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 10St. Paul, MNMyth
September 12 – 13Chicago, ILSoldier Field Stadium *
September 14Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
September 16 – 17Toronto, ONRogers Centre *
September 17Toronto, ONRogers Centre
September 18Montreal, QCMetropolis
September 20 – 21Foxborough, MAGillette Stadium *
September 22New York, NYBeacon Theatre
September 25Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
September 26Upper Darby, PATower Theatre
September 27Columbus, OHLifestyle Communities Pavilion
September 29Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
September 30Indianapolis, INMurat Egyptian Room
October 2Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
October 3Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
October 5Houston, TXWarehouse Live
October 6Austin, TXStubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
October 7Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
October 9Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
October 10Orem, UTMcKay Events Center
October 11Boise, IDKnitting Factory Concert House
October 13Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 14Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
October 16Oakland, CAFox Theater
October 17San Diego, CASDSU Open Air Theatre
October 20Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern

* opening for U2

Last Updated on June 24, 2009 by By Allison Reitz