The Explosion Just Added To New York Dolls Show! April 28th, Irving Plaza

Music News | Apr 26th, 2005

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THE EXPLOSION have just returned from the UK, where they took the crowds by storm. They played a string of dates with New Found Glory and Good Charlotte, and are heading back out on the road. They will be playing dates throughout the Northeast and the eastern half of the country concluding with a May 14th date at the Knitting Factory in New York. They are scheduled to begin the Warped Tour June 18th. Here’s what the UK press said about The Explosion’s recent shows…

“The Explosion’s slightly darker takes on the timeless catchy tunes-meet-fiery-guitars formula promises to set them apart from the hordes of clones doing the rounds.”

– Kerrang

“This rocks and rolls with old school ferocity, preened by contemporary production techniques. In a vapid mainstream, where some younger fans are led to believe all sorts of crap is punk, The Explosion at least do something to redress the balance.”

– Rock Sounds

“All the way from Boston MA, The Explosion’s pop-punk energy, ahem, blasts things off. ‘Here I Am’ and ‘I Know’ from forthcoming third album ‘Black Tape’ rock like early Green Day with politics.”

Tour Dates As Follows…

4/21/05 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
4/22/05 Providence, RI Living Room
4/23/05 Quinnipiac College Hamden, CT
4/24/05 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
4/25/05 Crowbar State College, PA
4/26/05 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
4/27/05 Project Wilkinsburg, PA
4/28/05 NY, NY Irving Plaza w/ New York Dolls
4/29/05 Saratoga Winners Latham, NY
5/2/05 Alley Katz Richmond, VA
5/3/05 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
5/4/05 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
5/6/05 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
5/7/05 Alvin’s Detroit, MI
5/12/05 The Station Portland, ME
5/13/05 Middle East Cambridge, MA
5/14/05 Knitting Factory New York City, NY

6/18/05 Germain Amphitheater Columbus, OH
6/19/05 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, WI
6/21/05 UMB Bank Pavilion St. Louis, MO
6/22/05 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Kansas City, MO
6/24/05 Smirnoff Center Dallas, TX
6/25/05 Reliant Center Houston, TX
6/26/05 Verizon Amp Parking Lot San Antonio, TX
6/28/05 NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces, NM
6/30/05 Coors Amphitheater San Diego, CA
7/1/05 Cal State Long Beach Long Beach, CA
7/2/05 Pier 30/32 Embarcadero San Francisco, CA
7/3/05 Seaside Park Ventura, CA
7/4/05 Save Mart Arena Fresno, CA
7/6/05 Pomona Fairplex Pomona, CA
7/7/05 Sleep Train Amp Parking Lot Sacramento, CA
7/8/05 Idaho Center Nampa, ID
7/9/05 Gorge Amp Parking Lot Seattle, WA
7/10/05 Columbia Meadows Portland, OR
7/15/05 Gallatin Valley Ice Garden Bozeman, MT
7/16/05 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, UT
7/17/05 Invesco Field Denver, CO