Organisers of the Iceland Airwaves music festival have announced that Sigur Rós will be among the bands playing.
This will mark the first time the band has played in Iceland in four years, and the first time they have played Airwaves in ten years, RÚV reports. The band is scheduled to play at the new Laugardalshöll on November 4, the final day of the festival. Tickets go on sale May 16.
Sigur Rós spokesperson Kári Sturluson said that the band is pretty psyched about playing, saying, “Without dismissing the other concerts Sigur Rós is playing, there’s a different kind of excitement about playing in Iceland. Friends and associates will be there, as well as people the guys love.”
Sigur Rós’ new album, Valtari, comes out later this month, and they are scheduled to start touring Japan, Europe and the US.