Jónsi & Alex Somers to perform the Riceboy Sleeps album for the first time with the Wordless Music Orchestra and Choir on 10th Anniversary Tour in Intimate Theatres across North America - Oct 2019

tickets on sale friday, april 5th at 10am local time

european shows performed with the london contemporary orchestra
australian show performed with the sydney international orchestra and choir
north american shows performed with wordless music orchestra and choir

jónsi & alex somers
to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we are proud to announce the premiere of “riceboy sleeps” performed live by jónsi & alex somers with the orchestral accompaniment, conducted by robert ames, with orchestral arrangements by david handler. a collaboration between the sigur rós singer and american visual artist and composer somers, the album will be performed in its atmospheric ambient entirety for the first time anywhere. recorded at home in iceland while jónsi was on hiatus from sigur rós and finished off-grid in hawaii, the album was a sleeper hit, with the bbc saying “riceboy sleeps operates at a heady level of beauty”, the evening standard “…it’s up there with the best of sigur rós” and the observer “beautifully fragile music, not disposable but built to last”.   and so it has proved; the album’s stature has only grown in recent years, with songs such as ‘happiness’ and ‘boy 1904’ enjoying runaway success across some of the world’s most listened to streaming playlists