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Sigur Rós Releases New Video, Will Be on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ Tonight

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Published March 22, 2013

Icelandic sweethearts, Sigur Rós are releasing a new album on 18 June and they’ve now pre-released a new track and video to get all you super fans excited, Spin reports.
“Brennisteinn” is the first track released from the forthcoming ‘Kveikur’ and comes along with a nearly 8-minute long video for your enjoyment. Check it out below!
The band will be on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ tonight and will be taking the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday.

The band has also released dates for its extended tour, so you should check them out in a venue near you!
03-24 Washington, DC – Patriot Center *
03-25 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
03-26 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena *
03-27 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre *
03-29 Ottawa, Ontario – Scotia Bank Place *
03-30 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Theatre Bowl ^
04-01 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre ^
04-02 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion ^
04-03 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium ^
04-04 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre ^
04-06 Denver, CO – 1st Bank ^
04-08 Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre ^
04-09 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center ^
04-10 Austin, TX – Cedar Park Center ^
04-12 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica ^
04-13 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
04-17 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic ^
04-19 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl ^
04-20 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-10 Jakarta, Indonesia – Istora Senayan
05-14 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
05-15 Nagoya, Japan – Zepp Nagoya
05-16 Fukuoka, Japan – Zepp Fukuoka
05-17 Osaka, Japan – Kobe World Memorial Hall
05-19 Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Gymnastics Arena
05-21 Hong Kong, China – Asia World Arena
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05-26 Bend, OR- Les Schwab Amphitheater
05-27 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park
06-19 Dresden, Germany – Junge Garde
06-21-22 Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-21-22 Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival
06-23 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
06-25 Warsaw, Poland – Sowinskiego Ampitheatre
06-28 St. Gallen, Switzerland – Openair
06-30 Cornwall, England – Eden Project
07-04 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07-06 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-14 Joensuu, Finland – Ilosaarirock Festival
07-18 Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava
07-20 Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival
07-26 Ferrara, Italy – Piazza Castello
07-27 Lucca, Italy – City Square
07-28 Rome, Italy – Ippodromo delle Capannelle
08-30 Cheshire, England – Jodrell Bank
08-31 North Dorset, England – End of the Road Festival
11-16 Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena
11-19 Nottingham, England – Nottingham Arena
11-20 Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
11-21 London, England – Wembley Arena
11-23 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11-24 Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
11-25 Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
11-27 Malmo, Sweden – Baltiska Hallen
11-28 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum

Red Cross, UNHCR —And Prison Director— Agree: Stop Arresting Irregular Migrants

Red Cross, UNHCR —And Prison Director— Agree: Stop Arresting Irregular Migrants


“I don’t understand how a society can afford to break people this way,” said the UNHCR’s Pia Prytz Phiri at the Red Cross’ press meeting last Tuesday, referring to the conditions asylum seekers in Iceland have endured in recent years. Lawyer Katrín Oddsdóttir has described the situation of at least one imprisoned asylum seeker as slavery. Phiri says the UNHCR will continue to press Iceland to cease arresting and imprisoning those who, seeking asylum, enter the country on false IDs. This was reported by DV. On Sunday, RÚV reported that Páll Winkel, Director of the Icelandic Prison Service, called the

Gáttaþefur Breaks Nose, Will Have To Wait Month For Treatment

Gáttaþefur Breaks Nose, Will Have To Wait Month For Treatment


The eleventh Yule Lad, Gáttaþefur (Door Sniffer) was admitted to hospital yesterday after slipping on a stretch of icy pavement in downtown Reykjavík. “I had just caught the scent of some Laufabrauð when I slipped and fell flat on my face,” Gáttaþefur told the Grapevine over the phone. “I was really lucky that a passerby stopped and drove me to the hospital but since I got here nothing has happened. Apparently my case is non-critical.” Gáttaþefur, who leaves his home in the mountains each December 22, is known for his trademark large nose and his unparalelled sense of smell which

John Grant Presents Icelandic Music In BBC Special

John Grant Presents Icelandic Music In BBC Special


American musician, John Grant, who recently relocated to Reykjavík hosted a winter solstice music special on BBC 6 called “Songs from a Dark Place”, reports RÚV. The show documented the rise of Iceland’s music scene and included tracks by Björk, The Sugarcubes, Sigur Rós, Ben Frost and contributions from Ólöf Arnalds, Ásgeir and Mammút and Fufanu, who were recently handpicked by Damon Albarn to support him at the Royal Albert Hall. Listen to the programme yourself on the BBC iPlayer Radio.

National University Hospital Dealing With Leaky Roof

National University Hospital Dealing With Leaky Roof


The Reykjavík Fire Department were called to Landspítalinn (the National University Hospital of Iceland) yesterday to deal with several roof leaks, reports RÚV. As the temperature rose and the ice on the roof began to melt, water started to pour through holes in the ceilings of the main building and the psych ward. Although water poured into a few offices and pooled in the hallways, little damage has been reported. The Icelandic healthcare system has been straining under the weight of the national doctor strike and austerity measures. To read a comprehensive overview of the state of the Icelandic healthcare system

Jon Hamm Claims To Have A List Of Reasons To Like Iceland

Jon Hamm Claims To Have A List Of Reasons To Like Iceland


As reported by RÚV, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm appeared on Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show, last Monday. While admitting that he had never been to Iceland, after Ferguson briefed him on former Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr and his Best Party, Hamm replied: “This is why the list of why I like Iceland keeps growing and growing.” Hamm’s gestures at that point seemed to indicate he had a somewhat extensive list in mind.

Artificial Christmas Trees More Popular Than Actual Pine

Artificial Christmas Trees More Popular Than Actual Pine


If you spend your holidays at an Icelandic household, you will most likely see the living room decorated, or perhaps occupied, by green plastic in the shape of a pine tree. The artificial Christmas tree seems to be taking over. It is likely that you will be served smoked pork —hamborgarhryggur— on Christmas Eve, and you will almost unavoidably be offered smoked lamb or mutton —hangikjöt— on Christmas day. This is according to a recent poll, conducted by MMR. Most likely to deviate in any of the above are supporters of the Pirate Party, and the poll’s highest wage group.

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