Boom!… Apologies. Explosions in the Sky announce UK and European dates

Following excellent reviews for their new album “End”, and a sold-out international tour last year, Explosions In The Sky have announced news of UK & European live dates and festival appearances in August including headline performances at ArcTanGent and Green Man Festival where the band will be the close out the tent on the Sunday. Dates and info are below.

“End “was apparently inspired by darkness, but then became a loud, dramatic, wild rumination on life and death as they detail here: “Our starting point was the concept of an ending—death, or the end of a friendship or relationship,” state the band. “Every song comes from a story, or an idea one of us has had that we’ve all expanded on and made its own world. Maybe it’s our nature, but we kept feeling that the album title was ultimately open to a lot more interpretation—the end of a thing or a time can mean a stop, but it can also mean a beginning, and what happens after one thing ends might pale in comparison to what it becomes next.” 

Explosions in the Sky have a reputation for bold, emotional, cinematic music and were included on an Uncut americana compilation back in 2004.  Nearly 25 years of being a band (with the same line-up the entire time), they’ve achieved both critical and commercial success making an especially non-commercial style of music – having sold nearly two million albums worldwide and scored five major motion pictures to date. They’ve become major players in the sound of modern sports films, documentaries, and television series – due largely to their genre-defining “Friday Night Lights” score – and have found a diverse array of major artists as fans as well, having been invited to tour with Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and many others.

“End” marks the band’s seventh, but not final, studio album, so they say….

Sunday 4th August – Leuven – Midzomer
Monday 5th August – Maastricht – Muziekgieterij
Tuesday 6th August – Antwerp – Amphitheatre Riviernhof
Wednesday 7th August – Amsterdam – Paradiso
Friday 9th August – Sicily – Ypsigrock Festival
Sunday 11th August – Cesena – Acieloperto Festival
Tuesday 13th August – Glasgow – SWG3 Galvanizers
Wednesday 14th August – Newcastle – Boiler Shop
Thursday 15th August – Compton Martin – ArcTanGent Festival
Friday 16th August – Brighton – Chalk
Sunday 18th August – Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival

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Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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David D Harper

I had never heard of Explosions In The Sky before tonight – how could that possibly happen/ life’s little mysteries – but now I like them a lot! I’m a huge Pink Floyd fan, and I have to say the first thing that struck me about Explosions is that their sonic fullness and amplitudinal density is the closest I’ve heard to the PF. Dense, full-expression music. I love it.