Sigur Ros to play first gig in four years

Sigur Ros have revealed their first live date in almost four years, announcing plans to play Bestival in September. The band have said on their website that more tour dates will be revealed soon, but added that this will be their only UK show of 2012.

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Sigur Ros have revealed their first live date in almost four years, announcing plans to play Bestival in September.

The band have said on their website that more tour dates will be revealed soon, but added that this will be their only UK show of 2012.

Last year, they promised that their new album will be a “floaty and minimal” affair. The experimental Icelandic band told The Wall Street Journal that they expect to release the LP, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust’, this spring. Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason explained that it would be an “ambient album” with a “slow take-off toward something”, while bassist Georg Holm suggested it would be “introverted”.

Sigur Ros released ‘Inni’, a concert film and live album, in November. It documented the group’s final two shows at London’s Alexandra Palace, before they went on their ‘indefinite hiatus’ at the end of their world tour following the release of their fifth album.

Bestival will take place from September 6–9 at Robin Hill Park on the Isle Of Wight. For more information about the event, see Bestival.net.

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