GALLERY: Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros brought us their epic post-rock and a spectacular stage show fit for the renowned Copley Symphony Hall stage on Sept. 23.

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Sigur Ros headlined Copley Symphony Hall on Sept. 23.
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Their stage show was nothing short of riveting.
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As expected, the show was utterly sold out.
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The band hails from Reykjavik, Iceland, and is known for their soft/loud cathartic post-rock.
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The songs often feature a very atmospheric sound. Frontman Jon (Jonsi) Por Birgisson often plays his electric guitar with a violin bow, and sings in a dreamy falsetto.
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The band is named for Jonsi's sister, Sigurros Elin.
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The band, once a quintet, is now a trio with Georg Holm and Orri Pall Dyrason accompanying Birgisson.
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The band achieved huge critical success with the release of their 1999 classic "Agaetis Byrjun," which means "A Good Beginning" in Icelandic.
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The band would find themselves touring with Radiohead, and being featured in the Cameron Crowe film "Vanilla Sky," and the TV shows "24" and "CSI."
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Jonsi is known for often singing in Vonlenska, a non-literal language that forms the unintelligible lyrics he sings. English-speaking fans of the band often refer to it as Hopelandic.
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While he often sings in Vonlenska, Jonsi also sings some of the songs (or parts of songs) in Icelandic as well.
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The trio released their most recent album, "Kveikur," in 2013.
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The band performed two sets of music on Sept. 23, including 16 songs that spanned their career to-date.
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The first set consisted of: "A," "Ekki Mukk," "Samskeyti," "E-Bow," "Daudalagio," "Glosoli," and "Smaskifa."
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The second featured: "Oveour," "Staralfur," "Saeglopur," "Ny Batteri," "Vaka," "Festival," "Kveikur," "Fljotavik" and "Popplagio."
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