Snow Patrol NYC Show

snow.jpgSnow Patrol’s A Hundred Million Suns Tops Charts Worldwide; Band to Play Special New York City Show December 1; U.S. Tour To Follow

 

 

 

 NEW YORK… In its first week of release, Snow Patrol’s A Hundred Million Suns landed in the top ten in the United States, number two in the United Kingdom, and continues to sit at number 1 in their beloved homeland Ireland. Awed, singer Gary Lightbody offered his thanks: “We care little about chart positions, but I have to admit feeling very proud. It is a great privilege to do what we do and be rewarded for it by the love and success we’ve had around the world over the last few years. This album means everything to us and we are delighted you have taken to it.”

Before being immersed in a sold out U.K. arena tour, the band will tour stateside with a special show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, radio shows in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Denver, and wrap up with three FREE shows in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and San Diego. While in New York, the band will also showcase the results of a New York City kindergarten class’s illustrated interpretations of their album’s title, A Hundred Million Suns. In return, the class will receive a donation from Snow Patrol to their school’s art program and the winning artwork will be displayed at their December 1 show at the Bowery Ballroom.  

Five albums in and the band sounds and feels as invigorated and inspired as ever. “This is our most complete record by far,” says Lightbody. “A Hundred Million Suns sounds like the marriage of everything we learned… touched by our entire history and hopefully [it] sounds like our future too.”

Finding that right balance between commercial and critical acclaim, Snow Patrol has attained worldwide superstar status, launching a U.K. arena tour with their name at the tip-top of the bill. The press is on the same side as the people, with The Daily Telegraph proclaiming “It is an epic, widescreen, decidedly modern rock record.” Spin defines the record “likeably grand” and with their incredible grade-A review, The Onion deems A Hundred Million Suns "Snow Patrol’s biggest, most genuine effort yet…the band’s sincerity and effortless songwriting captivate on an individual level as well as a stadium-sized one." The Los Angeles Times unabashedly admits, “There aren’t many songwriters who capture the vulnerability and humor of being stupid in love as masterfully as Snow Patrol singer and main songwriter Gary Lightbody.”

A Hundred Million Suns is on pace to become the band’s third consecutive multi-platinum-selling release. Reunited with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.), the band recorded half of the new album in Ireland and half at legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin (made famous by David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s collaborations in the ‘70s). The resulting sessions delivered classic Snow Patrol singles like “Take Back the City” and “Crack the Shutters,” but also inspired the quartet to literally stretch beyond their comfortable boundaries, as witnessed on the album-closing 16-minute epic, “The Lightning Strike.”

Snow Patrol are among a handful artists to have back-to-back platinum selling albums in the U.K. with 2003’s Final Straw and 2006’s Eyes Open, which featured the single “Chasing Cars” that recently received its 100,000th U.K. radio play and 2 millionth download in the United States.

 

 

SNOW PATROL US TOUR DATES:

 

Dec 1    Bowery Ballroom            New York, NY (WRXP show)

Dec 3    River Center                   Baton Rouge, LA (KNXX 104 the Xmas Bash)

Dec 4    Nokia Theatre                Grand Prairie, TX (KDGE 102.1 How the Edge Stole Christmas)

Dec 7    Gothic Theatre               Denver, CO (KBCO 97.3 The KBCO Holiday Concert Series)

Dec 9    The Clubhouse               Tempe, AZ (Shockhound.com FREE show)

Dec 10  Wasted Space               Las Vegas, NV (Shockhound.com FREE show)

Dec 13  House of Blues              San Diego, CA   (Shockhound.com FREE show)

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