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Cult queer favourite Sigur Rós announce world tour: all the info including tickets, dates and more

Kaite Welsh February 23, 2022
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Sigur Rós announce their world tour. (Photo by Brill/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Sigur Rós have announced a huge new world tour. The Icelandic post-rock band, fronted by out gay singer Jónsi, will visit Mexico, Canada and the United States on their first tour in almost five years.

A new album is set to follow, with the band currently in the studio to record their first album since 2013 so they can premiere their new work in front of audiences who have waited a long time for some new music. Sigur Rós tickets will go on sale in the next few days – read more for when and how to book. But don’t worry if you can’t get concert tickets for any of the ones below, as more dates and locations are expected to be announced.

What’s the lineup?

Fans will be delighted to hear that they’ll be rejoined by keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson for the first time since he left the band in 2013. They’ve kept his space at the keyboard free, though, with Jónsi saying “We never thought about getting somebody else to replace him. I think we just wanted to keep on with the three of us.”

 

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The trio shared a screenshot on Instagram of a recent video call featuring Jónsi, Sveinsson and Georg “Goggi” Holm, captioning it: “Three of us happy to be back together and doing what we love doing. Exciting times ahead.”

What have Sigur Rós been up to?

Even though it’s been a while since the band was together, they’ve all been busy on individual projects. Jónsi produced his third solo album, ‘Shiver’, in 2020 and in 2018 collaborated with fellow out artist (and Drag Race guest star) Troye Sivan.

On a less-positive note, the band were charged with tax fraud in 2019, following a three year investigation that claimed that they had submitted incorrect tax returns and had evaded paying the Icelandic Government 151 million Icelandic Krona. Thankfully they were acquitted, so you can book your concert tickets with a clear conscience.

Where are Sigur Rós playing?

You can catch the Icelandic collective playing at the venues below – but don’t be disheartened if your local gig venue isn’t on there, as they’ve said there will be more to come:

APRIL

30 – Festival Vaivén, Mexico

MAY

3 – Citibanamex Auditorium, Monterrey
5 – Auditorio Telmex Guadalajara
9 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11 – Theater of the Clouds – Portland, OR
13 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
17 – Frost Amphitheater – Stanford, CA
19 – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA
23 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin TX
24 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin TX
25 – Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX
27 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Atlanta, GA
28 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
31 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

JUNE

1 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
3 – Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MI
4 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL
6 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.
7 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
8 – Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
10 – Place des Arts – Montreal, QC
11 – Meridian Hall – Toronto, ON
14 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY
17 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
18 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

When do Sigur Rós tickets go on sale?

Tickets can be purchased here in the next few days.

If you want see Sigur Ros perform in the US and Canada, tickets go on sale this Friday, 25th February at 10am local time.

For the Mexico dates, hold on until 11am local time.

What can fans expect?

The band promise a mix of old and recent work, saying that they “will air new songs at the shows, alongside material drawn from their acclaimed 25 year discography.” Sounds good to us.

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