Arena
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05-26 Bend, OR- Les Schwab Amphitheater
05-27 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park
06-19 Dresden, Germany – Junge Garde
06-21-22 Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-21-22 Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival
06-23 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
06-25 Warsaw, Poland – Sowinskiego Ampitheatre
06-28 St. Gallen, Switzerland – Openair
06-30 Cornwall, England – Eden Project
07-04 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07-06 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-14 Joensuu, Finland – Ilosaarirock Festival
07-18 Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava
07-20 Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival
07-26 Ferrara, Italy – Piazza Castello
07-27 Lucca, Italy – City Square
07-28 Rome, Italy – Ippodromo delle Capannelle
08-30 Cheshire, England – Jodrell Bank
08-31 North Dorset, England – End of the Road Festival
11-16 Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena
11-19 Nottingham, England – Nottingham Arena
11-20 Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
11-21 London, England – Wembley Arena
11-23 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11-24 Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
11-25 Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
11-27 Malmo, Sweden – Baltiska Hallen
11-28 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum

* with Tim Hecker
^ with Oneohtrix Point Never

Sigur Rós  be heading to North America to perform in 2013.  As a special bonus, the band has announced that every ticket purchased for the show will come with a free download of a new, three-song EP featuring “new and unreleased music.” That download will be sent out March 22, but you can pre-order a ticket now.

Tour dates:

11/13 Perth, AU – Belvoir Amphitheatre
?11/15 Adelaid, AU – Thebarton Theatre
?11/17 Sydney, AU – Harvest Festival
?11/18 Brisbane – Harvest Festival
?11/21 Taipei, TW – Taiwan University Stadium
?11/23 Singapore, SG – Fort Canning
?11/25 Kuala Lumpur, MY – Urbanscapes Festival
?2/13 Porto, PT – Coliseum
?2/14 Lisbon, PT – Campo Pequeno
?2/16 Barcelona, ES – Sant Jordi Club
?2/18 Jesolo, IT – Pala Arrex
?2/19 Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
?2/21 Amsterdam, NL – HMH
?2/22 Berlin, DE – Tempodrom
?2/23 Munich, DE – Zenith
?2/24 Basel, CH – St. Jakobshalle
?2/26 Brussels, BE – Forest National
?2/27 Paris, FR – Zenith
?2/28 Lille, FR – Zenith
?3/2 Glasgow, UK – SECC
?3/3 Manchester, UK – Apollo
?3/4 Manchester, UK – Apollo
?3/5 Wolverhampton, UK – Civic
?3/7 London, UK – Brixton Academy
?3/8 London, UK – Brixton Academy
?3/9 London, UK – Brixton Academy
?3/14 Tokyo, JP – Nippon Budokan
?3/17 Osaka, JP – Kobe World Hall
?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
?4/1 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
?4/2 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
?4/3 Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
?4/6 Denver, CO – 1st Bank
?4/8 Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre
?4/9 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
?4/10 Austin, TX – Cedar Park Center
?4/12 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
?4/17 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic