By: Spacelab Research Staff
Ten long years after they emerged from Austin, TX as an experimental, melodic, and hyperactive band, Explosions in the Sky will celebrate their tenth anniversary. They're also dragging an impressive list of bands to open up for them.
Check out this list and then find out a way to get to the city of your choice: No Age (Los Angeles), Jason Lytle of Grandaddy (New York), The Octopus Project (Austin), Eluvium (Los Angeles), Constantines (New York), and The Wooden Birds (Austin).
After that, EITS will play Broken Social Scene's annual Toronto Island festival on July 11th.
Drummer Chris Hrasky remembers the bands early days: “In the summer of 1999, Michael (James, bass player) and I were working for the Gallup poll, manning the phones. They announced an employee talent show. We signed up. We shared the stage with a Michael Jackson impersonator, an interpretive dancer and, I think, a magician. I remember that my drumset sort of fell apart about halfway through our show. After it was over, someone came up to us and said ‘that was the best heavy metal I've ever heard.'”
Explosions in the Sky Tour Dates
06-27 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium with No Age and Eluvium
06-30 New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage with Constantines
07-2 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre with Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy)
07-4 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek with The Octopus Project and The Wooden Birds
07-11 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Olympic Island with Broken Social Scene, Apostle of Hustle and Beach House, and more
09-9 Antwerp, Belgium @ Ampitheatre Riviernhof
09-11 Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival