Explosions in the Sky promise aural fireworks for May 2011 UK and Ireland shows

Explosions in the Sky
Explosions in the Sky

For fans of chiming guitars, epic drums and swathes of swirling melodic atmospheric post-rock, the news that Bella Union act Explosions in the Sky are following up their Big Chill appearance will surely bring a few ecstatic shivers down the spine.

The band has garnered much attention and love from the UK in recent years, surprisingly racking up a Top 60 album with 2007's "All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone" and 2011 will see the band deliver their first new studio set for 4 years. The new album is as yet untitled, but Explosions have hinted at a Spring release.

All of which brings us nicely to the proposed dates which will cover Dublin's Vicar Street on 16th May, Manchester's Academy on the 17th and a cunningly inserted Roundhouse gig in London on the 19th. I say cunningly because there is a gap on the 18th - possibly a day for another date (you never know - Scotland perhaps?). Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am (London) and 9am (Manchester), priced at around £18.50. Expect these gigs to sell fast.

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