Sigur Rós plan first North American tourdates in four years. WOW have you gotten balder since then!

Sigur Rós plan first North American tourdates in four years. WOW have you gotten balder since then!

In response to Lil B’s inspiring NYU lecture last night, Sigur Rós have looked inside their rainbow hearts and found even more positivity to share with North Americans after four long years of climax denial. The band recently announced their new album Valtari (translation: steamroller) for imminent release on May 29 via XL Recordings, and thus it was time to ride that steamroller across the land. Just like that G-rated David Lynch movie!

As we described last time around, Valtari will have a focus on electronics and the sounds those electronics make, will have no English lyrics whatsoever, and will make use of a girls’ choir as a way to crank up the ethereal. Will said electronics be brought along on tour, even to Troutdale, Oregon? Of course! Will said non-English lyrics be sung on tour? Yes!! Will they bring along the entire girls’ choir? Not sure!!! But that would be cool, and I hear the band’s stage setup is always impressive. Wouldn’t know personally, as the only concert I’ve ever attended was Edwin McCain at Navy Pier. I was this close to getting his autograph afterward.

Dates:

07.30.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage
07.31.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
08.01.12 - Toronto, ON - Echo Beach @ Molson Ampitheatre
08.03.12 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08.04-05.12 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08.08.12 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
08.09.12 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Ampitheatre
08.12.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetary
08.18-19.12 - Osaka/Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic
08.24.12 - Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08.25.12 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Steinberggasse
08.28-29.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
08.31.12 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09.02.12 - Verona, Italy - A Perfect Day Festival
09.04.12 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
09.05.12 - Ljublhana, Slovakia - Krizanke
09.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival
09.09.12 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09.16-17.12 - Krakow, Poland - Sacrum Profanum

• Sigur Rós: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk
• XL: http://www.xlrecordings.com

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