Last night Sigur Rós fans had a “Bigfoot” moment. The Icelandic rockers made an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” performing the title track “Kveikur” off of their forthcoming album via XL records due out June 17. Interesting side note, it appears that Fallon is also scheduled to take command of “The Tonight Show” next year and bring the circus back to New York from their Los Angeles mainstay. Here’s to hoping that the Roots stay as the house band.
The good news is that fans don’t have to wait too long to see their whimsical heroes, because April 6 will see their awaited return to the 1stBank Center. As Reverb pointed out, it has been five years since we’ve had a sighting since their last performance at Red Rocks. See below for more tour dates.
In more Sigur Rós news, check out the latest video for “Brennisteinn.” Don’t be alarmed by the “Blair Witch Project” approach to the video. The footage sizzles with what appears like a serpent and manic guitar swirling in the background.
Sigur Rós “Kveikur” live on Jimmy Fallon
Sigur Rós – “Brennisteinn”
Sigur Rós Tour Dates:
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
* with Tim Hecker
^ with Oneohtrix Point Never
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.