One of the most beloved bands in the genre of post-rock, Explosions In the Sky, has maintained a strong fan base thanks to the quality of its music and live shows. The Austin-based band has released numerous great albums and has penetrated other areas of pop culture, including movies and television.
An Explosion of Talent
Explosions In the Sky is an instrumental, post-rock band, meaning they take the basic elements of rock music, such as guitar, bass and drums, and change them up by exploring different sounds and song structures. The band was started in 1999 and was first known as "Breaker Morant." Its first album, How Strange, Innocence, was released the following year. A year later came its second album, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever. In 2003, it saw excellent reception for its third album, The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, which featured production from John Congleton, who's since produced multiple other albums for the band. Mainstream recognition came in 2004, when the band composed the score for the football drama Friday Night Lights, directed by Peter Berg. The Rescue, a concept album about being stranded, came out in 2005. In 2007, it released All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, its fifth album. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care followed in 2011. The latest Explosions In the Sky album, The Wilderness came out in 2016. In addition to Friday Night Lights, it's also scored the films Prince Avalanche and Manglehorn, both directed by David Gordon Green, as well as Lone Survivor, which was also directed by Peter Berg. Various television series and films have used Explosion In the Sky's music, including One Tree Hill, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Kite Runner and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Where can I buy Explosions In the Sky tickets?
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Where can I see Explosions In the Sky?
Explosions In the Sky will be touring North America this fall. It'll be appearing in cities such as Los Angeles, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Boulder, El Prado, Knoxville, Buffalo, St. Paul and Houston. In February 2020, it'll embark on a European tour that runs through May. This will bring it to cities such as Lisbon, Barcelona, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Dublin and Berlin.
What can I expect from Explosions In the Sky?
Explosions In the Sky concerts are simple when it comes to performance and setup. Its visuals are kept at a minimum, with not much more than a tasteful light display. The band is also intensely focused on its music. However, these qualities don't take away from the experience. If anything, they enhance it by bringing you so much more into the moment. People will talk about seeing Explosions In the Sky and getting goosebumps. When you see the band, you'll realize why that description is more than fair.
What is Explosions In the Sky's tour setlist like?
Albums that have been represented at recent Explosions In the Sky concerts include The Wilderness, The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever and All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone. The most-played songs at Explosions In the Sky concerts include "The Only Moment We Were Alone," "Catastrophe and the Cure," "Greet Death," "The Birth and Death of the Day" and "Your Hand in Mine."
How long are Explosions In the Sky concerts?
Explosions In the Sky concerts tend to run around 90 minutes long.
Who has Explosions In the Sky toured with?
Other acts that Explosions In the Sky has toured with include Fugazi and Nine Inch Nails.Back to Top