Sigur Rós announce 2017 US tour

The Icelandic group are touring the US next year

Sigur Rós have announced a US tour beginning in spring 2017.

The Icelandic group will launch the tour in Santa Barbara, California on April 7 and play 20 dates across the US before finishing up in Queens, New York on June 17.

For their three-night run in Los Angeles, the band will be accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra.

The band will play two sets with an intermission during their forthcoming concerts and have promised to perform songs from throughout their decades-long career.

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Last month saw Sigur Rós unveil a new version of their classic ‘Hoppipolla‘ for the hit BBC nature series Planet Earth II.

“In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wild and untamed places,” said the band in a statement. “But even here, in the very furthest flung corners of Europe’s largest wilderness, the scars of human industry are visible, the plans for future encroachments, by dam and smelter, legion.”

They added: “If lost the Icelandic highlands are not recoverable. Around the world the story is the same; the traffic, literally, going in one direction. Sigur Rós are proud to be associated with Planet Earth II and its all-important mission to hold us rapt in understanding of, and respect for, this endlessly fascinating, utterly surprising and ultimately fragile place we are lucky enough to call home for a short while.”

Tickets for the tour go on general sale this Friday.

Sigur Rós US tour dates:

Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl (April 7, 2017) *
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Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre (8)

Irvine, CA, Bren Events Center (9)
Los Angeles, CA, Walt Disney Concert Hall (15)
Gulf Shores, AL, Hangout Fest (May 20)
New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre (21)
Atlanta, GA, The Fox Theatre (23)
Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion (25)
Toronto, Ontario, TD Echo Beach (28)
Montreal, Quebec, Place des Arts (30)
Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple Theatre (June 2)
Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre (3)
Columbus, OH, Palace theatre (4)
St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House (5)
Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory (7)
Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (9)
Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (10)
Nashville, TN, Andrew Jackson Hall (12)
Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace Theatre (13)
Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE (15)
Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center for the Performing Arts (16)
Queens, NY, Forest Hills Stadium (17)