After wrapping a summer support stint with Coldplay, alternative rock troupe Snow Patrol has announced a fresh block of North American concert dates for...

After wrapping a summer support stint with Coldplay, alternative rock troupe Snow Patrol has announced a fresh block of North American concert dates for 2009. The autumn itinerary kicks off with a September 10 concert at Myth in St. Paul, MN, and concludes October 20 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

The UK-based band will hit more than 20 cities across the United States and Canada during its six-week venture. Highlights include a September 22 concert at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY, an October 2 performance at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and an October 14 event at Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA.

The first two weeks of Snow Patrol’s run also include several two-night stands supporting international rock royalty U2 on the North American leg of the 360° Tour. Those opening performances are booked for September 12-13 at Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago, IL; September 16-17 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON; and September 20-21 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

Public onsales for the tour begin June 27, except for ticket sales in Washington, DC, and Kansas City, MO, which start July 10 and 11, respectively. Members of Snow Patrol’s fan club MySP can access tour presales, most of which will open a couple days before onsales.

Snow Patrol is still on tour behind its fifth studio album, “A Hundred Million Suns,” released in October 2008. The effort peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, earning the band its highest-ever placement on the U.S. album sales chart.

“This is our most complete record by far,” the band said in a statement on their Web site. “Our spikiness and our indie-ness are coming through again with all the poppiness of the last two records. There’s a lot of melody here and you can’t cloak that whatever you do with it. This album is touched by our entire history, and hopefully sounds like our future too.”

Snow Patrol debuted in 1998 with “Songs for Polarbears,” but didn’t break in the U.S. until 2004, when the band’s third studio album “Final Straw” was released in the states. Since then, the band has spilled into the mainstream with the popularity of singles such as “Run” and “Chasing Cars.”

Snow Patrol itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 10 St. Paul, MN Myth
September 12 – 13 Chicago, IL Soldier Field Stadium *
September 14 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
September 16 – 17 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre *
September 17 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
September 18 Montreal, QC Metropolis
September 20 – 21 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium *
September 22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
September 25 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
September 26 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
September 27 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
September 29 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
September 30 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
October 2 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 3 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
October 5 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
October 6 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
October 7 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
October 9 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
October 10 Orem, UT McKay Events Center
October 11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
October 13 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
October 16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
October 17 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre
October 20 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

* opening for U2