Posted on Monday 10th February 2020 at 15:30
The tour has already travelled across the United States and the European leg is well under way – their Paris performance saw them showcase a career spanning setlist. Alongside the tour, the band have reissued How Strange, Innocence (2000) and The Rescue (2005) as well as merch designs from the past two decades.
On latest record, The Wilderness, their powerful and charismatic sound has shifted to make them one of the most unmistakeable outfits of the 21st century – Pitchfork call it “quietly masterful, emotionally rich work” and offer a plethora of situations that Explosions in the Sky would not feel out of place: “sunsets you'll remember a decade later, stumbling first kisses, half-heard car alarms during a comforting dream, that horribly unreal and frozen moment when you first hear a friend has died, walks alone at dusk, laying on your back and watching the constellations with the person you want to grow old with, the calm of seeing a loved one sleep.”
Pitchfork aren’t wrong and when we look back at the past twenty years, Explosions in the Sky have continuously released elegant and spellbinding soundscapes. With intensity guaranteed, their show at Manchester’s Albert Hall is not one to be missed.
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