SNOW PATROL CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ED SHEERAN

FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, WILDNESS, OUT TODAY VIA POLYDOR/ REPUBLIC RECORDS

DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS FOR “A YOUTH WRITTEN IN FIRE,” “LIFE AND DEATH,” “WILD HORSES,” AND “A DARK SWITCH”

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"….a fantastically ambitious collection of songs, one more direct and intimate than many previous Snow Patrol offerings...“Wildness” signals a triumphant Snow Patrol return." - Associated Press

This morning, Snow Patrol reveal that they will support Ed Sheeran on 24 North American stadium dates, which will kick off at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Saturday August 18th. The tour will stop in cities including Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas (full dates below), and tickets for all dates are on sale now and available here.

Today, Snow Patrol release Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.” Purchase Wildness on all formats here.

To celebrate the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol debut new music videos for “A Youth Written In Fire,” “Life and Death,” “Wild Horses,” and “A Dark Switch.” The band has previously released music videos for “Empress” “What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?,” “Life On Earth,” and “Don’t Give In,” and you can watch them all here.

Snow Patrol recently returned to “Later... With Jools Holland” where they debuted a live rendition of “Empress,” along with performances of “Life On Earth,” “Heal Me,” and “Chasing Cars.” Snow Patrol also appeared as musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 19th and The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 24th and performed “Don’t Give In,” the first single from Wildness.

Snow Patrol have launched a Spotify playlister website where fans around the world can create their own playlist of Snow Patrol songs throughout the band’s catalogue and share these playlists with a friend. When sharing the playlist, the fan marks his/her location as well as the recipient’s location on a global map. Check it out and create your own playlist at http://playlist.snowpatrol.com

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, five UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including “This Is How You Walk On” for 2017’s Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Biffy Clyro, and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer’s block as life block.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Track listing:

  1. Life On Earth
  2. Don’t Give In
  3. Heal Me
  4. Empress
  5. A Dark Switch
  6. What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
  7. A Youth Written In Fire
  8. Soon
  9. Wild Horses
  10. Life And Death

Snow Patrol Tour Dates With Ed Sheeran

  • Aug18 /// Pasadena, CA /// Rosebowl
  • Aug 21 /// San Francisco, CA /// AT&T Park
  • Aug 25 /// Seattle, WA /// CenturyLink Field
  • Aug 30 /// Toronto, ON /// Rogers Centre
  • Aug 31 /// Toronto, ON /// Rogers Centre
  • Sep 6 /// St. Louis, MO /// Busch Stadium
  • Sep 8 /// Detroit, MI /// Ford Field
  • Sep 14 /// Foxboro, MA /// Gillette Stadium
  • Sep 15 /// Foxboro, MA /// Gillette Stadium
  • Sep 21 /// East Rutherford, NJ /// MetLife Stadium
  • Sep 22 /// East Rutherford, NJ /// MetLife Stadium
  • Sep 27 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Lincoln Financial Field
  • Sep 29 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// PNC Park
  • Oct 4 /// Chicago, IL /// Soldier Field
  • Oct 6 /// Nashville, TN /// Nissan Stadium
  • Oct 13 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arrowhead Stadium
  • Oct 17 /// Fargo, ND /// Fargodome
  • Oct 20 /// Minneapolis, MN /// US Bank Stadium
  • Oct 23 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Miller Park
  • Oct 27 /// Dallas, TX /// AT&T Stadium
  • Oct 31 /// New Orleans, LA /// Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Nov 3 /// Houston, TX /// Minute Maid Park
  • Nov 7 /// Tampa, FL /// Raymond James Stadium
  • Nov 10 /// Atlanta, GA /// Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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May 26, 2018 3:50am by Pressparty  

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