Icelandic rockers and Westerosi wedding band Sigur Rós have announced a new European festival tour that’ll kick off next summer, with planned locations including St. Petersburg and London’s Citadel Festival. The band announced the tour on its website this week, along with an enigmatic message that might hint at new music from the dreamy, Hopelandic-crooning trio.
“Every time you go on tour you want it to be different,” the band wrote, waxing nostalgic about the pleasures of reworking songs while traveling around the globe, as its members did after the release of their breakout album Agætis Byrjun. (Which was re-released earlier this year, alongside a stream of the album’s release-date concert.) The group then went on to tease the possibility of some new forward-facing material as well:
With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are playing festivals next summer in the spirit of adventure. All we can say right now is it’s going to be different, with new unreleased songs, a new show and maybe some other *new* things. Beyond that, we can only ask you to trust us on this one.
Sigur Rós Summer Festival Tour 2016:
June 16—Bergenfest—Bergen, Norway
June 18—Northside Festival—Aarhus, Denmark
July 3—Stereoleto Festival—St. Petersburg, Russia
July 8—Pohoda Festival—Trencin, Slovakia
July 12—Ahoi the Full Hit of Summer—Linz, Austria
July 16—Dour Festival—Dour, Belgium
July 17—Citadel Festival—London, England
August 10-13—A Summer’s Tale—Luhmühlen, Germany
August 18—Pstereo Festival—Trondheim, Norway
August 20—Lowlands Festival—Biddinghuizen, Netherlands