Watch Sigur Ros Debut Apocalyptic 'Kveikur' on 'Fallon'

Icelandic post-rockers return to TV for first time in almost 10 years

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Sigur Rós made their first television appearance in nearly a decade this past Friday (March 22), stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to play the title track from their upcoming studio album, Kveikur (out June 18 via XL Recordings). The Icelandic trio previously described the forthcoming full-length as "more aggressive" than their usual brand of ethereal anthems, and this seething four-and-a-half-minute groove makes good on that promise. Watch above as the band's smoldering, apocalyptic performance makes the End Times sound like a new beginning.

Sigur Rós 2013 tour:

March 25 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 26 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
March 27 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Bell Centre
March 29 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Scotiabank Place
March 30 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Air Canada Theatre Bowl
April 1 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
April 2 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
April 3 - Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
April 4 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
April 6 - Denver, CO @ 1st Bank
April 8 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
April 9 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
April 10 - Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
April 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 13 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 16 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
April 19 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
April 20 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 10 - Jakarta, Indonesia @ Istora Senayan
May 14 - Toyko, Japan @ Nippon Budokan
May 15 - Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp, Nagoya
May 16 - Fukuoka, Japan @ Zepp, Fukuoka
May 17 - Osaka, Japan @ Kobe World Hall, Osaka
May 19 - Seoul, South Korea @ Olympic Gymnastics Arena
May 21 - Hong Kong, China @ Asia World Arena
May 25 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 26 - Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 27 - Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada @ Deer Lake Park
June 19 - Dresden, Germany @ Junge Garde
June 21-23 - Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival (One performance, Date TBA)
June 21-23 - Neuhausen, Germany @ Southside Festival (One performance, date TBA)
June 23 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
June 25 - Warsaw, Poland @ Sowinskiego Amphitheatre
June 28 - St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Openair
June 30 - Cornwall, United Kingdon @ Eden Project
July 4 - Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 6 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
July 14 - Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock Festival
July 18 - Ostrava, Czech Republic @ Colours of Ostrava
July 20 - Salacgriva, Latvia @ Positivus Festival
July 26 - Ferrara, Italy @ Piazza Castello
July 27 - Lucca, Italy @ City Square
July 28 - Rome, Italy @ Ippodromo Delle Capennelle
August 30 - Cheshire, United Kingdom @ Jodrell Bank
August 31 - North Dorset, United Kingdom @ End of the Road Festival
November 16 - Dublin, Ireland @ O2 Arena
November 19 - Nottingham UK @ Nottingham Arena
November 20 - Brighton UK @ Brighton Centre
November 21 - London UK @ Wembley Arena
November 23 - Luxembourg @ Rockhal
November 24 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunderthalle
November 25 - Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
November 27 - Malmo, Sweden @ Balgiska Hallen
November 28 - Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum

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