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Icelandic Band Sigur Rós Heats Up the Santa Barbara Bowl

Jónsi Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson fill the air with their unique post-rock sound

Fresh from an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in Indio, the Icelandic ambient/post-rock band Sigur Rós lit up the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday night.

With frontman and singer Jónsi Birgisson playing his familiar bowed guitar, Georg Hólm on bass and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson masterfully beating the drums, the trio provided the packed Bowl audience with a preview of their newest album, Kveikur, due to be released in early June.

Friday’s concert was promoted by Nederlander Concerts.

Noozhawk contributor Garrett Geyer can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). See more of his photography at www.garrettgeyer.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk or @NoozhawkNews. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

Jonsi Birgisson is well known for playing a bowed guitar. (Garrett Geyer / Noozhawk photo)
Jónsi Birgisson is well known for playing a bowed guitar. (Garrett Geyer / Noozhawk photo)

Jonsi Birgisson and Sigur Ros just played at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. (Garrett Geyer / Noozhawk photo)
Jónsi Birgisson and Sigur Rós just played at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. (Garrett Geyer / Noozhawk photo)

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