After five months of outlandishly positive reviews and sold out shows, and after having avoided playing their home country for three years, Sigur Rós will play a homecoming show on 27 November. As of press time, their show with the amina orchestra at Laugardashöll has not yet sold out.
November, which in the past offered a break from live music, looks to be another busy month in Reykjavík, with three must-see concerts. First, Michael Pollock has imported the most authentic octogenarian bluesman alive, David “Honeyboy” Edwards—originally recorded by Alan Lomax on the trip that would document both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Edwards will perform at NASA on 12 November.
On 20 November, the White Stripes come to Laugardashöll, as part of what looks to be their final tour.
Edwards and the White Stripes would likely be the concerts of the year, were it not for Sigur Rós performing from their new album. In any case, concert tickets will be cutting significantly into the Christmas budget.
Tickets for all three events are available at www.midi.is.