Additionally, Take Care… was the #1 selling vinyl LP and #3 selling independent release in the country in its debut week.
In touring news, Explosions In The Sky wrapped the first leg of its recent U.S. headline tour with two sold out shows, April 30 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery and May 1 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, followed by a pair of dates supporting Arcade Fire for two dates in Explosions’ native Texas. The band begins a UK/Europe tour May 15 in Edinburgh, featuring sold out headline engagements at the Roundhouse in London and Le Bataclan in Paris.
Following its return from Europe in June, Explosions In The Sky will play the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester TN as well as a newly announced June 17 headline at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in its homebase of Austin TX.
Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is Explosions In The Sky’s fifth album. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX’s Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey.
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
05/15/11 – Edinburgh, UK – HMV Picture House
05/16/11 – Dublin, IRL – Vicar St
05/17/11 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
05/19/11 – London, UK – Roundhouse +
05/20/11 – Paris, France – Bataclan +
05/22/11 – Berlin, DEU – Postbahnhof
05/23/11 – Koln, DEU – Essigfabrik
05/24/11 – Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
05/25/11 – Amsterdam, NLD – Paradiso
05/27/11 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
06/09-12/11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo*
06/17/11 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
08/11/11 – Olso, Norway – Oya Festival
08/12-13/11 – Gothenburg, SWE – Way Out West Festival
08/19/11 – Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival