The post-rock band Explosions In The Sky are turning 20 this year, and in honor of the milestone, they’re headed out on tour.
“Hi everyone, our band turns 20 years old this year and to celebrate we’re playing some shows this Fall,” the band said in a tweet today. “We hope to see some of you out there. And thanks for sticking with us for so long. We truly appreciate it.”
They’re set to kick-off the run in Mesa, Arizona on September 11, followed by gigs in cities like Oakland, Denver, Raleigh, New York City, Detroit, and St Paul. After hitting a number of theaters, including Sacramento’s Crest and Lincoln’s The Bourbon, the group will wrap-up in Oklahoma City’s Criterion Theater late October.
This is their first tour in a few years, following 2016’s The Wilderness. Back when the record was released, guitarist Munaf Rayani told Stereogum that he’s pleased the group’s sound is still prevalent, but has evolved, noting that they’ve shown their voice “under a different light,” which he hopes is a “refined” version of the band.
Explosions In The Sky are best-known for 2003’s eight-minute track “Your Hand In Mine” from The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, along with 2007’s “So Long, Lonesome.” Their music has been featured in a variety of TV shows, films, and documentaries. Most notably, a handful of tracks are featured in the Friday Night Lights movie and TV show, as well as One Tree Hill. They’re also featured on almost every track of the Lone Survivor soundtrack and the entire soundtrack of Prince Avalanche.
Check out the group’s full list of upcoming tour dates below.
Explosions In The Sky 20th Anniversary Tour 2019
September 11 — Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
September 12 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
September 13 — Santa Ana, CA @ Yost TheaterSt
September 14 — Point Reyes, CA @ Love Field
September 16 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
September 17 — Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theater
September 19 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
September 20 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
September 21 — Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
September 22 — Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater
October 10 — Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
October 11 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
October 12 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 13 — New York, NY @ Knockdown Center
October 14 — Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
October 16 — Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Cathedral
October 17 — Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
October 18 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
October 19 — St Paul, MN @ The Palace Theater
October 20 — Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
October 22 — Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre
October 23 — Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
October 24 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Criterion Theater