Tokyo Garden Theatre
Tokyo, Japan

August 25, 2022

Photo by Takashi Konuma

Photo by Takashi Konuma

photos by Takashi Konuma


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

(setlist info)

16 Comments on “Tokyo Garden Theatre”

  • Shawn Hoo


    You singing in every place of fenceless, while we listening the time of endless. Most extraordinary night. Takk..

  • Richie Henry


    As visually stunning as it was sonically fulfilling! It was a pleasure to finally see the band again their performance in New Orleans nine years ago. Another unforgettable experience! Bravo!

  • Anna


    Very fantastic show, thank you, thank you so much.

  • Yuji


    Takk for awesome summer night!!
    Please come again!!

  • Rumi


    Totally brown off by overwhelming joy.
    Gentle and fierce like the Icelandic volcano !
    Thank you for performing in Tokyo at this difficut time..
    Sooo happy to see you again since Reykyavik 2017 !

  • Yoshiko


    Thank you for coming to Tokyo.
    Your music always inspires me.
    I ‘m looking forward to see you again!!

  • Yan


    Sigur Rós live concert is so moving, it is more intense, angry, powerful than how I think while listening to the recording. I always thought it was lonely, dizzy, chaos, sad but clean, pure and warming, that’s why I always listen to Sigur Rós while I work. The recording punches and supports my brain. But yesterday’s concert resonates my body so deep as well, the fresh and warming smell of the stage haze, The whole huge space was shaking with the music, including me. I also counted there were 33 lights bulbs standing on the stage lol.

    Yeah the silent moment is very touching, whole the theater with more than 5000 people is sharing that moment. Sometimes I forget it’s a theater, the celling is so high, so many heads in front of me and behind me, feels like sitting outside, the sky is so dark but the music wrapping all of us tightly. I can’t help dropping tears while them finally start to look at the audience with light on their face after they just played the music by themselves on the stage for so long. Audience waves hands and responses them. The interaction is very minimal and touching.

    Thank you Sigur Rós.

  • Dear Sigur Ros,

    Okaeri nasai! Welcome home to Tokyo, the only other place in the world as magical and mystical as your homeland, Iceland.

    I want to explain one thing quickly before I go on: y’all seemed a little surprised at last night’s show by the audience’s lack of reaction to your opening set. You may not know, but we have all been asked — for your protection and ours — to wear masks, remain seated, and not yell or even speak while you perform so that we don’t make you sick.

    It was out of love and respect that the audience remained so quiet and polite, not disappointment or lack of interest in your show, that the audience remained so calm and polite — at least until the end when the built-up energy could no longer be restrained and the fans, at least at the back of the ground floor arena went crazy, dancing and waving water bottles in the air (but still not shouting :-)

    As I say, Japan is a special place like Iceland. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything here quite as cool as 12 Tonar or the Harpa Concert Hall. Still, your show last night at Tokyo Garden Theatre transported my wife and me back five years to the last time we saw you play, at the Nidur od Nigur in Reykjavik.

    Jonsi, on that trip, we were also lucky enough to meet Sigur Ros herself on her 20th birthday – and the 20th anniversary of the band! You are fortunate to have such a wonderful, down-to-earth younger sister!

    Jonsi, you probably don’t remember us, but you met and talked with my wife and I several years before NogN. It was at the Latitudes music festival in England about 14 years ago. You were touring your solo album, Go. We were a middle-aged, newly-wed couple from Tokyo, one Canadian and one Japanese. You were signing autographs in a tent, and you signed out tour t-shirts and took time to talk to us as though we were old acquaintances.

    We saw you again up close and personal at NogN, when you happened to stand behind us during the wildly intense, transformative opening performance by The Icelandic Dance Company, but you were having a good time with your friends and family, and we didn’t want to interrupt.

    That was five years ago! And what an epic, miraculous, terrible, tragic. When you opened your first set, I couldn’t help but think of the passage of that time and how much older and more tired we — and the world — felt. But somewhere during the show, right around intermission, something other than mist and laser light strobes emanated from the show, and I could feel in myself and see in everyone — y’all included — those five years start to roll back. Yes, we are all undeniably older, and the world is a different place than it was five years ago, but your tracks, new and old, coalesced then and now into a unique present. Your performance was a reminder that life goes on; we go on.

