You know Jón þór Birgisson, or Jónsi, as the guitarist and vocalist for Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, with trademarks such as his falsetto voice and use of cello bow on guitar, but the artist has set out on his own with debut album Go. The album, featuring nine songs drawn from material crafted during his time with Sigur Rós, is arranged in collaboration with classical composer Nico Muhly and exhibits album artwork by his sisters Inga and Lilja.
In celebration of this, Jónsi is set to tour Europe, Asia, and North America this summer through fall, with North American tour dates running from October 15 to November 10. The tour will feature a sneak preview of the upcoming Sigur Rós film.
Additionally, as a special offer, concertgoers to any of Jónsi’s upcoming tour shows will receive a chance to win original framed artwork by Jónsi & Alex — the artist’s music project with boyfriend Alex Somers — which frequently sells in galleries for thousands of dollars, as well as Sigur Rós’ ágætis byrjun 10th anniversary present of an exclusive, solid-silver, limited-edition pendant celebrating the album’s birthday (20 sets will be distributed to winners at each venue).
Head here to see a full listing of tour dates.