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Explosions in the sky and 9/11

People got always upset for the wrong reasons, ridiculous reasons like this one: the band Explosions in the Sky will play in Boise Idaho on September 11th, and a picture of the sign at the Egyptian theater in Boise advertising the concert has ended up on the NBC New York website, with an article saying it was ‘a poorly timed concert’, reminding us how many people were still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from the attack that killed more than 2,700 people!
People should stop seeing signs everywhere, the band was not connected to the attack, they are not terrorists, so this should not be an issue! They are in the middle of a tour and have a date on September 11th, what’s the problem?

‘I think it's unfortunate that the band is being equated with the tragic events of 9/11 in 2001’, said Joy Hart, the booking manager at the Egyptian Theatre, to NBC station KTVB.
‘It is absolutely a coincidence, it's very typical that we get big concerts coming through here on Sunday nights.’
‘It's unfortunate that this band has to be equated to those events. They formed in 1999 and I'm sure this is something that they deal with on an ongoing basis’.

Exactly, she is right, it is a coincidence, something that happens very often. And she added that they have not had any complaints, so why the big fuss NBC New York?

But they go on with their ‘signs’ obsession, pointing out that the band had already to deal with 9/11 questions because of the artwork of their 2001 album ‘Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever’, that was showing a drawing of a plane shining a light on an angel, and was including a liner note with the powerful sentence: ‘this plane will crash tomorrow’. Guitarist Michael James was even detained at an airport because his guitar case had a sticker with the same sentence. Ha! Since the album was released a few months before the terrorist attack, does this mean they had predicted it?? Again,… ridiculous.

Go see Explosions in the Sky live, especially if you are in Boise! I will try to catch them at the FYF Fest in September. At least, they are not playing in New York at this infamous date….

Here are their tour dates:

09/01 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
09/02 San Diego, CA – SOMA
09/03 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/05 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library (SOLD OUT)
09/08 Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
09/09 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
09/15 Marfa, TX Vizcaino Park
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
10/01 Baltimore, MD – Ram's Head Live
10/02 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
10/03 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
10/05 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10/06 Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre
10/07 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
10/08 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

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