Sigur Rós to Open for Dalai Lama
Steindór Andersen has confirmed that he and Sigur Rós without Jónsi will open for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is giving a lecture in Iceland on Tuesday. They will be joined by other Odin’s Raven Magic collaborators Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, María Huld Markan & Páll from Húsafell.
"We thought of it as, we're giving him a gift," Andersen told Morgunblaðið, "We're really pleased to have been asked to play for him."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be coming to Iceland from 1. -3. June of this year, sponsored by the Dalai Lama Society of Iceland. During part of his visit, he will give a lecture on 2 June, 15:00 @ Laugurdagshöll, where he will discuss ways to happiness in human life, and then take questions from the audience. Sold out already.
The set will be comprised of parts from odin’s raven magic as well as ‘Rímur’ chanting by Steindór. The band will be performing without Jónsi as he is currently in London working on his solo album.