Sigur Rós Debut Video For “Blóðberg”
Sigur Rós have treated fans to a surprise release of new song “Blóðberg”, it arrives alongside a video by Johan Renck, director of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and music videos by Robyn and Beyoncé. He says of the video: “I feel as nihilistic as one could regarding the future. We are powerless against our own stupidities. Some aspects of this came to merge with my impressions of the themes of Blóðberg. The music becoming a score to my own miserable thoughts, giving them beauty as only music can.”
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 Jónsi has released two solo albums, Shiver, featuring contributions from A. G. Cook, Robyn and Liz Fraser, and Obsidian which coincided with his solo art exhibition at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City.
The song is the first in a decade to feature multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson back in the fold – having left the band in 2012 – alongside frontman Jónsi and bassist Georg Holm. “Blóðberg” features the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames. It is mixed and co-produced by another frequent collaborator Paul Corley, alongside the band. The LCO and Ames join Sigur Rós for Friday’s show in London, UK and will also accompany them on their following European tour dates. Sigur Rós will be accompanied by Ames and the Wordless Music Orchestra in North America.
Sigur Rós 2023 Tour Dates
6/16 London, UK — Royal Festival Hall – SOLD OUT
6/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands — Concertgebouw – SOLD OUT
6/18 Hamburg, Germany — Elbphilharmonie – SOLD OUT
7/3 Paris, France — Philharmonie Main Hall – SOLD OUT
8/14 Toronto, ON — Roy Thomson Hall – SOLD OUT
8/16 New York City, NY — Beacon Theatre – SOLD OUT
8/18 Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre – SOLD OUT
8/19 Boston, MA — Wang Theatre – SOLD OUT
8/21 Minneapolis, MN — State Theatre – SOLD OUT
8/24 Seattle, WA — The Paramount Theatre – SOLD OUT
8/26 Berkeley, CA — The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley – SOLD OUT
8/27 Los Angeles, CA — The Greek Theatre – SOLD OUT
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