On Tuesday, a slimmed down version of Snow Patrol was revealed as the secret opening act for Ed Sheeran at Madison Square Garden.
Your intrepid reporter already had a ticket to the show, so it was a delight to see Gary, Johnny, and Nathan take the stage before Ed.
I managed to jot down the setlist, which was as follows. The lads all came out again after the show to play “New York” with Ed, as they did so many times on their North American tour last year.
Setlist, 29 October 2013
Open Your Eyes
Crack the Shutters
Set the Fire to the Third Bar (featuring Rosi Golan)
Called Out in the Dark
Just Say Yes
After the show, the guys threw a quiet afterparty at Houndstooth Pub, where they spent some time behind the bar as well. You can view some photos from that event at Houndstooth’s Facebook page. You may just see a familiar face in there.