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May 22, 2018

It’s been five long years since Snow Patrol have graced an Irish stage and a further two since their ‘Fallen Empires’ release in 2011. Having last played a sold-out show in Phoenix Park, this intimate Irish tour announced ahead of the release of ‘Wildness’ is a significant downsize. Nevertheless, the Olympia is packed to capacity and the… Read More › Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody sings emotional song for dad with dementia at Belfast gig

This is the moment Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody sang an emotional song for his dad who is battling dementia. The band’s frontman performed the special song from the new album for the first time at the Ulster Hall in Belfast last night. He has already spoken about his father’s diagnosis with dementia but was visibly… Read More › Gary Lightbody: My acupuncturist pal saved my life

Gary Lightbody has dedicated Snow Patrol’s new song ‘Heal Me’ to his acupuncturist pal who he claims saved his life two years ago Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody credits his acupuncturist pal with saving his life after he got seriously ill two years ago. The 41-year-old Irishman has revealed he started having health issues when he… Read More › Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody reveals depression struggle as band release first album in seven years

The multimillion-selling band known for mega-hits Chasing Cars and Run admit they were ‘burnt out’ on their last tour and needed a break IT is seven years since we last heard from Snow Patrol – and a lot has changed for singer Gary Lightbody. Wildness marks the return of the multimillion-selling band known for mega-hits… Read More › ‘Wildness’ by Snow Patrol review: Stuck between darkness and light

Go away for a year and people just might remember your name when you come back. Go away for seven years and they’ll reasonably presume you have taken early retirement. Either way, you’re not necessarily going to be welcomed back with open arms, a bunch of flowers, and a sherry – people want to know… Read More ›

Snow Patrol Melbourne show press – Part I Snow Patrol announce one-off Melbourne show Scottish alt-rock powerhouse Snow Patrol have locked in an intimate show at the Palais Theatre.  Breaking into the mainstream in 2003 with their mega-selling album Final Straw, Scottish-Irish alt-rockers Snow Patrol have returned with their first new music in seven years. The song-makers behind the smash hits ‘Chasing Cars’, ‘Open… Read More › Interview: Snow Patrol’s Jonny Quinn on the band’s first album in seven years

Seven years is a long time in pop music. Sure, some bands have taken longer between releases but when Snow Patrol announced that their first new album since 2011’s Fallen Empires was to be called Wildness, there must have been those who misread the title as “wilderness”. “Bands have split up and reformed in that… Read More ›

Cork (May 12th) review by Patrick Williams

Alot has happened in the 6 years since Snow Patrol graced these Isles. One thing that has not changed however is Gary Lightbody’s profound talent to write songs that do not only tug at the most sternest of heartstrings, but can bring grown men and women on an emotional roller-coaster on a Saturday night in… Read More ›