Sigur Rós, along with Björk and Of Monsters and Men, are one of Iceland’s most famous musical exports. The ambient, ethereal post-rockers have been active for nearly two decades, and recently, they’ve begun playing larger venues, such as the GMU Patriot Center where they’ll be next Sunday, March 24.
The 2002 album ( ) is perhaps Sigur Rós’ most well-known, largely for all of the mystique surrounding its conception. Upon its release, the album was untitled and none of the tracks were named. Additionally, the lyrics, sung in frontman Jónsi’s beautiful falsetto, were written entirely in a made-up language called Hopelandic. The album came with a booklet filled with blank pages, allowing listeners to interpret the lyrics and ascribe song titles for themselves.
Since that notable release, the band has put out three more albums, including the most recent, Valtari, which came out last year.
While Sigur Rós’ intimate music is best suited for small, cozy spaces, their upcoming show at the Patriot Center will be nothing short of incredible. Reviews of the band’s shows in these larger arenas have been quite positive, oftentimes with the entire audience remaining hushed.
We have a pair of tickets to give away for next weekend’s show and for this contest, we’re doing something fun – Sigur Rós trivia! At 2 p.m. every day for the next week (until Friday, March 22) until Wednesday, March 20, we’ll be releasing a Sigur Rós-related question over on our Twitter page. For each question, the first three people to respond, either on Twitter or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, are entered to win. The more you participate, the better your chances are of winning.
Haven’t brushed up on your Sigur Rós trivia but still want to attend the show? Tickets are still available and can be purchased here!
So, if you want to play, stay tuned to our Twitter page for trivia questions! One lucky winner will be chosen the afternoon of Friday, March 22 Wednesday, March 20. GOOD LUCK!