    My wife and I will be at the show again tonight. We will probably be easy to recognize: I still have my “angler fish” t-shirt from NogN, and my wife will wear her yellow t-shirt, which looks inspired by Banksy, from this concert. We’ll be in the front row of the first balcony. We won’t shout out “Konnichiwa” or “Takk” or anything out of respect for you and the other audience members. Still, we will be watching and listening as you again transport us back five years to the Harpa Concert Hall, the Latitude festival, and the twelve years of (mostly :-) happy marriage that your music has helped make a magical, fantastical adventure.

    Takk! Thank you for the ongoing memories.

    Aaron & Rumi

  • “Sigur Rós
    I’ve been listening to your music since I was in mummy’s tummy. Your music beautiful.
    Rio Eccleston 6 years old”

    Rio wrote letters by himself to each members of the band like that. And finally he experienced Sigur Rós show at Tokyo venue…

    After first two songs, Rio wanted to go back to hotel!

    Too Loud even with his earmuffs, bass sound hurts his tummy, too much light, scary…

    But after halfway up he said “it’s fun! I enjoy it!!”

    eventually He went into sleep zzz…

    And standing ovations!!!

  • ↑Rio’s mummy

    Deep emotions, beautifully insane feelings like dancing in the space, diving into the deep sea, or erupting together with magma….

    I was moved by my own feeling that my cells were trembling impulsively…

    Takk fyrir that was so special and important for my life. Especially this time… oh who could guess to visit Sigur Rós show together with my son Rio when I met your music more than two decades ago…

  • hamomomo


    Thank you for coming to Tokyo!
    I spent sooooo great time. That is fantastic, gentle, irreplaceable experience. I look forward to seeing you again.

  • Yu.T


    Dear Sigur Ros and staff

    Thank you for a wonderful evening. I am moved beyond words.
    From the moment you all appeared on stage, my heart was filled with emotion.

    It was truly an emotional and fulfilling time.

    Now, in many live music clubs in Japan, as a matter of etiquette, you are not allowed to shout or dance.

    We all thought that if we did not abide by this rule, they might not come to Japan anymore, so we refrained from expressing our emotions with our voices and gestures that night. However, once the concert was over, everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm were all over the social networking sites. And even though there were no words in that place, I could feel how moved everyone was.

    I wanted to tell you guys how moved I was. How much I wanted to praise you guys.

    While the current situation required everyone to act with compassion, it was also frustrating.

    Again, that night, everyone was struggling to not speak or move too much during the concert. This was because we wanted to see you all again in the future.

    I am very happy to hear that you are working on a new piece and hope to see you all again in the near future. Please come back to Japan again soon.

    Thank you very much.

    Sincerely yours

    Y.T. 2022.08.25

  • ns


    Three days have passed since the super-inspiring concert, but the special experience of that day has not faded away at all.
    The sound, the voices, the lights, the images…the two sets were Sigur Rós all around.

    If the god of music existed, I am sure he would have descended on Ariake. Your live show was so divine and yet so human.
    I was able to be struck and buried by the sound with all my might.

    Þakka þér kærlega fyrir að koma til Japans í Austurlöndum fjær. Ég mun þakka þér innilega.
    Thank you so much to the members of Sigur Rós and the staff for a wonderful time. May we meet again. I’ll be waiting for you. Takk!!!!!



    Thank you for coming back to Japan!!!
    It was the amazing show!!!✨
    I shed tears three times

  • Hiro


    Thank you for coming to Japan again. I appreciate your decision to visit here. I guess it’s hard to plan about especially whether you can enter Japan.
    Your show is always amazing. My first visit was already 14 years ago and this is my 8th time seeing your show.
    I’m worried about Jonsi’s voice because I heard his news about Covid-19, but I’m so relieved about hearing your powerful voice. Your divine voice never die.
    Also I’m happy to see Kjartan’s back. Definitely it was my best scene that he sang Pop song with Jonsi. So beautiful harmony <3
    Hope you will finish your all tour!!!

  • Arlon


    an amazing 3hours of my life – thanks so much for taking me on an emotional journey.
    I recreated that set list on spotify and listened to it non stop for a week – look forward to hearing you live again in Japan soon!

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