Following last week’s news that Sigur Rós will be reissuing their breakthrough sophomore album Ágætis byrjun, the band’s frontman Jónsi has announced the North American leg of his and Alex Somers’ 10th-anniversary tour behind their 2009 collaborative album Riceboy Sleeps.
The romantic and creative partners will be joined by the Wordless Music Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Robert Ames, to perform the album in its entirety. This is what Jónsi and Somers had to say about the tour:
We’re so happy to announce the North American tour for our album Riceboy Sleeps. Our album is turning 10 this year and we wanted to share in something special together…
After all these years and having never fully realized our album in a live environment we are so excited to come play a few special shows… We’ll be playing together with the Wordless Music Orchestra and Choir. And we’ll be playing in some really beautiful rooms and we can’t wait to share in this experience together… Thank you so much for all the love and support… And thank you for listening…
Spanning 10 dates, the tour kicks off October 11 in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5th.
Read the full list of dates and watch Jónsi’s stripped-down 2010 solo set on KEXP below.
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