LONDON, ENGLAND, February 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Hailed as one of Iceland's greatest exports, Sigur Ros, the four-piece band from Reykjavik, have returned from their brief hiatus to announce a triple night stint at London's Brixton Academy. The news has excited the music and entertainment scene as the band plans to play tracks from their latest album, Valtari, as well as their greatest hits catalogue. For three nights only - 7, 8, 9 March 2013 - Sigur Ros' return to the stage also marks their return to the music world. Join the band in the Brixton Academy, part of their European Tour, for what promises to be a wonderfully atmospheric evening. All event details are listed on LondonTown.com, the capital's premier entertainment website, including details on local London hotels
and nearby Brixton eateries.
Sigur Ros, noticeable for their ambient post/rock sound, have been on the music circuit since 1994 and are world-renowned for their atmospheric, ethereal sounds. Fronted by Jonsi Birigisson who has become notable for his range-defying falsetto vocals and bowed guitar movements, Sigur Ros have found their niche within the ambient, minimalist musical landscape. Known for their incorporation of classical and aesthetic elements, Sigur Ros' triple night stint at the Brixton Academy promises to be spine-tingling, uplifting and life affirming.
Often grouped with similarly musically influenced bands like Zero 7 and Youth Lagoon, Sigur Ros boast a defining near 20 years of music, with six albums to their name. Latest album, Valtari, promises to be played as a big part of the band's European Tour set. Noted by critics as being floaty and minimal but highly atmospheric, the Brixton Academy is the perfect setting for such high classical notes. Sporting an art deco interior and a 140ft dome, the venue has won NME's Best Live Venue for the last seven years. Its famous sloping floor aids views and makes movement around the stage fluid and easy.
Fans of Sigur Ros will also be pleased to know that tracks from the band's extensive discography will also be featured. Tracks from albums Von, Agaetis Byrjun, (), Takk... and Meo Suo i Eyrum Spilum Endalaust will accompany Valtari tracks throughout the evenings. Appropriately, Blanck Mass, the solo project of young, home grown, British musician, Benjamin John Power, whose music featured as part of the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony is supporting.
LondonTown.com advise audiences to arrive at the Brixton Academy early to avoid the transport rush (Brixton is accessible via Victoria and Northern lines). Fans coming from outside the capital are also advised to check into local South London hotels - book now.
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