Following the release of the band’s first album, Wildness, in seven years, Snow Patrol is on the road again and touring the UK and Ireland this winter. The Northern Ireland band scored a smash hit in 2006 with Chasing Cars which propelled the band to global fame is back with new material for its fans.
Since the band’s 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol has racked up a number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, more than one billion global streams, five UK Platinum Albums, and Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominations. After the band’s Fallen Empires tour in 2012, band members, instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn decided to take a step back from the band’s work.
The band’s latest album, Wildness, taps into raw feelings according to lead singer Gary Lightbody, he says: “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 centred around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.”
“A fantastically ambitious collection of songs, one (ALBUM) more direct and intimate than many previous Snow Patrol offerings, Wildness signals a triumphant Snow Patrol return.” Associated Press
Snow Patrol in the past year has appeared on hit shows in both the UK and US, including Later With Jools Holland where the band 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 huge Stateside chat shows, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show With James Corden, performing their track, Don’t Give In, the first single from the band’s new album, Wildness.
Snow Patrol has launched a Spotify playlister website where fans around the world can create their own playlist from the band’s catalogue and share these playlists. When sharing the playlist, a fan can mark their location as well as the recipient’s location on a global map, for more information and to create your own Snow Patrol playlist, visit: playlist.snowpatrol.com.
For all of the band’s latest news, track information, tour dates and ticketing, visit: www.snowpatrol.com.