New Sigur Ros Album Due In September

Icelandic rock act Sigur Ros is eyeing a September release for its as-yet-untitled new album.

Icelandic rock act Sigur Ros is eyeing a September release for its as-yet-untitled new album. According to the band's official Web site, the 11-track set is sung mostly in Sigur Ros' native tongue; frontman Jonsi Thor Birgisson has previously sung in his own language, "Hopelandish." It will be released internationally by EMI and in North America via Geffen.

The site says "Gong" and "Milano" are the lone tracks that have previously been performed live. The as-yet-unnamed first single from the album is expected to hit digital download retailers in August.

The new set will be the follow-up to 2002's "( )," which debuted at No. 51 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 227,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. It will be supported by extensive touring, beginning Friday (July 8) in Glasgow.

A one-off show in Hawaii is scheduled for Aug. 9, about a month before a North American tour opens Sept. 6 in Atlanta.

Here are Sigur Ros' tour dates:

July 8: Glasgow (Academy)
July 9: Manchester, England (Lowry Theatre)
July 10: London (Somerset House)
July 12: Paris (Olympia)
July 13: Amsterdam (Paradiso)
July 14: Brussels (Cirque Royal)
July 16: Copenhagen (Vega)
July 17: Hamburg (Stadtpark)
July 19: Frankfurt (Jahrhunderthalle)
July 20: Berlin (Columbiahalle)
July 22: Munich (Circus Krone)
July 23: Nyon, Switzerland (Paleo Festival)
July 25: Rome (Cavea Auditorium)
July 26: Milan (Villa Arconati)
July 31: Naeba, Japan (Fuji Rock Festival)
Aug. 3: Melbourne (Hamer Hall)
Aug. 4: Sydney (the Enmore)
Aug. 5: Brisbane, Australia (Tivoli)
Aug. 9: Honolulu (Hawaii Theatre)
Sept. 6: Atlanta (Symphony Hall)
Sept. 7: Durham, N.C. (Carolina Theatre)
Sept. 9: Philadelphia (Tower Theatre)
Sept. 11: Strathmore, Md. (Music Center)
Sept. 12-13: New York (Beacon Theatre)
Sept. 15: Boston (Opera House)
Sept. 16: Montreal (Theatre Masionneeuve)
Sept. 18: Ottawa, Ont. (TBA)
Sept. 19: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Sept. 20: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theatre)
Sept. 21: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Sept. 23: Madison, Wis. (Orpheum Theatre)
Sept. 24: Minneapolis (State Theatre)
Sept. 27: Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre)
Sept. 28: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Sept. 29: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
Oct. 1: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
Oct. 3: San Diego (Copley Symphony Hall)
Oct. 5: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
Oct. 6: Las Vegas (the Joint)

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