NPR Music will be providing the exclusive livestream of Explosions In The Sky’s second of two sold out nights at Washington D.C.’s iconic 9:30 Club this Thursday, May 19 starting at 9:30 p.m. ET. Fans can “Like” NPR Music on Facebook to receive a push notification when the livestream starts.
Explosions In The Sky—comprised of Christopher Hrasky, Michael James, Munaf Rayani and Mark Smith—has seen its sixth album The Wilderness (Temporary Residence Ltd) released to rapturous reception from critics and their massive, passionate fanbase alike. From NPR’s own Bob Boilen hailing The Wilderness as “the best marijuana record since Pink Floyd’s Meddle” to a recent debut performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert–not to mention career high chart debuts–2016 has already proven a banner year for the band.
Likewise, Explosions In The Sky’s current tour has already shaped up as its most ambitious and successful to date, selling out venues in advance the world over, from the Royal Albert Hall in London to multiple nights at Los Angeles’ Theater at the Ace Hotel, and multiple points in between—including of course this week’s two nights at the 9:30 Club.
Tune in Thursday and find out why the tour’s sold-out two-show opening stand at Austin, Texas’ Paramount Theater moved the Austin Chronicle to rave “This wasn’t just a gig. This was an arrival 16 years coming… This was the moment when EITS went from being Texas’ kings of post-rock to scene emperors.”