Sigur Rós have announced details of their new studio album. Titled Kveikur, the album is Sigur Rós’s first since signing to XL Recordings worldwide and will be released on 17th / 18th June 2013.
To mark the news, the band today reveal new song “Brennisteinn”, the first track to be taken from Kveikur which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason. It’s accompanied by an Andrew Huang-directed video that can be viewed right now at http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/. As fans who’ve heard new songs performed on the band’s current tour will testify, “Brennisteinn” marks a shift towards a more direct, aggressive sound on the new record.
To further celebrate the announcement, and to preview the band’s forthcoming 25th March show at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, Sigur Rós are also set to appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tonight. The live performance will see them playing another new song from Kveikur.
Meanwhile, Sigur Rós will play a series of European dates in November, including their biggest ever UK headline show at London’s Wembley Arena on Thursday 21st November. Tickets for the dates go on general sale on 28th March (except Oslo, on sale 4th April).
For a full list of previously-announced headline and festival shows please head to http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/tour/#tickets
SIGUR RÓS LIVE NOVEMBER 2013
16th O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
19th Nottingham Arena, Nottingham UK
20th Brighton Centre, Brighton UK
21st Wembley Arena, London UK
23rd Rockhal, Luxembourg
24th Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
25th Mitsubishi Electric Hall, Dusseldorf, Germany
27th Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden
28th Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Watch the “Brennisteinn” video now at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc6zXSdYXm8&feature=youtu.be