Sigur Rós follow up their run of summer festivals by announcing their first UK / European headline tour since 2008, which will take place in February / March 2013.

The 15-date run includes 5 UK shows and will see the band take the stage alongside all the additional players and expanded brass and string sections of the summer shows. This time, however, they will be incorporated into a completely new show, which also comes with the potent promise of brand new material, post-dating even this year's ambient-leaning 'Valtari' album.

"You are limited to what you can accomplish with the 20-minute changeovers and all other constraints of a festival," says bassist Georg Holm. "to us, this summer's really been one long warm-up for what's to come."

There are rumblings from within the band of a "hard left turn" in terms of what these changes might constitute. suffice to say, for now it's set to be a compelling 'watch this space' scenario.

The full tour dates are:

Feb 13 2013
Coliseum, Porto, Portugal

Feb 14 2013
Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal

Feb 18 2013
Palazzo del Turismo, Jesolo, Italy

Feb 19 2013
Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy

Feb 21 2013
HMH, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Feb 22 2013
Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany

Feb 23 2013
Zenith, Munich, Germany

Feb 24 2013
St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland

Feb 26 2013
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium

Feb 27 2013
Zenith, Paris, France

Mar 2 2013
SECC, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mar 3 2013
Apollo, Manchester, United Kingdom

Mar 5 2013
Civic, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Mar 7 2013
Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom

Mar 8 2013
Brixton Academy, London, United kingdom

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