Snow Patrol - Extra Production Tickets Just Released
Tuesday 10th March 2009
- Doors Open:
Fantastic production tickets including standing and seats have just been released, book now to guarantee your night with one of the UK's best live bands!
Having recently undertaken an incredible whistle-stop tour of four cities (Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh and London) in two days to launch the new album, Snow Patrol have sealed their reputation as one of the finest live bands in the country. Snow Patrol are now one of the biggest selling UK bands this decade and 'A Hundred Million Suns' follows up the 2006 Number One, seven times platinum phenomenon 'Eyes Open' which sold an incredible 2.1 million copies in the UK and over 1 million in the USA.
The main thing to get about Snow Patrol is that, 14 years after they started out as a student band at Dundee University, they're still flying, gloriously and unpredictably, by the seat of their pants. "The great and terrifying thing about our band," declares their leader and main songwriter Gary Lightbody, "Is that everything has always happened as it's going along. There's been very little masterplan. We allow things to happen as much by accident as by deliberate intention."
Now that the band have become feted as commercial giants - their last album Eyes Open was the UK's best-seller of 2006 - it's worth remembering that Snow Patrol spent the 1990s so broke that at one low point Lightbody had to sell his record collection to pay the rent.
Lightbody confirms. "Success to us isn't a chart thing, it's when you turn up to play a gig and find the place is full."
Under Lee's inspired guidance, Snow Patrol and their increasingly charismatic vocalist Lightbody, shed some of their indie rough edges and began to hone their pop smarts. In 2003 they released Final Straw their first number one album, which yielded the band's first top five hit, Run. It also won them the inaugural Ivor Novello for best album in 2004.