On Second Thought, Sigur Rós Front Man Jónsi Would Really Rather Not Get Up Close and Personal With His Fans


Tour-cancellation announcements don't usually come as frank as this, so hats off to Sigur Rós front man Jónsi and his PR team for not messing about when it came to explaining why the dude canceled his "Go Closer" series of free acoustic shows at indie-record stores. The statement reads: "We, the management, are going to take the blame here, since it was us who thought this was a great opportunity to counterpoint the weight and scale of production at his theatrical shows with something super low-key and intimate. We talked him into it. And we stand by the fact that it is a great idea … on paper. Jonsi himself, however, was always sceptical about how in would pan out in reality. And standing there nose-to-nose with fans in the cold light of day the other day in Origami Records, Los Angeles, he had the sudden and undeniable realisation that this is not the environment in which he flourishes. Arguably it was the most uncomfortable experience of his ten years in the public eye." [Official site via Pitchfork]