Jónsi: Sigur Rós Singer Flies Solo

Sigur Rós singer prepares for U.S. solo tour: Aidin Vaziri | Jón “Jónsi” Birgisson is feeling a little flustered. It’s early March, and the Sigur Rós front man is running around his hometown of Reykjavik tending to some daily chores before he catches a flight to London, where he will oversee the final production details for his world tour in support of his first solo album, “Go.” The only problem is that before he left the house, he watched some preview footage of the stage design by Fifty Nine Productions, the audiovisual company known for its elaborate set designs for New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the English National Opera. Now the anxiety is setting in. “I was just getting my shoes repaired and going to the store – doing everything so low-key and normal,” Jónsi says. “And then I see this trailer for this romantic fairy tale.” Read more.


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