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Live Gig Video: Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran duet on ‘New York’ in a piano store in Montreal

By on Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 4:00 pm

Snow Patrol (pictured above) and Ed Sheeran are currently on a massive tour of North America. While up in the Great White North (aka Canada, the city of Montreal to be exact), the ginger-haired teen idol took time out in a piano shop with Gary Lightbody and touring member Johnny McDaid to do a really nice version of ‘New York’. Watch and enjoy it below.



Live Review: Snow Patrol and Rams’ Pocket Radio at London HMV Forum – 27th October 2011

By on Thursday, 17th November 2011 at 5:40 pm

The Q Awards take over HMV Forum for October, bringing a huge array of Q talent to London for shows of a strange size. For the likes of Ed Sheeran, the 2,000-capacity venue is about right, but bring arena acts like Kaiser Chiefs or Snow Patrol here and it becomes a borderline intimate evening for fans to enjoy their favourite acts from a more eyesight friendly perspective.

Supporting this evening is a Northern Irish group on the cusp of great things. With two EPs to their name, Rams’ Pocket Radio’s touring schedule shows them to be one of the most hardworking groups around today. The brainchild of Peter McCauley, the group are loyal to recordings and if anything, go above and beyond the point of call of a support group with the energy they bring. This is a big show for them and they step up to the mark with an almost Guillemots’ style dedication to their music. To be honest, they sound like the Killers meets Feeder, in a good way, and with a bit more of an epic orchestral feel. Keep a watch out for them.

Tonight, Snow Patrol are headlining, showcasing music from both old albums and their forthcoming ‘Fallen Empires’, the band bring with them a great light show and enthusiastic vibe that even lasts through the more famous melancholy Snow Patrol tracks such as ‘Run’ and ‘Chasing Cars’, both used mid setlist. It’s bold moves like that that demonstrate how versatile and strong a band Gary Lightbody and company really are.

above photo by and used by kind permission from katla01

Opening with the epic ‘Open Your Eyes’ which builds and breaks to create an instantly powerful atmosphere which keeps up all the way through to new songs ‘Called Out in the Dark’, ‘Weight of Love’ and ‘Garden Rules’ during which Lightbody is joined on vocals by Rams Pocket Radio bassist and vocalist Shauna Tohill who’s nervous yet beautiful vocals add something to an otherwise fairly boring track. That’s the issue with so much of Snow Patrol’s new material. Whilst the likes of main set closer Fallen Empires is clearly a new step for the band, when you put it alongside encore tracks ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Just Say Yes’, it struggles for purpose. All in all however, Snow Patrol can have still got it over a 90 minute period, but this latest effort might not be everything they have been in the past.


Video of the Moment #628: Snow Patrol

By on Thursday, 10th November 2011 at 6:00 pm

The second single ‘This Isn’t Everything You Are’ from Snow Patrol’s upcoming album ‘Fallen Empires’ was filmed in a genuine Argentinean tango club while the band was in South America for two festival slots. While the heartfelt lyrics chronicle three different tales of loss and strength, the video takes a harsher look at what strips a person of their self. In both instances, the song implores you to find the strength within to resist the abyss. It’s classic Snow Patrol.

This song is available concurrently with a Snow Patrol app available both from the iTunes app store and the Android Market. This app offers backstage looks, additional videos and access to Gary Lightbody’s personal blog.

Snow Patrol’s sixth studio album ‘Fallen Empires’ will be released on 14 November.



BBC Children in Need Rocks Manchester / November 2011

By on Friday, 16th September 2011 at 2:30 am

A special concert to benefit BBC Children in Need will take place in Manchester’s MEN Arena on Thursday the 17th of November 2011. So far, the line-up include the following spectacular names in music, according to the BBC Press Office:

Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Hugh Laurie
James Morrison
N Dubz
Snow Patrol
Ed Sheeran

The event will be hosted by Radio1’s own Chris Moyles and Fearne Cotton, along with former Timelord David Tennant and will be broadcast on BBC1 between 8 PM and 10 PM the night of, as well as be simulcast on Radio1. Tickets are on sale Friday morning (16 September) at 9 AM and are priced at £95, £85, £75, £65 and £55.


Band of Horses / June 2010 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 25th March 2010 at 1:00 pm

In support of their new album, ‘Infinite Arms’, due out 17th May 2010, Band of Horses will be playing a few dates in the UK this June. Their gig at London’s Roundhouse has already sold out, as did a previously announced gig at KOKO on 12th April. Scottish fans can also see them in Glasgow when they open for Snow Patrol.

7th June 2010 – Cambridge, Junction
8th June 2010 – Manchester, Ritz
9th June 2010 – London, Roundhouse (Sold Out)
11th June 2010 – Oxford, Academy
12th June 2010 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park – Opening for Snow Patrol

Tickets for headlining shows can be purchased via See Tickets, and tickets for the Glasgow date can be purchased here. Tickets for all shows are selling fast, so get them while you still can.

And while you’re here, watch the video for Band of Horses’ amazing song, ‘The Funeral’:



Snow Patrol / November and December 2009 UK and Ireland Tour

By on Tuesday, 18th August 2009 at 10:30 pm

Snow Patrol have announced their “Snow Patrol reworked” tour for November and December. The tour will feature sets with songs taken from throughout their career and songs by frontman Gary Lightbody’s side-project The Reindeer Section, as well as being joined by guests onstage.

Tickets reportedly go on sale on Thursday (20th August) at 9am. Catch the guys at:

Wednesday 18th November 2009 – Brighton Centre
Friday 20th November 2009 – Bristol Colston Hall
Saturday 21st November 2009 – Newcastle City Hall
Monday 23rd November 2009 – London Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 24th November 2009 – London Royal Albert Hall
Friday 27th November 2009 – Manchester Palace Theatre
Monday 30th November 2009 – Clyde Auditorium
Tuesday 1st December 2009 – Dublin Olympia
Friday 4th December 2009 – Killarney Inec
Sunday 6th December 2009 – Castlebar Theatre Royal
Monday 7th December 2009 – Belfast Waterfront
Tuesday 8th December 2009 – Belfast Waterfront


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