My first time seeing Sigur Rós play came in Golden Gate Park, squeezed into a festival crowd of maybe 15,000 as rain slowly pushed its way through the San Francisco fog and over captivated faces.
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It may seem pretentious to use the word rapturous to describe a concert-going experience, but the delight of seeing Jónsi Þór Birgisso is difficult to describe in any other way. Jónsi -- singer and guitarist of Sigur Rós -- is on tour for his 2010 solo record, Go. Expectations were set high for this tour for those familiar with the renowned live performances of Sigur Rós.
For 15 years Icelandic musician Jón "Jónsi" Þór Birgisson has entertained audiences with his soft melodies and versatile falsetto. As the guitarist and front man of Sigur Rós, Jónsi contributes to the post-rock band's infamously calm, dream-like sound. His recent solo ventures, however, are notable departures.