Explosions In The Sky Create Controversy September 11 Concert
NBC News is reporting that post-rockers Explosions in the Sky are causing a bit of a controversy over a poorly worded marquee and an ill-timed concert.
The marquee over The Egyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho (left) reads "Explosions in the Sky Concert September 11." The controversy stems from the notion that the name of the band combined with the date creates a painful link in the minds of people with the World Trade Center attacks from September 11, 2001 in which over 2700 people were killed.
This isn't the first time the band has had to contend with 9/11 problems, as their second album, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, featured a plane on the cover with a note in the album's booklet saying "this plane will crash tomorrow." The album was released in late August of 2001.
According to the original NBC report, the band has issued no comment so far.
You Might Also Like...
Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Using Classical-Style Arpeggios, and How to Play the Solo in “Weenie Ride” — Video14 hours 37 min ago
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi on Fighting with Skinheads, "War Pigs" Inspiration and More16 hours 29 min ago
17 hours 31 min ago
18 hours 57 min ago
19 hours 11 min ago
19 hours 42 min ago
20 hours 56 min ago
In the Magazine
Most Commented Articles
GUITAR WORLD ON FACEBOOK
Guitar World on Twitter
- 1 of 373