Jónsi and Alex Somers announce Riceboy Sleeps US tour dates

Featuring a full performance of the album with the Wordless Music Orchestra

Jónsi and Alex Somers
Jónsi and Alex Somers

    Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his partner/collaborator Alex Somers have announced North American tour dates to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 2009 album, Riceboy Sleeps. Each performance will see the duo perform the album in its entirety with the Wordless Music Orchestra under the direction of Robert Ames.

    The 10-date North American leg begins October 11th in Seattle. They’ll then visit cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Washington, and Boston before concluding on October 31st in Brooklyn.

    In a statement, Jónsi and Somers said, “We’re so happy to announce the North American tour for our album Riceboy Sleeps. Our album is turning 10 this year and we wanted to share in something special together… After all these years and having never fully realized our album in a live environment we are so excited to come play a few special shows… We’ll be playing together with the Wordless Music Orchestra and Choir. And we’ll be playing in some really beautiful rooms and we can’t wait to share in this experience together… Thank you so much for all the love and support… And thank you for listening…”


    Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. local time.

    Check out the full tour schedule below. As previously reported, Jónsi and Somers will also stage Riceboy Sleeps shows in Australia, Europe, and the UK in the coming months.

    Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps Tour Dates:
    06/11 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House (Vivid LIVE)
    07/06 – Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris
    07/08 – London, UK @ Barbican Hall
    07/11 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
    07/12 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage Gateshead
    07/14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Opera House
    10/11 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    10/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Theatre
    10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
    10/18 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
    10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Copernicus Center
    10/23 – Montreal, QC @ Théâtre Maisonneuve
    10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    10/28 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    10/30 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur
    10/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre