Sigur Rós Have a Chance to Shrine: Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros haven’t released anything new in a while – there was the Liminal 2 remix album in 2018 and the collaborative Odin’s Raven Magic soundtrack in 2020. But still, there’s always the feeling that we’ll get something unexpected at a Sigur Rós show.

According to the press release, “The band are in the process of writing and recording their first new studio album since 2013’s Kveikur and will air new songs at the shows, alongside material drawn from their acclaimed 25-year discography. Sigur Rós founding members J​​ónsi and Georg Holm are joined in the studio and on tour by former member Kjartan Sveinsson, who rejoins the band almost a decade after stepping away to focus on other projects.”

So hopefully we’ll get some newbies at the Shrine.

Sigur Rós Have a Chance to Shrine: The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Shrine Auditorium.

Press bio:

Sigur Rós are one of the most successful bands of recent times and one of Iceland’s most successful acts of all time, with six number ones in their home country and a trio of Platinum albums globally. In the years since Kveikur, the band launched the ‘Liminal’ soundbaths and endless playlists, built around blissed-out re-imaginings of moments from Sigur Rós’s catalog both familiar and obscure. In 2020 they released the almost mythical ‘lost’ recordings Odin’s Raven Magic, an orchestral album originally made nearly two decades prior. The band have also reissued their albums Agætis Byrjun, Takk, ( ), Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust and Valtari on their own label, Krunk. Alongside this, frontman J​​ónsi has released two solo albums, Shiver, featuring contributions from A. G. Cook, Robyn, and Liz Fraser, and the surprise album, Obsidian, which coincided with his solo art exhibition at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City.”




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