Explosions In The Sky announce Australia & New Zealand tour – 2024

Following their critically acclaimed new album End, and sold-out international tours last year, Explosions In The Sky have announced a string of Australian and New Zealand live dates and festival appearances in May.

The dates include two performances of their landmark album The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, in celebration of its 20th anniversary for Vivid Festival at Sydney Opera House, appearing among the Spunk Records 25th finale lineup alongside Aldous Harding and The Middle East.

Long renowned for their cathartic and euphoric live shows, the dates mark the bands’ first Australian appearance since their 2017 run, which saw them perform two sold-out headline shows at Sydney Opera House.

Their latest full-length release End is arguably the grandest Explosions In The Sky album to date – melding the quiet restraint and crushing weight of their early recordings with the aural exploration and ornate experimentation of their later works all the while incorporating skills and insights gleaned from their increasingly deep film and television scoring experiences.

While End was inspired by darkness, it became a loud, dramatic, wild rumination on life and death. Over nearly 25 years of being a band Explosions In The Sky have achieved remarkable critical and commercial success while making an especially non-commercial style of music – having sold nearly two million albums worldwide and scored five major motion pictures to date. They’ve become the sound of modern sports films, documentaries and television series – due largely to their genre-defining Friday Night Lights score – and have found a diverse array of major artists as fans as well, having been invited to tour with Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and many others.



Sunday, May 19 – Powerstation – Auckland
Monday, May 20 – The Tivoli – Brisbane
Wednesday, May 22 – The Forum, Melbourne
Friday, May 24 – Sydney Opera House (Joan Sutherland Theatre), Sydney
Saturday, May 25 – Sydney Opera House (Joan Sutherland Theatre), Sydney
Monday, May 27 – Astor Theatre, Perth