Iceland’s Sigur Rós are returning to Australia this month for a series of live shows, including a coveted spot at Splendour in The Grass in Byron Bay.
They are also set to perform at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion and Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, and, after being made aware of recent comments by former tennis player Margaret Court, Sigur Rós commissioned a special t-shirt design by London-based illustrator Andrew Rae. The crest celebrates positivity and inclusion, with all proceeds going to Australian Marriage Equality.
While Sigur Rós acknowledge that Margaret Court’s opinions are not shared by the majority of Australians, they want to add their voice to the call for marriage equality in Australia — right on Margaret Court Arena itself.
The band approached London-based illustrator Andrew Rae to create a special crest. He said,
“That anyone still has to raise awareness about marriage equality in this day and age seems bizarre to me. As long as some people still think they have the right to decide who other people fall in love with then there’s still work to be done.”
The t-shirt will be available at all the band’s Australian performances including Splendour in The Grass. International customers will be able to buy the t-shirt via sigur-ros.co.uk and bandtshirts.com.au.
Sigur Rós Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates
- July 21 – Spark Arena – Auckland, New Zealand
- July 23 – Splendour in The Grass – Byron Bay, Australia SOLD OUT
- July 25 – Hordern Pavillion – Sydney, Australia
- July 27 – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Australia SOLD OUT