Sigur Rós Releasing a New Album, Playing Prospect Park

Sigur Rós – Valtari

Icelandic art pop stars Sigur Rós will release their new album Valtari on May 29, 2012.

i really can’t remember why we started this record, i no longer know what we were trying to do back then. i do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up…did give up for a while. but then something happened and form started to emerge, and now i can honestly say that it’s the only sigur rós record i have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it. – georg []

Sigur Rós will be hitting the road in support of Valtari this summer and they’ll be stopping by the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, 2012. Tickets for that show go on Amex presale starting April 18 at noon, general on sale begins on April 20 at noon.

More of the unofficial Celebrate Brooklyn! 2012 schedule over here.

Video for Ekki múkk and more Sigur Rós 2012 tour dates after the jump.

Sigur Rós – Ekki múkk

Sigur Ros 2012 Tour Dates
07/30/12 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
07/31/12 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park Bandshell
08/01/12 Toronto, ON Echo Beach @ Ontario Place
08/03/12 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
08/04/12 Chicago, IL Grant Park
08/05/12 Chicago, IL Grant Park
08/08/12 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
08/09/12 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Winery
08/12/12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery
08/18/12 Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic Festival
08/24/12 Paris, France Rock En Seine Festival Grounds
08/25/12 Winterthur, Switzerland Steinberggasse
08/28/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
08/29/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
08/31/12 Stradbally Hall, Ireland Electric Picnic Festival
09/02/12 Verona, Italy Castello Scaligero
09/04/12 Vienna, Austria Arena
09/05/12 Ljubljana, Slovenia Krizanke Auditorium
09/07/12 Berlin, Germany Templehof Airport
09/09/12 Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom Robin Hill Country Park
09/16/12 Krakow, Poland Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal Poland
09/17/12 Krakow, Poland Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal Poland