Julianna Barwick Cancels Headlining North American Tour for Sigur Rós Opening Slot

Julianna Barwick Cancels Headlining North American Tour for Sigur Rós Opening Slot
Loop specialist Julianna Barwick had previously planned a fall headlining tour in support of her latest album, Nepenthe, but now she's axed those plans in favour of an opening slot for starry-eyed Icelanders Sigur Rós.

This is bad news for Canadian fans, since the change of plans comes at the expense of Barwick's lone date in our country. She had been slated to play Toronto on September 26, whereas the trek with Sigur Rós is entirely in the U.S.

Barwick apologized for the cancellations on Facebook, writing, "Hey everyone, I'm really, really sorry to cancel the upcoming headlining US dates (September 19 - October 5), but I have the amazing opportunity to open for Sigur Rós, one of my all-time favourite bands, on their North American tour. I hope to make it up to all the people and cities and venues who worked so hard on those shows as soon as humanly possible. hope you all understand."

Nepenthe is out on August 20 through Dead Oceans. The recently premiered video for "One Half" is at the bottom of the page.

Tour dates:

08/20 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church

08/28 Brussels, Belgium - Feeerieen Festival

08/29 London, UK - St. Giles-in-the-Fields Church

08/31 Somerset, UK - End of the Road Festival

09/04 Paris, France - Les Trois Baudets

09/05 Utrecht, Netherlands - Night of the Unexpected

09/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Night of the Unexpected

09/07 Vlieland, Netherlands - Into the Great Wide Open Festival

09/13 Hudson, NY - Basilica SoundScape

09/16 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion *

09/17 Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn *
09/19 Minneapolis, MN - The Entry

09/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *

09/20 Phiadelphia, PA - Mann Center *
09/21 Chicago, IL - Constellation

09/21 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *
09/22 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 

09/23 Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena *

09/24 Norfolk, VA - Old Dominion Constant Center *

09/25 Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum *
09/26 Toronto, ON - Double Double Land
09/27 Rochester, NY - Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium

09/27 Nashville, TN - The Woods *
09/28 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival

09/28 Asheville, NC - US Cellular Center *
09/29 Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording

09/30 Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre *
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA - VIA Festival at Andy Warhol Museum

10/01 St Louis, MO - Fox Theatre *
10/02 Asheville, NC - Apothecary

10/03 New Orleans, LA - Champions Square *
10/04 New Orleans, LA - AllWays Lounge and Theatre

10/04 Birmingham, AL - Magic City Theater *

10/05 Baton Rouge, LA - Mud and Water
10/05 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater *

10/07 Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome *

10/08 Orlando, FL - UCF Arena *

10/09 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater *

* with Sigur Rós