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Explosions In the Sky Announce 20th Anniversary Tour

“Thanks for sticking with us for so long,” the noise-rock veterans said in a tweet. “We really appreciate it.”

BIRMINGHAM, AL - APRIL 09:  Munaf Rayani of Explosions in the Sky performs at Iron City on April 9, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.  (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

Munaf Rayani of Explosions in the Sky performs at Iron City on April 9, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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It’s been a couple years since instrumental noise-rock veterans Explosions in the Sky have hit the road, but that changes today. The band has announced a 20th anniversary tour beginning September 11th in Mesa, Arizona.

The band announced the run with a tweet: “Hi everyone, our band turns 20 years old this year and to celebrate we’re playing some shows this Fall. We hope to see some of you out there. And thanks for sticking with us for so long. We truly appreciate it.”

The band’s last album was their sixth, 2016’s The Wilderness. “If it hits you in the right mood of pillowy existential bumfuzzlement, its power to distract and even transport is pretty undeniable,” Rolling Stone’s Jon Dolan said at the time.

In 2016, the band reflected on their looming milestone year. “I’m pleased that our voice remains, and even further than that, we’ve evolved it,” guitarist Munaf Rayani told Stereogum. “We’ve showed it under a different light and from a different perspective. Think about yourself 20 years ago and what your thinking was, and then the maturation that’s occurred since then. Hopefully you feel a little bit more intelligent or more aware of the world than you once were. You believe what you believe with greater conviction now, and that’s what makes me feel good about where we are today. What you see is us, but I hope it’s a refined version of us.”

Explosions In the Sky Tour Dates

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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

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