Amina changes name to Amiina, tours 4 continents with Sigur Ros

Amiina

Amiina

The all-female Icelandic quartet, formerly known as Amina, has changed the spelling of its name to Amiina (pronounced Ah-mee-na) and will be touring with Sigur Ros in the UK, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and the US over the next three months. The name change was a decision the band reached on its own, and was done in an effort to avoid being confused with several artists around the world with similar names (just take a look at AllMusic.com for examples). Amiina released an EP last year on the Worker’s Institute label and will follow it up later in 2006 with its first full-length, which is nearing completion now, but is still without an official title or final track listing. In addition to serving as the opening act for Sigur Ros, the band does double duty and performs with the band as its string section as well.

Amiina Tour Dates:
(all dates with Sigur Ros except where noted)

3-27 Manchester, England – Manchester Apollo
3-28 London, England – Hammersmith Apollo
3-29 London, England – Hammersmith Apollo
4-02 Nagoya, Japan – Zepp
4-03 Osaka, Japan – Namba Hatch
4-04 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya-Ax
4-05 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya-Ax
4-07 Hong Kong, China – Hitec
4-09 Perth, Australia – Perth Concert Hall
4-11 Melbourne, Australia – The Palais
4-12 Sydney, Australia – The Enmore
4-15 Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli
4-17 Auckland, New Zealand – St. James
5-01 San Rafael, CA – Marin Center
5-03 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
5-04 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
5-05 Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
5-08 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
5-09 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
5-10 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside
5-11 Detroit, MI – State Theatre
5-13 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
5-14 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
6-04 New York, NY – Bang on a Can Festival (without Sigur Ros)

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