Sigur Ros Crossing Atlantic For First Stateside Tour

Icelandic post-rock outfit to kick off trek at Coachella festival.

Icelandic post-rock quartet Sigur Rós will embark on their first North American tour this spring, according to a spokesperson from the band's U.K. label, Fat Cat.

Fresh from a month-long European trek that begins April 1, the melodic minimalists will kick off their New World voyage at this year's Coachella festival on April 28 in Indio, California, as part of a lineup that also includes headliners Weezer, Fatboy Slim and a reunited Jane's Addiction. Drum'n'bass artist Squarepusher, ambient techno duo Plaid, and Tijuana, Mexico's answer to both electronica artists, Nortec Collective, have recently been added to the bill, a festival spokesperson said.

After the all-day desert blowout, the psychedelic ambient troupe from Reykjavík will stop in five other cities before the tour draws to a close May 8 in New York. A string quartet will augment the band on its club dates, and additions to the itinerary are a possibility, Sigur Rós' spokesperson said.

The critically acclaimed Ágætis Byrjun, Sigur Rós' latest album, is their second and was released in 1999.

Sigur Rós' North Amercian dates, according to a label spokesperson:

  • 4/28 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

  • 5/1 - Hollywood, CA @ John Anson Ford Theatre

  • 5/2 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore

  • 5/4 - Toronto, ON @ Palais Royal

  • 5/6 - Chicago, IL @ Park West

  • 5/8 - New York, NY @ Angel Orensanz Center