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Sigur Ros now selling its own signature "flotsam campfire"-scented candle

Furthering its commitment to being totally weird, Sigur Ros has announced the release of its own signature candle. The Varðeldur candle, named after a track on Valtari, is available on the band’s website, where it is described as embodying “the smoky, slightly briny smell of a flotsam campfire on a distant black beach under a wan midnight sun,” whatever that entails.

The Icelandic act is currently on tour in Europe, but it will be jetting over to North America in March for a series of rather large dates. Oneohtrix Point Never and Tim Hecker will open on various stops. A full list of cities, shows, and openers is below. [via Pitchfork]


Feb. 13—Coliseum—Porto, Portugal%
Feb. 14—Campo Pequeno—Lisbon, Portugal%
Feb. 16—Sant Jordi Club—Barcelona, Spain%
Feb. 18—Palazzo Del Turismo—Jesolo, Italy%
Feb. 19—Mediolanum Forum—Milan, Italy%
Feb. 21—HMH—Amsterdam, Netherlands%
Feb. 22—Tempodrom—Berlin, Germany%
Feb. 23—Zenith—Munich, Germany%
Feb. 24—St. Jakobshalle—Basel, Switzerland%
Feb. 26—Forest National—Brussels, Belgium%
Feb. 27—Zenith—Paris, France%
Feb. 28—Zenith—Lille, France%
March 2—SECC—Glasgow, Scotland%
March 3-4—Apollo—Manchester, England%
March 5—Civic—Wolverhampton, England%
March 7-9—Brixton Academy—London, England%
March 24—Patriot Center—Washington, DC*
March 25—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York*
March 26—Agganis Arena—Boston, Massachusetts*
March 27—Bell Centre—Montreal, Quebec*
March 29—Scotia Bank Place—Ottawa, Ontario*
March 30—Air Canada Theatre Bowl—Toronto, Ontario^
April 1—Fox Theatre—Detroit, Michigan^
April 2—UIC Pavilion—Chicago, Illinois^
April 3—Roy Wilkins Auditorium—St. Paul, Minnesota^
April 4—Starlight Theatre—Kansas City, Missouri^
April 6—1st Bank—Denver, Colorado^
April 8—Verizon Theatre—Dallas, Texas^
April 9—Bayou Music Center—Houston, Texas^
April 10—Cedar Park Center—Austin, Texas^
April 12—Comerica—Phoenix, Arizona^
April 13—Coachella—Indio, California
April 17—Bill Graham Civic—San Francisco, California^
April 19—Santa Barbara Bowl—Santa Barbara, California^
April 20—Coachella—Indio, California
May 10—Istora Senayan—Jakarta, Indonesia
May 14—Nippon Budokan—Tokyo, Japan
May 15—Zepp Nagoya—Nagoya, Japan
May 16—Zepp Fukuoka—Fukuoka, Japan
May 17—Kobe World Memorial Hall—Osaka, Japan
May 19—Olympic Gymnastics Arena—Seoul, South Korea
May 21—Asia World Arena—Hong Kong, China
May 25—Sasquatch Music Festival—George, Washington
June 19—Junge Garde—Dresden, Germany
June 23—Best Kept Secret Festival—Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
June 25—Sowinskiego Amphitheatre—Warsaw, Poland
June 28—Openair—St. Gallen, Switzerland
June 30—Eden Project—Cornwall, England
July 4—Rock Werchter—Werchter, Belgium
July 6—Roskilde Festival—Roskilde, Denmark
July 14—Ilosaarirock Festival—Joensuu, Finland
July 18—Colours Of Ostrava—Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 20—Positivus Festival—Salacgriva, Latvia
July 26—Piazza Castello—Ferrara, Italy
July 27—City Square—Lucca, Italy
July 28—Ippodromo Delle Capannelle—Rome, Italy
Aug. 30—Jodrell Bank—Cheshire, England
Aug. 31—End Of The Road Festival—North Dorset, England

* with Tim Hecker
^ with Oneohtrix Point Never
% with Blanck Mass

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