Alongside their success, it’s also bewildering to think that Sigur Rós have been an active prospect for almost 30 years now and, as such, it feels like a perfect moment to cast an eye back over the glorious catalogue which now lies in their archives. It feels like the artists themselves (to call them a ‘band’ almost feels disrespectful to the compositions which pour forth from their collective minds) agree and the setlist from their recent European tour dates pulls heavily from their earlier offerings.
Those European dates sit within a vast world tour itinerary and the next stop for Sigur Rós is a UK run which looks set to feature a double set from the band, clocking in at almost three hours in length.
While their recorded output is clearly magical, it’s in the live arena where the beauty of their creations truly realises its full potential. It’s testament to the magic that, even as the venues have grown larger and larger over several decades, the audience continue to be pin drop silent at all points. A Sigur Rós live set – even one at three hours in length – is an experience where nobody can bare to miss a single second.
As is to be expected, many of the UK dates are already sold out, but the full tour itinerary is shown below with tickets still onsale for some shows.
7th – O2 Apollo, Manchester
8th – O2 Apollo, Manchester
10th – O2 Brixton Academy, London
11th – O2 Brixton Academy, London
13th – The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
14th – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
15th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
17th - 3Arena, Dublin