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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



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Union Official Worried About Tourism Industry Workers

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The managing director of one of Iceland’s largest trade unions says they are “extremely worried” about workers in the tourism industry. “We are extremely worried about [workers within] this field,” Drífa Snædal, the Managing Director of the Federation of General and Special Workers in Iceland (SGS), told Vísir. “If Iceland intends to build up the tourism industry, it will have to really clean house.” Drífa says that unions around the country have had to deal with reports of employees filing grievances, mostly about being paid unfairly. “There are two types of groups within the tourism industry,” she said. “Those who

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Faroese Ship Bids Iceland Adieu

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The beleagured Faroese fishing vessel that ordinary Icelanders assisted despite the cold shoulder from government has bid our fair shores farewell. MBL reports that Næraberg departed from Reykjavík harbour at about 6:00 this morning. At the time of this writing, the ship is about halfway to Greenland, presumably to resume fishing mackerel. As reported, the ship was sailing from Greenland when it encountered engine trouble and radioed Iceland for permission to dock in Reykjavík harbour to conduct repairs. However, citing an obscure law about fishing rights, Icelandic authorities initially only allowed permission for the ship to dock – the crew

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Stormy Weather Is Hurricane Cristobal Petering Out

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The high winds and rain Iceland has been experiencing over the past 36 hours or so are the remains of what was Hurricane Cristobal. Iceland’s mercurial weather caught the attention of science buffs overseas, as Discover Magazine reported late last night that the storm formerly known as Hurrican Cristobal was taking “dead aim” at Iceland. Hurricanes are not common to more northern latitudes. In fact, Cristobal had changed into what is known as a “warm seclusion cyclone” by the time it reached Iceland. This kind of cyclone is characterised by a center of warm, wet air surrounded by cooler air.

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Björk’s Biophilia Film To Premiere In Reykjavík This Week

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Björk’s Biophilia tour went on for almost two years, scoring a huge hit with critics and audiences around the world due to it’s innovative, immersive production. After a long process of trying to fund a definitive concert film of the project, it came right down to the wire, with the final show at London’s cavernous Alexandria Palace becoming the subject of Biophilia Live. BAFTA-award winning editor and filmmaker Nick Fenton, speaking of his experience as co-director, said: “We felt like security guards, in a little booth surrounded by screens and talking to sixteen cameramen and women. You couldn’t feel further

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VIDEO: Holuhraun Best Place For An Eruption

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Holuhraun is the best possible location for an eruption, geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson has told RÚV. Although the magma flow from Holuhraun is considerable and steady, Magnús Tumi does not feel it qualifies as a large eruption. New data indicates that approximately 250 cubic metres of magma is spewing out of the fissure each second. According to Magnús Tumi, the current Holuhraun eruption is completely different to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010. Given that the Holuhraun eruption is entirely above ground and a mainly basalt eruption it is producing no disruptive ash. The Eyjafjalljökull eruption on the other hand was

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Holuhraun Still Going Strong, Could Last All Year

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The Holuhraun eruption, which began again yesterday with magma plumes as high as 60 metres, is going strong and might see out the year, reports RÚV. “The eruption is comparable to the one we saw from Krafla [in 1975],” said volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson. “At first there was just a tiny eruption then the eruptions got gradually larger as time passed. It’s possible that this event will last until the end of the year, possibly into some of next year as well.” Seismic activity continues at Vatnajökull though none topped 4.9 on the Richter scale yesterday, presumably because the eruption has alleviated some

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