O2 Apollo
Manchester, United Kingdom

November 7, 2022

Set 1

Untitled #1 – Vaka
Untitled #2 – Fyrsta
Untitled #3 – Samskeyti
Svefn-g-englar
Rafmagnið búið
Ný batterí
Gold 2
Untitled #7 – Dauðalagið
Untitled #9 – Smáskífa

Set 2

Glósóli
Untitled #6 – E-Bow
Sæglópur
Gong
Andvari
Festival
Kveikur
Untitled #8 – Popplagið

24 Comments on “O2 Apollo”

  • David

    says:

    The perfect evening. Never thought I’d witness the haunting strains of Sigur Ros live. A dream has come true – and even better than their recorded sound. An exquisite professionalism fused with clinical vocals and flawless musicianship. This is true talent, pure and simple. Add to that the efficient, friendly venue staff at Manchester O2 Apollo, from the pre-show queue to leaving for home some 3 hours later, made this a rare recipe for an unforgettable experience.

  • Frankie Hatcher

    says:

    This is my and my family first time seeing Sigur Rós and we absolutely loved every second of it thank you. And please come back in the future

  • Marta

    says:

    I’ve been listening to Sigur Rós for half of my life now. Manchester was my 4th concert after a long break (too long!) when I realised how much I adore their music. It gave me goosebumps, it gave me tears (the good ones), it reminded me of many beautiful memories and left me completely speechless. Thank you so much – each of you from Sigur Rós but also the rest of the team involved for sharing your incredible talents with us!

  • Adam

    says:

    I’ve seen Sigur Ros live previously so I expected it was going to be amazing, but wasn’t prepared for how good this was going to be. To say that Andvari was an emotional punch is understating it and I hate getting emotional in public but couldn’t help it (it was just one tear though). I’m so thankful Festival was after that as it brought me to a different emotion of near euphoria. If you’re reading this contemplating whether to go or not, just buy the ticket!

  • Michael

    says:

    Utterly majestic, I have loved this band since Zane Lowe first played puddle jumping, through their use of music in Vanilla Sky and The Life Aquatic…I have my favourites (Ekki Múkk) but this show transcended any expectation I had and more. Just when I thought I could love them no more I found a huge new appreciation for the drummer. What a performance. Much love to the whole band…xxx

  • Steve Backhouse

    says:

    Truly wonderful experience – for me it was what I might expect a religious experience to be (being an atheist).
    Stood 3 people back, dead centre – only 5’4” so have a bad neck this morning from craning to see everyone on stage (still worth it!)
    The sound and atmosphere was electric – music and vocals were flawless!
    It was my 1st time seeing the band live in the flesh so was a real treat to experience all those songs that I’ve been listening to for years in a live situation.
    Fortunately, I get to do it all again on Sunday in Nottingham (this time in the seats – my missus is joining me).

    Extra Comment:
    Full marks to the security guy for coming so quickly to rescue the young girl who fainted behind me. Hopefully she recovered sufficiently to see some of the show later – my heart goes out to her Dad who was clearly frightened & bewildered

  • Dave Ellis

    says:

    What an amazing night, second time I have seen them live, first was only a couple of weeks ago in Oslo, and blown away both times, but in different ways, Oslo was very emotional & Manchester was just pure joy. Takk Sigur Rós

  • Jonnie

    says:

    It was moss and lichen on rocks
    It was ice and fire and water
    It was blue skies and mist
    It was a crack in Eyjafjallajökull
    It was lava flow and geysers
    It was the sound of thunder
    It was a whisper in my ear from a loved one in a forest
    It was beautiful
    It moved me to tears

    Takk Sigur Rós ❤️

  • Matt

    says:

    In parts spiritual, in parts performance art. Just look up the synonyms for esoteric and that summarises the night. Thank you.

  • Dave Ellis

    says:

    Just to add, hope to see you again soon… please

  • Karren

    says:

    Five long years since I saw them last.
    It was a beautifully curated stylist and a stunning light show. I’ve seen these guys several times and this was probably the best they’ve been.

  • HappiGoth

    says:

    Witnessing.Sigur Ros last night in Manchester was so beautifully cathartic. Having heard of the heartbreaking news that Mimi Parker from LOW had sadly passed away over the weekend. Being able to emerce myself into the soundpool of Sigur’s music was so uplifting and empowering. As with LOW I have been a fan of Sigur Ros for over 20 years; seeing them both around 20+ times. Whilst musically they may sound very different from.each other. Emotionally they have both created the same experience of a place of safety in which we can return to; when no matter how violent ; cold or ugly the world can seem. Both Sigur Ros & LOW remind us there is so much more beauty and joy in this world than we are shown.

