Sigur Rós have announced a new “inclusive and free digital experience”, Heimr.
The band announced the new community via their Instagram, giving fans “free and permanent” access to an official Discord.
“The Heimr community will be a space that evolves over time, and relies upon your input as much as ours,” they explain. “As a member, you will be the first to receive upcoming announcements, have exclusive access to community benefits, and be able to engage in conversation that brings them together around the music, energy, and community that makes our fanbase special.” They added that the “central Discord hub will be the first layer in an ongoing experiment, one that only works with your active participation.”
Members will get a unique digital pass, a Gilngur, which will live on Polygon, a “decentralised data storage system on a low-carbon impact blockchain”.
It follows news last month of the first dates of an “extensive” world tour, their first in almost five years.
The band are said to be “in the process of writing and recording their first new studio album since 2013’s ‘Kveikur’” and “will air new songs at the shows”.
It’s also revealed that Sigur Rós founding members Jónsi and Georg Holm are being joined in the studio and on tour by former member Kjartan Sveinsson, who is rejoining the band almost a decade after stepping away to focus on other projects.
The new dates read:
30 Festival Vaivén, Mexico
3 Citibanamex Auditorium, Monterrey
5 Auditorio Telmex Guadalajara
9 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11 Theater of the Clouds – Portland, OR
13 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
17 Frost Amphitheater – Stanford, CA
19 Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA
23 ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin TX
24 ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin TX
25 Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX
27 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Atlanta, GA
28 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
31 State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
1 Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
3 Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MI
4 Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL
6 The Anthem – Washington, D.C.
7 The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
8 Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
10 Place des Arts – Montreal, QC
11 Meridian Hall – Toronto, ON
14 Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY
17 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
18 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY