UPDATE January 12, 2017: Yes they are.
Icelandic luminaries Sigur Rós have announced a North American tour this morning, and two things immediately jump out to us here in frigid New England. One, there is no Boston date (again). And two, there is a gaping two-day break in their itinerary between a May 25 gig in Maryland and a May 28 appearance in Toronto.
This spring’s Boston Calling Music Festival — an expanded effort taking over the Harvard University Athletic Complex after three years and seven fests at City Hall Plaza — goes down May 26, 27, and 28. And we’re looking at a map right now and yup, Boston is kinda situated between Maryland and Toronto.
So allow us to wildly speculate here. We know nothing for sure, just connecting some Hopelandic dots. Don’t @ us.
That said, Sigur Rós have ignored Boston before, as recently as this past fall when they bypassed the New England market entirely. The band’s last show in town, we believe, was a March 2013 gig at Agganis Arena.
Sigur Rós 2017 Tour Dates:
April 07 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
April 08 Berkely, CA @ Greek Theatre
April 11 Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
April 13-15 Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
May 20 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Fest
May 21 New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
May 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theatre
May 25 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 28 Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
May 30 Montreal, QC @ Place des Artes
June 02 Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
June 03 Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
June 04 Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
June 05 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
June 07 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
June 09 Austin, TX @ ACL Live At The Moody Theater
June 10 Austin, TX @ ACL Live At The Moody Theater
June 12 Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall
June 13 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
June 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center For The Performing Arts
June 17 Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium