Snow Patrol

From14 January 2019to21 May 2019

Snow Patrol

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Snow Patrol is a rock band hailing from Dundee, Scotland who formed in 1994. Since debuting, they have become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of their generation, famed for their iconic anthems “Chasing Cars” and “Run”, along with their six-hit studio albums.

Some bands are just lucky. There are those that score a record deal the week after they form and go straight to the top of the charts before they’ve played their tenth gig, but they’re usually flash in the pan novelty acts who find themselves out of date as quickly as they found success. It’s safe to say that Snow Patrol, who toiled for a decade in obscurity before they hit the big-time, is not one of those bands. Forming as Shrug while singer and guitarist Gary Lightbody, bassist Mark Mclelland, and drummer Michael Morrison were all studying together at the University of Dundee, Snow Patrol began life as just another student-led indie band. They played gigs in pubs to very few people and releasing EP’s that very few people ever bought, and it took them three years to sign to their first label. Their first album “Songs For Polarbears” was released in 1998 and after all that effort, the album tanked, though the critical notices it received were unanimously positive.

This was the also the case with their second album 2001’s “When It’s All Over You Still Have To Clean Up” which lead to the band being dropped by their record label. A hellish period of time followed, in which the band were playing gigs to less people than they played to when they formed. It’s quite safe to say that what followed is one of the most inspiring come-backs in British rock history, and it’s all down to a song that, at the time of its release, was already around four years old. While the band had struggled along, Richard Smerniki, a fan of the band who had gone to university with its members had gone on to become Polydor Records’ Scottish A&R rep, and his brother Paul had gone on to manage Fiction Records. Once they became aware of the band’s label situation, they sent some talent scouts over to the band’s Glasgow headquarters to listen to some of their demos, and they were impressed enough to sign the band to Black Lion, a subsidiary of Polydor Records.

In 2003, their album “Final Straw” was released, and after its initial release proved to be a modest word of mouth success, the release of its second single, “Run”, shot the band into the stratosphere. A top five hit on the singles chart, it propelled the album into the upper regions of the charts, peaking at number three, and set up the band as one of the hottest rock bands in the country, nearly a decade into their career. Three further hit singles from the album, along with a stint supporting U2 on their wildly successful Vertigo Tour cemented their position as the next big thing in British rock. It would take them ten years to conquer their home country, but it would only take them a further three to make them one of the biggest bands in the world thanks to their timeless hit single “Chasing Cars”. Needless to say, the band were still an enormous deal back home, and its parent album “Eyes Open” became the biggest selling album of the year in the U.K to show that, beating out stiff competition from Arctic Monkeys and Take That in the process.

To this day, Snow Patrol remains one of the world’s most beloved rock bands. They’ve headlined festivals, sold out arenas, supported the world’s biggest bands and seem set for stadium slaying dominance in the very near future. Over twenty years into their career, they’re still at the very top of their game, and they come highly recommended.

 

Monday 14 January 2019

Snow Patrol

Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tuesday 15 January 2019

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Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday 16 January 2019

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Velodrom, Berlin, Germany

Friday 18 January 2019

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Zenith, Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany

Saturday 19 January 2019

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Samsung Hall Zürich, Dubendorf, Switzerland

Sunday 20 January 2019

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König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany

Tuesday 22 January 2019

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Forest National / Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday 23 January 2019

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Zénith de Paris, Paris, France

Friday 25 January 2019

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Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Saturday 26 January 2019

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The O2 Arena, London, UK

Sunday 27 January 2019

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Windsor Hall – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK

Tuesday 29 January 2019

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First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

Wednesday 30 January 2019

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Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

Thursday 31 January 2019

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The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

Saturday 02 February 2019

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SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK

Friday 08 February 2019

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Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Saturday 09 February 2019

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Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer, Vienna, Austria

Monday 11 February 2019

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Fabrique, Milan, Italy

Wednesday 13 February 2019

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Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain

Thursday 14 February 2019

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La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

Saturday 16 February 2019

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Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal

Saturday 16 March 2019

Snow Patrol

with Santana, Korn, and 36 others

Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico

Saturday 16 March 2019 – Sunday 17 March 2019

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Vive Latino 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

Thursday 28 March 2019 – Tuesday 02 April 2019

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Asuncionico 2019

Espacio IDESA, Asunción, Paraguay

Friday 29 March 2019 – Sunday 31 March 2019

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Lollapalooza 2019

Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Lollapalooza 2019

Parque O’Higgins, Santiago, Chile

Friday 05 April 2019 – Sunday 07 April 2019

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Lollapalooza 2019

Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos), São Paulo, Brazil

Thursday 18 April 2019

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South Side Ballroom at Gilley’s, Dallas, TX, US

Saturday 20 April 2019

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Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TX, US

Sunday 21 April 2019

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Revention Music Center, Houston, TX, US

Tuesday 23 April 2019

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Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, US

Wednesday 24 April 2019

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The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA, US

Friday 26 April 2019

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The Anthem, Washington, DC, US

Saturday 27 April 2019

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Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, US

Monday 29 April 2019

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Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, US

Tuesday 30 April 2019

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Terminal 5, New York, NY, US

Friday 03 May 2019

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Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada

Saturday 04 May 2019

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Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI, US

Tuesday 07 May 2019

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Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, US

Wednesday 08 May 2019

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First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US

Friday 10 May 2019

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Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO, US

Saturday 11 May 2019

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The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT, US

Monday 13 May 2019

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Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tuesday 14 May 2019

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Roseland Theater, Portland, OR, US

Wednesday 15 May 2019

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Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA, US

Saturday 18 May 2019

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The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, US

Monday 20 May 2019

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The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, US

Tuesday 21 May 2019

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The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, US

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