Sigur Ros' Iceland home base has recognized same-sex partnerships since 1996, but this isn't the case with all the places they perform. Currently in the middle of a world tour, the post-rock band is playing more than 130 shows and visiting 39 countries--they'll be stopping in Melbourne on July 27 at the Margaret Court Arena, named after the tennis star
who believes "in marriage
as a union between a man and a woman."
Fighting against her homophobic comments and demanding that Australia recognize same-sex marriage, Sigur Ros has created a special edition t-shirt with proceeds going to support
Australian Marriage Equality
. They've recruited London-based illustrator Andrew Rae to design a special hand drawn crest on the tee. "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," Rae said.
"We know Margaret Court's opinions are not shared by the majority of Australians," Sigur Ros added. "We want to add our voice to the call of marriage equality in Australia--right here on Margaret Court arena itself. Australia should be a country that celebrates positivity and inclusion, as well as achievement on the sporting field."
The band's tee will be available for purchasing at all their Australian performances, as well
. Read Sigur Ros' announcement, below.