This Friday, April 14, Sigur Rós will live-stream their very special performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic via Pitchfork, who will stream the concert live on their homepage and Facebook Live. The concert is one of three sold out performances with the LA Philharmonic taking place at at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles this week, the band’s first time performing original music with a full orchestra. The event will feature a 50-minute set of Sigur Rós performing with the orchestra, followed by a second 50-minute set of the band performing as an unaccompanied trio. The orchestral set features unreleased songs as well as new arrangements by several esteemed guests, including Dan Deacon, Owen Pallett, Nico Muhly, Anna Meredith, and more. The show is slated to start at 9:00 pm PST/12:00 am EST.
“This is all new ground for us. It’s been 15 years since we last played with an orchestra, and that wasn’t even Sigur Rós songs. The shows at the Disney Hall sold out fast, and only 4,500 people can get to experience it in the room. So we thought it would be good to let anyone who couldn’t get tickets and people around the world have the opportunity to see how all it comes together. There’s just one chance for us to rehearse with the L.A. Phil ahead of time, so in all honesty we have no idea how this is going to go, but we promise it will be exciting.”
The band have also teamed with leading cannabis brand Lord Jones for a collaboration: limited-edition, ‘Wild Sigurberry’ medicated gumdrops. Inspired by the flavors of foraged Icelandic berries – wild blackberries, strawberries and blueberries – the collaborative ‘Wild Sigurberry’ gumdrops include a proprietary formulation of terpenes available in 5 dosage options: five, ten and twenty milligram THC infused, Lord Jones’ signature 5:1 ratio CBD to THC formulation, and a pure CBD option.
The limited-edition offerings come as a box of nine pieces bearing a Sigur Rós crest created by London-based illustrator Andrew Rae. The THC infused varieties will be sold online through the Lord Jones website and at select dispensaries throughout California to qualified medical marijuana patients, while the pure CBD version is available for nationwide delivery exclusively through the Lord Jones website.
“For us, it really is a dream come true to collaborate with Sigur Rós. Their music has been more than an inspiration to us over the years,” said Lord Jones founder Robert Rosenheck.
SIGUR RÓS UPCOMING TOUR DATES
4/13 – 4/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall (accompanied by LA Philharmonic)
5/20 – Gulf Shores – Hangout Fest
5/21 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
5/23 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre
5/25 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/28 – Toronto, ON – TD Echo Beach
5/30 – Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
6/2 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
6/3 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
6/4 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
6/5 – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
6/7 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
6/9 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
6/10 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
6/12 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall
6/13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
6/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
6/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/17 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium