Despite having a pretty comprehensive world tour planned and underway already, Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós are already looking forward to next year. Their US tour is planned over September and October, but in a recent announcement it was revealed that the band will be returning to LA in April of 2017 to play three shows with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra as part of their Reykjavík Festival. It will be the first time that the band has played with an orchestra since their unreleased work Odin’s Ravin Magic all the way back in 2003.
The shows have been advertised to include a number of fan favourites, with the band stating that they will be “career-spanning sets” with orchestral accompaniment. They will also showcase a selection of new and unreleased music without the accompaniment of the orchestra. Each of the performances will be preceded by a “different symphonic and choral program.” The details of said program on the first night have been revealed to be a premiere performance of Daníel Bjarnason’s newest violin concerto. Bjarnason has previously worked with Sigur Rós on their Abbey Road sessions of the Með suð í eyrum… album, where he conducted the session on Ára Bátur.
The shows will be performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 13, 14 and 15 in Los Angeles. Patron tickets are available here, and general tickets go on sale August 28th. Sigur Rós have just enjoyed a visit to Australia capped off by a hugely emotional performance at this year’s Splendour In The Grass.
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