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Explosions in the Sky announce tour — 2011 dates, presale, video from Hollywood Forever Cemetery

EITS @ The Backyard in Austin, TX (more by Tim Griffin)
Explosions in the Sky

Texas instrumental group Explosions in the Sky released “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care” in April and have been keeping busy since. Their last tour included a headlining show at Radio City, and more recently some Texas shows with Arcade Fire (as pictured above). Between now and the fall they’ll play various European dates and North American festivals, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza included. And in the fall, they’ll head out on a newly-announced North American tour. All dates are listed below, .

Wye Oak, who took part in the ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ show at Bowery on Sunday, open part of the tour. The Baltimore duo will not however be opening the NJ show happening at Wellmont Theatre on October 3 (one day after ATP happens in NJ). Explosions are not playing ATP this year (they played last year), and they don’t have a another NYC date scheduled at the moment either (Montclair is pretty close though).

A fan club pre-sale for all dates begins Wednesday (5/25). General public sales beging Friday (5/27). All tour dates, and some cool video from their recent shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, below…


Explosions in the Sky in Los Angeles from The Hirsches on Vimeo.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 2011-2012 DATES
05/23 – Koln, DEU – Essigfabrik
05/24 – Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
05/25 – Amsterdam, NLD – Paradiso
05/27 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
06/09-12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo*
06/17 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
07/22 – Seattle , WA Capitol Hill Block Party
08/05-07 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
08/11 – Olso, Norway – Oya Festival
08/12-13 – Gothenburg, SWE – Way Out West Festival
08/15 — Utrecht, NLD Tivoli
08/16 — Luxembourg, LUX Den Atelier
08/18 – Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop
08/19 – Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
09/1 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre
09/2 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
09/5 — Big Sur, CA — Henry Miller Library
09/8 — Spokane, WA –Bing Crosby Theater
09/9 — Vancouver, BC — The Vogue Theatre
09/11 — Boise, ID — Egyptian Theatre
09/13 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore Auditorium
09/14 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theatre
09/16 — Dallas, TX –AT&T Performing Arts Center – Strauss Square
09/21 — Champaign-Urbana, IL Pygmalion Music Festival
09/28 — New Orleans, LA — Tipitina’s *
09/29 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle *
09/30 — Asheville, NC — Orange Peel *
10/1 — Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live
10/2 — Philadelphia, PA — Tower Theater
10/3 — Montclair, NJ — Wellmont Theatre
10/5 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theatre
10/6 — Montreal, QC — Metropolis Theatre *
10/7 — Toronto, ON — Sound Academy *
10/8 — Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre *
10/10 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue *
10/11 — Des Moines, IA — Val Air Ballroom *
10/12 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre *
10/13 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom *
1/27/12–London, UK — Brixton Academy
* Wye Oak supports

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