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TheNational.ae: Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody on depression and the fear his fans would ‘run away’

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February 19, 2019

Many successful artists will tell you it is the years of struggle that are ultimately the most fruitful: and rock group Snow Patrol have, perhaps, tasted it more than their peers. They spent the first ten of their 25 years confined to a small yet dedicated fan-base in their native Northern Ireland and the UK…. Read More ›

The Express Tribune: Why Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol is the best love song of the 21st century

It’s unmistakably apparent. When the two notes alternate between E and A, you know what you’re listening to. When the breathy vocals fill in the void between the alternating notes, you know what you’re listening to. When the repetitive questions are asked in the chorus, without once naming the song, you know what you’re listening… Read More ›

Leeds Live: Snow Patrol dazzle Leeds crowd with first ever gig at First Direct Arena

It’s been so long since Snow Patrol last played in Leeds that the First Direct Arena was barely a pipe dream, let alone anywhere near being finished. In fact, the Northern Irish band haven’t played here since the mid-noughties, when 7,000 fans turned out to watch them in Millennium Square. Before that, it was trips to the likes… Read More ›

The Yorkshire Post: REVIEW: Snow Patrol deliver knockout blow on their return

LONG before Gary Lightbody dedicates his famous hit Chasing Cars to Leeds’ world champion boxer Josh Warrington, he already has the First Direct Arena in the palm of his hand. Making the tribute, in the penultimate song of the main set, merely affirms the crowd’s love for the Snow Patrol frontman. “I’m a big boxing… Read More ›

Daily Echo: PICTURES: Snow Patrol make triumphant return to the BIC

AN incredible 25 years after forming, Irish rock band Snow Patrol are back – and better than ever. The foursome came back fighting at the Bournemouth International Centre after a six year absence from the music scene, From the off, with Take Back the City, these Indie gods put in an energetic and passionate performance,… Read More ›

Express and Star: Snow Patrol, Birmingham Arena review

It’s a simple formula; five blokes, four guitars, three modern classics, (almost) two hours on stage and one hell of a night. Those modern classics? Oh, come on. If you don’t know Run, Chasing Cars and Just Say Yes then you must have been on a snow patrol to the Arctic Circle for the past… Read More ›

Daily Echo: James Corden joins Snow Patrol onstage at the BIC

SNOW Patrol fans were left stunned after a surprise guest performed with the band in Bournemouth last night. The Northern Irish rock band was joined by actor and chat show host James Corden at the BIC. James, who hosts the The Late Late Show in the US, sang alongside frontman Gary Lightbody on What If This… Read More ›

The Herald: Snow Patrol – Gary Lightbody on battling depression and alcoholism

When Snow Patrol came to the end of touring their Fallen Empires album in 2012, the multi-million-selling indie-pop dependables decided to take a break from the arenas. As frontman Gary Lightbody explains, the band – guitarists Johnny McDaid and Nathan Connolly, bass-player Paul Wilson and drummer Jonny Quinn didn’t anticipate it would be seven years… Read More ›