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Explosions in the Sky Unveil First-Ever Video, Add Euro Tour Dates

Explosions In The Sky have unveiled the first official music video of the band's 12-year career.

The animated clip for "Last Known Surroundings" from the band's new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care was recently premiered at Wired.com, where it was described as "a Space-Tripping wonder ... like a celestial love child of the original Tron, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Japanese Art."

Months in the making, "Last Known Surroundings," directed by Ptarmak, a design studio based in Explosions' native Austin, Texas, who utilized illustrations by Sissy Emmons and animation from David Hobizal to create an otherworldly visual interpretation of the epic instrumental track.

Explosions In The Sky have also just announced a new run of overseas dates. Following a series that wraps with three August festivals as well as a September/October North American tour, the new dates begin Nov. 4 in Madrid, Spain, and conclude Nov. 20 in Bristol, England.

The full list of tour dates is below. In the meantime, here's the new video:

Last Known Surroundings from Explosions in the Sky on Vimeo.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY Live 2011-2012

  • 08/11 - Olso, Norway - Oya Festival
  • 08/12-13 - Gothenburg, SWE - Way Out West Festival
  • 08/19 - Brecon BEacons, UK - Green Man Festival
  • 09/1 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
  • 09/2 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
  • 09/3 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
  • 09/5 - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library (SOLD OUT)
  • 09/8 - Spokane, WA - Bing Crosby Theater
  • 09/9 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
  • 09/10 - Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
  • 09/11 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
  • 09/13 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
  • 09/14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
  • 09/16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Performing Arts Center - Strauss Square
  • 09/21 - Champaign-Urbana, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
  • 09/28 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's *
  • 09/29 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle *
  • 09/30 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
  • 10/1 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live **
  • 10/2 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater **
  • 10/3 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre**
  • 10/5 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre **
  • 10/6 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis Theatre *
  • 10/7 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
  • 10/8 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre *
  • 10/10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
  • 10/11 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom *
  • 10/12 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre *
  • 10/13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom *
  • 11/4 - Madrid SP - Anexa del Pabellon de Vistalegre
  • 11/5 - Zaragoza SP - Sala Oasis
  • 11/6 - Barcelona SP - Casino Alianca
  • 11/15 - Copenhagen DK - Vega
  • 11/18 - Hasselt BE - MOD
  • 11/19 - Kortrijk BE - De Kreun
  • 11/20 - Bristol UK - Academy
  • 1/27/12 - London UK - Brixton Academy

* Wye Oak supports
** The Antlers support

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.