Sigur Ros New Album 'Kveikur' Available To Stream Now Plus World Tour 2013 Dates

Sigur Ros New Album 'Kveikur' Available To Stream Now Plus World Tour 2013 Dates

Starting today, you can stream Sigur Rós's new album Kveikur in its entirety. Self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós - Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason -Kveikur will be released on June 17th, and is their first album since signing to XL Recordings worldwide. 

Sigur Rós have already given us a taste of the new album on the American TV circuit, performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sigur Rós also made a special guest appearance and scored the season finale episode of The Simpsons. 

You can also check out the video for "Kveikur", made exclusively out of live show visuals, plus the stunningly eerie video for "Brennisteinn", directed by Andrew Huang, and the lyric video - a Sigur Rós first! - for current single "Ísjaki". 

In conjunction with the stream of Kveikur, Sigur Rós are asking fans to listen to the album and let them know what it makes them feel, see and imagine. Fans are encouraged to take photos, make videos or write down their thoughts, tag them with the hashtag #kveikur on Twitter, Vine and Instagram, and everything will be collated at  Speaking about the inspiration about this idea, bassist Georg Holm said, "As a band we always write the music first and listen to it later to work out what it might be about.  That's how we come up with the words, by approaching the music without preconceptions and seeking meaning that was hidden from us at the point of creation. The music tells us what it is about."

Meanwhile, Sigur Rós have announced the ultimate U.S. leg of their globe-spanning tour, which will consist of a final, 20-show run starting at Detroit's Laneway Festival on September 14th. The tour began a year ago on the East Coast trailing the release of the band's sixth studio album Valtari, and will continue following next week's release of its hard-rocking successor, Kveikur. This tour will reach deep into America, and will see Sigur Rós play the biggest shows of their career in some of the country's most renowned venues, which included NYC's Madison Square Garden earlier this year. Sigur Rós' acclaimed live show is not to be missed, and can be seen for the final time in the U.S. during their tour this fall - when it's done, it's done.

In addition to performing at some of the biggest venues in North America, Sigur Rós are also primed to play some of the largest stages in the world this year. These shows will include their biggest ever UK headline show at London's Wembley Arena on 21st November, in addition to UK festival headline slots at The Eden Project, Cornwall (June 30th), Jodrell Bank, Cheshire (August 30th) and End Of The Road festival, Dorset (August 31st).

Tour dates: 

June 19 - Junge Garde, Dresden, Germany 
June 21-23 - Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany         
June 21-23 - Southside Festival, Neuhausen, Germany     
June 23 - Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands 
June 25 - Sowinskiego Amphitheatre, Warsaw, Poland 
June 28 - Openair, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
June 30 - Eden Project, Cornwall, United Kingdom 
July 2 - Parkorman, Istanbul, Turkey 
July 4 - Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium 
July 6 - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark 
July 14 - Ilosaarirock Festival, Joensuu, Finland 
July 18 - Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic 
July 20 - Positivus Festival, Salacgriva, Latvia 
July 25 - Paléo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland 
July 26 - Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy 
July 27 - City Square, Lucca, Italy 
July 28 - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy 
July 30 - Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France 
Aug 30 - Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, United Kingdom 
Aug 31 - End Of The Road Festival, North Dorset, United Kingdom 
Sep 14 - Laneway Festival, Rochester Hills, US 
Sep 15 - Jacobs Pavilion, Cleveland, US 
Sep 16 - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music, Cincinnati, US 
Sep 17 - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White, Indianapolis, US 
Sep 19 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, US 
Sep 20 - Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, US 
Sep 21 - Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, US 
Sep 23 - John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, US 
Sep 24 - Old Dominion Constant Center, Nofolk, US 
Sep 25 - North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, US 
Sep 27 - The Woods at Fontanel, Whites Creek, US 
Sep 28 - Arena, Asheville, US 
Sep 30 - Chicago Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, US 
Oct 1 - Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, US 
Oct 3 - Champions Square, New Orleans, US 
Oct 4 - Magic City Theatre, Birmingham, US 
Oct 5 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, US 
Oct 7 - USF Sun Dome, Tampa, US 
Oct 8 - UCF Arena, Orlando, US 
Oct 9 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, US 
Nov 16 - O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland 
Nov 19 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom 
Nov 20 - Brighton Centre, Brighton, United Kingdom 
Nov 21 - Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom 
Nov 23 - Rockhal Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Nov 24 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany 
Nov 25 - Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany 
Nov 27 - Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden 
Nov 28 - Spektrum, Oslo, Norway