April 26, 2012

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SNOW PATROL at The Fillmore Auditorium on Friday April 27. Special guest Ed Sheeran will open the show. TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY JANUARY 14 @ 10:00 AM at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.livenation.com or call 800 – 745 - 3000. Tickets are $32.50 GA ADV and $35.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges. There is an 8 ticket limit.


Snow Patrol's new album, Fallen Empires, arrives with a serious reputation attached. The Irish/Scottish five piece have sold over 11 million albums and have been responsible for several era-defining singles, including Run, Chocolate, and Chasing Cars (which spent an incredible 104 weeks in the UK Top 75 and was voted song of the decade in a Channel 4 poll). Their albums have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, Grammys and MTV Europe Music Awards, with Final Straw landing them an Ivor Novello Award in 2005. By anyone’s standards, it's been a pretty good century so far. In October 2010, the five piece band started work on their sixth studio album. Along the way, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, US singer Lissie and Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist, Troy Van Leeuwen all popped by to lend a guitar part here, a lyric idea there. Meanwhile, Snow Patrol's new adventures seeped into every note on 'Fallen Empires'. The result is an album that promises to redefine the band as an altogether more ambitious, more expansive, creative force.

Despite the experimentation, Fallen Empires still retains the essence of Snow Patrol’s appeal. "This feels like a proper record to me," says Gary. "A grown up record, but a fun record. I've always wanted to make an album that could rank with the ones that inspire me, and hopefully this one will. I'm really proud of this album. Listening to it thrills me and that is a beautiful thing indeed.”

Snow Patrol "Called Out In The Dark"