The Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós will tour North America this fall, and one of its stops will be at the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland on Oct. 12, a Wednesday. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8. The pre-sale begins Tuesday, April 5. For pre-sale information, visit sigur-ros.co.uk.
According to the band’s press release, this will be its first tour without an opening act. Instead, Sigur Rós will perform two sets with an intermission. The show will feature a slew of new material. On its web site, the band posted:
“Every time you go on tour you want it to be different and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people. And that can be fun because you have to work out how to re-create all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage.
“But there was a time when things were the other way (around), when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on. This time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of ‘ágætis byrjun,’ when, for two years we formed and re-formed the songs that would go on to be the ‘( )’ album, live in front of people, night after night.
“With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are playing festivals next summer in the spirit of adventure. All we can say right now is it’s going to be different, with new unreleased songs, a new show and maybe some other ‘new’ things. Beyond that, we can only ask you to trust us on this one.”
Sigur Rós has previously performed three times in Kansas City: at Starlight Theatre in April 2013 and at the Uptown Theater in June 2008 and February 2006. Here are set lists for each show. Here’s a review of the 2006 show.