Sigur Ros have announced details of their new studio album. Titled Kveikur, the album is the first for Sigur Ros 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 Ros: 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 Ros 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 R&Ocute;S 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