Though etiquette guides suggest celebrating 10-year anniversaries with diamonds, Explosions In The Sky is opting for sweaty summertime concerts. The Austin-based quartet celebrates a decade’s worth of dreamy, instrumental noise with a handful of special anniversary shows in three U.S. cities: Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium June 27, NYC's Central Park Summer Stage on June 30, and Chicago’s Congress Theater on July 2. Tickets for all three U.S. dates go on sale through Ticketmaster this Saturday, March 14. The band will also play a pair of dates in Belgium and the UK in September.
Since forming, the quartet has released four full-length albums, starting with 2000’s How Strange, Innocence, and its most recent, 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The band’s sweeping, cinematic sound has caught the attention of Hollywood music supervisors in recent years, appearing in films like The Diving Bell And The Butterfly and Friday Night Lights (and its TV spinoff).