Sigur Rós to celebrate anniversary of ‘Ágætis byrjun’ album by live streaming launch-night gig

Band's second album was released 16 years ago today (June 12)

Sigur Rós are to celebrate the 16th anniversary of their ‘Ágætis byrjun’ by live-streaming footage of a gig they played on the day they released the album.

The Icelandic group headlined the Icelandic Opera House on June 12 in 1999, the day they released their second album, ‘Ágætis byrjun’. Fans wanting to watch the gig footage need to visit the Sigur Rós website at 9pm GMT.

Meanwhile, a 16th anniversary edition of ‘Ágætis byrjun’ is set to come out later this year and will include audio from the Icelandic Opera House gig as well as bonus material and unreleased recordings.

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Last year Sigur Rós unveiled their version of ‘The Rains of Castamere’ – the track The National wrote for Game Of Thrones. The track appeared in the episode ‘The Lion And The Rose’, which was broadcast in April 2014.

Members of Sigur Rós went on to appear in the 4th series of Game Of Thrones playing musicians. Jónsi Birigisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason shot scenes in Croatia for the HBO show. Their cameo came about as showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are big fans of the Icelandic band and listened to their music while shooting the previous series in Iceland.

The group released their latest album ‘Kveikur’ in 2013.