SIGUR ROS TO HEADLINE 2013 EDEN SESSIONS
Ambient/post-rock band from Reykjavík, Iceland, Sigur Rós will headline one of the Eden Sessions at Cornwall’s Eden Project on Sunday June 30 and is one of just a few shows they will play in the UK this summer. With their sixth studio album Valtari released last year, a new live show,
an 11-piece live band and new material, the band appear to be taking on a harder, more electronic sound, pushing the boundaries of a genre they helped to create.
Many of their tracks have become ubiquitous through their use in films and TV, including the anthemic Hoppípolla from fourth album Takk… which was used in the BBC series Planet Earth, hosted by Sir David Attenborough. During their break, Jónsi also released a successful solo album and worked on the soundtrack to How to Train Your Dragon. Sigur Rós are known for singing lyrics in a language called Vonlenska, which the band describe as “a form of gibberish”.
Sigur Rós’s three most recent albums – 2005’s Tak…, 2008’s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and last year’s Valtari – have made the top 20 in the UK album charts. Martin Williams, Eden Project Marketing Director, said: “Sigur Rós are one of the best ambient post-rock bands in the world and it will be a privilege to see them play in the spectacular, ethereal surroundings of Eden. “They are known for playing iconic venues so I’m sure they will relish playing here. They also bring with them a spectacular lightshow which will look incredible against the backdrop of the Biomes.
Sigur Rós are the fourth headliner to be announced for the 2013 Eden Sessions, joining comic Eddie Izzard (June 3), Kaiser Chiefs (June 29) and The xx (July 2).
The Eden Sessions Inside Track club returns for the 2013 season with members getting a guaranteed pair of tickets to each show. Tickets to the Sigur Rós Eden Session cost £35 plus £5 booking fee and go on sale to Inside Track members today (Wednesday January 16), and on general sale at 5pm on Wednesday January 23.
To book to any of the Eden Sessions, contact the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972 or visit www.edensessions.com
by 247 Magazine