    Thank you Sigur for last night it was truly wonderful.

    Rest in peace Mimi Parker
    Love HappiGoth

  • Karren

    says:

    Five long years since I saw them last.
    It was a beautifully curated setlist and a stunning light show. I’ve seen these guys several times and this was probably the best they’ve been.

  • Stuart Athay

    says:

    An almost spiritual experience. The sweeping soundscapes filled the O2. It was an emotionally charged set with everyone fixated. Saeglopur was a personal highlight a classic played with all the intensity of when Takk.. came out. It’s a must see show that was visually just as beautiful with incredible lighting to compliment the aura.

  • Gavin

    says:

    My first chance to see them but have been a fan for years, and it was one of the most moving performances I’ve ever seen. Svefn-g-englar was perfect, and Festival made my heart soar and my cheeks wet. Thank you for a magical experience.

  • Brian

    says:

    First time seeing Sigur, my god what an experience!!! Absolutely outstanding and even better than I dreamt it would be. It just goes to show the music does the talking , you don’t need to know the lyrics lol

    What a professional band, was nearly in tears at the end when they came on and said thanks

    First time at apollo and what a venue

    What all so made it for me was the lack of people using their phones which was great

    Easily in my top 5 gigs and I’ve been to a few over the years!

  • Simon

    says:

    This was my third time seeing Sigur Rós and once again the performance was amazing. SR on vinyl is a delight, SR Live is another level of excellence.

  • Nick T

    says:

    Visceral, epic, majestic. I thought the roof was going to collapse. Have been listening since 2000 and you still sound huge. Thanks boys!

  • Sami

    says:

    Hands down the best concert I’ve ever been to, was beautiful, amazing. I feel thankful to be alive in this moment for me to be here for this. I needed this reminder of how wonderful Life can be, thankyou.

  • Danny

    says:

    I attended last night with my brother and my carer. I had heard the setlists were perfection. Indeed they were. As an avid fan I can vouch for the fact that no one can expect to see a more emotional and musically eclectic representation of Sigur Ros. My first show was all about the continued buildup to being a superfan beforehand. Then the reward which on a spiritual and emotional was monumental for me. This one was all about the setlist. Even I’m saying as an avid fan I will never see them present a better example of themselves. The whole night was unbelievable fan service. Highlights include:

    1. Samskeyti – most wanted live track. This alone totally made my night.
    2. Andvari – A track I’ve always wanted to see. An unbelievable honour to witness. Never to be forgotten.
    3. Festival – Another absolute favourite. Incredibly epic and showcases everything incredible about them on the lighter side.
    4. Glosoli – Always a favourite. One of the reasons I fell in love with them. Not immediately but with patience and time I did.
    5. Popplagio – The grandaddy of them all live. Given the ground that covers that’s an incredible statement to make. It’s true though.

    Thank you Jon, George, Kjartan + Obo.

    So I reach the end of an era with you guys. The old material completed. A new most wanted absolutely perfect fan service setlist. Now for the new album. A new era. I only hope I don’t have to wait nine years again. Takk Fyrir 2005 – present.

    Danny

    West Yorkshire

    England

  • Ann Jurczyszyn

    says:

    I’ve seen you 11 times now and everyone has been special. My friend saw you for the first time last night and said you were “phenomenal “
    Thanks for a brilliant night!

  • Neil Leigh

    says:

    Been privileged to witness the magisterial genius of Sigur Ros nine times now – a run that stretches all the way back to 2000. But it may well be that Monday night at the Apollo was my most memorable night yet in their magnificent company. I thought 2013 at Jodrell Bank and 2005 at the Lowry would be hard to top but I think they managed it this week. We’ve never needed their light and joy more in these troubled times – and how wonderful was it to see Kjartan back on stage? What’s more, in Gold 2 I think they have conjured up what is possibly my new all-time favourite Sigur Ros song. Just so beautiful and so moving. I cannot wait for the new album – and hopefully it won’t be too long before we see you again. Takk.

  • It was a stunning 2-hour set and a perfect, emotional ride by a band at the top of their game and a band who are still doing it their way, just like they have for the last 25 years. A band who sound like no other band on Earth. The alluring, brittle and just perfect “Untitled #6 – E-Bow” had me closing my eyes and resting my head on the wall, it was simply one of the most emotional moments I’ve ever felt at a gig. Thank you. My full review of the gig is here:-

    Sigur Rós – “2022 World Tour” O2 Apollo Manchester 7/11/22.

  • Simon

    says:

    My 9th Sigur Rós gig overall, and worth it for Samskeyti alone, I’ll never tire of seeing my favourite band live, roll on the next tour!!

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