The Irish-Scottish rock band Snow Patrol has stepped out of the spotlight for quite some time, but the group recently announced the upcoming release of their first record in seven years, along with a handful of new tour dates in the U.K. and Ireland.
Snow Patrol, who formed in 1993, began to gain attention in the early 2000’s. The band is best-known for their 2004 track “Run” off the 2004 record Final Straw, and the 2006 record, Eyes Open, which features the hit single “Chasing Cars.” Their latest 2011 release, Fallen Empires, featured new guitarist Johnny McDaid, and was the last piece of work by keyboardist Tom Simpson, who left the band in 2013. Snow Patrol’s seventh studio album, Wildness, is due this May. The music video for the first single from Wildness, “Don’t Give In,” was just released.
Lead vocalist and frontman Gary Lightbody, explained in an interview with the Irish publication Independent.ie that Wildness is more intense than former albums, focusing on songs about addiction, loneliness, and his father’s dementia. However, it will still be melodic and somewhat uplifting anthems, like the band’s collection. Songs to look out for include “A Youth Written in Fire,” “What if This is All the Love You’ll Ever Get?” and “Soon.”
The tour will make only two stops in North America: New York City and Los Angeles, on April 18 and 25, respectively. Then, the group will head over to Derry/Londonderry for a show in May, before hitting a slew of dates in Ireland. In late May, Snow Patrol will make more stops in the U.K. and then continue to Germany and the Netherlands. Along the way, they will perform at a few music festivals, including Belgium’s Rock Werchter, Portugal’s Nos Alive, and Spain’s Mad Cool Festival. Spain is the final stop on July 13, but fans await a larger world tour, which is potentially on the horizon.
Check out the full list of tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to a show.
Snow Patrol Tour Dates 2018
April 18 — New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (Yesterday)
April 25 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
May 11 — Derry/Londonberry, United Kingdom @ Millennium Forum
May 12 — Cork, Ireland @ Opera House
May 14 — Killarney, Ireland @ INEC
May 15 — Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
May 16 — Wexford, Ireland @ Opera House
May 18 — Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland
May 20 — Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall
May 27 — Coventry, United Kingdom @ The Biggest Weekend
June 2 — Nurburg, Germany @ Rock AM Park
June 3 — Nurburg, Germany @ Rock IM Park
June 15 — Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Megaland
July 6 — Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 12 —Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive
July 13 — Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival