Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, United States

May 13, 2022

 

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Setlist

Set 1
1. Vaka
2. Fyrsta
3. Samskeyti
4. Svefn-g-englar
5. Rafmagnið búið
6. Ný batterí
7. Gold 2
8. Fljótavík
9. Dauðalagið
10. Heysátan
11. Smáskifa

Set 2
12. Glósóli
13. E-Bow
14. Ekki múkk
15. Sæglópur
16. Gong
17. Andvari
18. Gold 4
19. Festival
20. Kveikur
21. Popplagið

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11 Comments on “Paramount Theatre”

  • Rod

    says:

    Just an incredible performance. They just get better and better. The tension built during Dauðalagið (already a song full of tension) was breathtaking.
    Svefn-g-englar gave me goosebumps. Ný batterí was powerful, best version of this song I’ve heard.
    Andvari was simply sublime.
    The entire show was mesmerizing; Popplagið takes you to another realm…

    I thought I might never see Sigur Rós live again. This was an amazing gift.

  • Gene

    says:

    As expressed in reviews of earlier performances on this tour, the sound was inexplicably harsh and overpowering at times at the Paramount. This is not a venue issue as some have speculated. Nor it seems were the endless distractions created by restless concertgoers.

    Most perplexing and disappointing was the performance by the band, itself. Disjointed at times to the point of astonishment – Gong was an absolute train wreck – I wondered throughout the concert if the band was having monitor problems.

    Now, before you fans start steeling your knives against these remarks, please note that I’ve been going to see Sigur Ros and Jonsi in concert for over 22 years, own all of their records, purchase special editions and offshoots, etc. I even flew from Denver for last night’s performance. Yes, I am THAT fan. ; )

    Last night was a disappointment on many counts. Sorry.

  • Alex

    says:

    My first time seeing the band after being a huge fan for almost a decade. While the experience was certainly great, I’d be lying if I said the band didn’t make a lot of mistakes. There was a fair amount of very large errors particularly during the second set (Ekki mukk was ROUGH). It appears there was not adequate rehearsal time put in before this tour based on reviews of the other shows. Hoping night 2 here in Seattle goes a bit smoother.

  • John

    says:

    Absolutely breathtaking performance. Gene is totally wrong. It’s amazing just how negative people in general have become in the last few years. Go see this show if you have any life left in you. Let the music flow through you!

  • Shane

    says:

    Some goddamn complainers in this forum for sure lol Last night was incredibly moving, thank you for the amazing show. Excited to take my wife to night two this evening :)

  • Joy

    says:

    It was incredible amazing, I enjoyed all the songs, transported me to another universe.
    You need to see them alive, it was such a experience for me!!

  • JD

    says:

    I wish I could say I loved this concert, because I love this band, but I can’t. The band itself was amazing. Jonsi is incredible and was mesmerizing, but the sound in the Paramount Theatre was horrendous. It was a mess and way too loud. I don’t know if it was the theatre or the sound engineer, but not good. Earplugs helped a little, but the subwoofer needed to be dialed down.

  • Marcello

    says:

    Like Alex, this is my first time seeing Sigur Ros live, since first knew them in the movie Vanilla Sky in 2002.

    Sound issues? Maybe… I just came to know that there were sound issues by reading some of the reviews. My ears were tuned to a different “frequency.”
    I brought ear plugs for my girlfriend but not for me. I knew it was going to be loud and I wanted to embrace the whole show, and on my chest, each beat.

    These songs, this band, are the soundtrack of all my “trips,” and every time I listen to them, it takes me “there.” NATURE FEELS MORE BEAUTIFUL while listening to their songs.

    I read a few days ago that Orri (the drummer) left the band in 2018. A big part of the band’s identity left. Kind of like The Beatles without Ringo.

    To Jonsi: To me, your voice represents the sounds of an angel in your songs. It’s a source of inspiration, just the sound of it. I know it’s your personality but I wish you to be less shy and talk to the audience.
    To Kjartan: I see you as the soul of each song.
    To Georg: You, the balance, the guardian. I love the way you and the drummer look each other for coordination.
    To the new drummer: Welcome… Nothing changed in Sigur Ros.

  • WF

    says:

    The band killed it! It was amazing to hear so many of their classics with such intensity… It was so loud you could feel each song in your bones. This was my 5th time seeing them live and I’m so glad to have gotten the chance to see them again.
    That being said, the crowd at this show was probably the worst I’ve ever experienced. People talking and laughing and getting up around me the entire show. There was very little reverence for how amazing Sigur ros is :(
    Hopefully I can see them again with more respectful folks

  • Shane

    says:

    Night two was fantastic, even with the little technical error during the beginning of Gong (seemed like a looper wasn’t working right maybe?). First time seeing you guys up close (4th row) in the center and it was absolutely amazing. I feel like the long held note in Festival is the longest I’ve ever seen Jonsi do live, so neat. Can’t wait to see yu guys again one day, thanks for two awesome nights in Seattle.

  • David

    says:

    I have been a fan for more than 15 years and this was the first time I had the opportunity of seeing Sigur Rós live. The concert if I could even call it that I would rather like to use the word production was breathtaking. It was astounding how it times my emotions would fluctuate throughout the performance. The best show I have ever been to in my 38 years of existence. Thank you for everything

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