Sigur Rós Reveal 'Kveikur'

Sigur Rós Reveal 'Kveikur'
Sigur Rós recently dropped some hints about their forthcoming album and confirmed that they had become a trio following the departure of keyboardist/co-founder Kjartan Sveinsson. As expected, the Icelandic dream weavers have now announced the details of their latest disc, Kveikur, which will arrive on June 18 through XL Recordings.

The collection, whose cover is above, was self-produced by the three remaining members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason. According to a press release, "it sees the band shifting towards a more direct, aggressive sound."

For a taste of this new sound, stream the opening track, "Brennisteinn," in the band's video below. It was directed by Andrew Huang.

The group have a busy live schedule in the coming months. Scroll past the tracklist to check out the itinerary, which includes Canadian stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and the Vancouver outskirt Burnaby.

Sigur Rós will play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight (March 22). Expect them to perform a song from Kveikur.

Kveikur:

1. Brennisteinn
2. Hrafntinna
3. Ísjaki
4. Yfirborð
5. Stormur
6. Kveikur
7. Rafstraumur
8. Bláþráður
9. Var

Tour dates:

3/24 Washington, DC - Patriot Center
3/25 New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
3/26 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
3/27 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
3/29 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
3/30 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Theatre Bowl
4/1 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre 
4/2 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion 
4/3 Saint Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
4/4 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
4/6 Denver, CO - 1st Bank
4/8 Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
4/9 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
4/10 Austin, TX - Cedar Park Center
4/12 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
4/13 Indio, CA - Coachella
4/16 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
4/17 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic
4/19 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
4/20 Indio, CA - Coachella
5/10 Jakarta, Indonesia - Istora Senayan
5/14 Toyko, Japan - Nippon Budokan
5/15 Nagoya, Japan - Zepp, Nagoya
5/16 Fukuoka, Japan - Zepp, Fukuoka
5/17 Osaka, Japan - Kobe World Hall
5/19 Seoul, South Korea - Olympic Gymnastics Arena
5/21 Hong Kong, China - Asia World Arena
5/25 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
5/26 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
5/27 Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park
6/19 Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
6/21-23 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
6/21-23 Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
6/23 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
6/25 Warsaw, Poland - Sowinskiego Amphitheatre
6/28 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Openair
6/30 Cornwall, United Kingdon - Eden Project
7/4 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
7/6 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
7/14 Joensuu, Finland - Ilosaarirock Festival
7/18 Ostrava, Czech Republic - Colours of Ostrava
7/20 Salacgriva, Latvia - Positivus Festival
7/26 Ferrara, Italy - Piazza Castello
7/27 Lucca, Italy - City Square
7/28 Rome, Italy - Ippodromo Delle Capennelle
8/30 Cheshire, United Kingdom - Jodrell Bank
8/31 North Dorset, United Kingdom - End of the Road Festival
11/16 Dublin, Ireland - O2 Arena,
11/19 Nottingham UK - Nottingham Arena
11/20 Brighton UK - Brighton Centre
11/21 London UK - Wembley Arena
11/23 Luxembourg - Rockhal
11/24 Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
11/25 Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Hall
11/27 Malmo, Sweden - TBA
11/28 Oslo, Norway - Spektrum