Enigmatic Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR will kick off a string of special European shows at the Islington Assembly Hall in London, UK this Saturday, May 14. The tour will lead the band through six countries and nine performances with a final concert at Palac Akropolis in Prague on May 22.
SÓLSTAFIR will perform their latest album ‘Ótta’ in its entirety with a string quartet, including members of HEXVESSEL and THE OCEAN, and Martin Curtis-Powell (CRADLE OF FILTH, MY DYING BRIDE) on electric piano. The second part of the evening will be filled with fan favorites from the band’s back catalog.
SÓLSTAFIR have released a tour trailer for these performances, which can be viewed here. A list of confirmed tour dates can be seen below:
SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of the band’s critically acclaimed new album , ‘Otta’. The album, which has made Decibel Magazine’s top 40 albums of 2014, is streaming here, and is available now at the Season of Mist E-shop.
The artwork and track list for ‘Otta’ can be seen below:
‘Otta’ entered several European national album charts upon release: Finland at #2, Germany at #25, Switzerland at #64, Austria at #65 and their native Icelandic charts at #1. In the wake of the charting, press for SÓLSTAFIR has appeared in places such as Vice, Stereogum, Pitchfork Music, MTV, and more. A music video for “Lágnætti”, the lead track off the album is streaming here.
SÓLSTAFIR tour dates:
May 14 London (UK) @ Islington Assembly Hall
May 15 Paris (FR) @ Divan du Monde
May 16 Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
May 17 Hamburg (DE) @ Gruenspan
May 18 Leipzig (DE) @ Taubchental
May 19 Aarau (CH) @ KiFF
May 20 Wörgl (AT) @ Komma
May 21 Wien (AT) @ Arena
May 22 Praha (CZ) @ Palac Akropolis
May 28 München (DE) @ Rockavaria Festival
June 24 København (DK) @ Copenhell
July 07 Neskaupstaður (IS) @ Eistnaflug
July 08 Neskaupstaður (IS) @ Eistnaflug