Sigur Rós have announced an epic European tour

It's billed as the Icelandic band's first showcase tour across Europe for a decade

Sigur Rós' last UK set was in Edinburgh on 16 August 2016

Sigur Rós will be touring in Europe this autumn, on an epic run that includes five UK shows.

The tour will feature two performances each night from the Icelandic band without a support, separated by an intermission.

The tour is billed as Sigur Rós’ first showcase tour across Europe for a decade, and is their first dedicated UK dates since 2013, although they appeared at festivals last year.

The shows will feature both classic material and tracks from their as-yet unrevealed next album.

The tour starts in Manchester on 16 September, followed by a second night in the city, two dates at London’s Eventim Apollo and a sole evening in Glasgow.

There’s also dates in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

The European tour follows Sigur Rós’ performances in North America between 3 April and 17 June.

Tickets first go on sale via a pre-sale on Wednesday at 9am, and on general sale on Friday.

For the UK dates, fans have been encouraged to join the band’s mailing list at sigur-ros.co.uk for pre-sale information.

The ambient trio, featuring the famous vocals of Jónsi Birgisson, released their last album Kveikur in 2015.

They have released seven full-length albums to date, most famous of them being 1999’s Ágætis byrjun and 2005’s Takk…

They are one of the most popular bands in English-speaking countries to perform in other tongues, namely Icelandic and the unintelligible “Hopelandic”.

Sigur Rós UK Tour

*September 16-17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK
*September 20-21 – Eventim Apollo – London, UK
*September 25 – Clyde Auditorium – Glasgow, UK

Sigur Rós European Tour

*October 1 – Forest National – Brussels, Belgium
*October 2 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, Netherlands
*October 3 – De Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands
*October 5 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden
*October 6 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
*October 7 – Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
*October 9 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
*October 12 – Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
*October 13 – Palladium – Cologne, Germany
*October 14 – Jahrhunderhalle – Frankfurt, Germany
*October 16 – Gasometer – Vienna, Austria
*October 17 – Mediolanum Forum – Milan, Italy
*October 18 – Samsung Hall – Zurich, Switzerland

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