Snow Patrol Announce US Dates With Ed Sheeran, UK Arena Tour

The band announce their US tour with Ed Sheeran on the same day their new album ‘Wildness’ – their first in seven years – is released.

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Snow Patrol have confirmed they will support play 24 North American stadium dates with Ed Sheeran, which will kick off at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Saturday, 18 August. The tour will stop in cities including Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas and tickets for all dates are on sale now.

Following their tour with Ed Sheeran, the band have also announced a a major headlining tour of UK and Irish arenas.  The Irish rockers will hit the road in December and then continue with a series of shows in January 2019. Full details are available below.

Today, Snow Patrol released Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence.

Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “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 centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.”

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Snow Patrol recently returned to Later… With Jools Holland where they debuted a live rendition of “Empress,” along with performances of ‘Life On Earth, ‘Heal Me,’ and ‘Chasing Cars.’ The band also appeared as musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 19 April and The Late Late Show With James Corden on 24 April, and performed ‘Don’t Give In,’ the first single from Wildness.

Snow Patrol play the following US dates with Ed Sheeran:

Aug18: Pasadena, CA, Rosebowl
Aug 21: San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park
Aug 25: Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
Aug 30: Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
Aug 31: Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
Sept 6: St. Louis, MO, Busch Stadium
Sept 8: Detroit, MI, Ford Field
Sept 14: Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium
Sept 15: Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium
Sept 21: East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
Sept 22: East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
Sept 27: Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
Sept 29: Pittsburgh, PA, PNC Park
Oct 4: Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
Oct 6: Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium
Oct 13: Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium
Oct 17: Fargo, ND, Fargodome
Oct 20: Minneapolis, MN, US Bank Stadium
Oct 23: Milwaukee, WI, Miller Park
Oct 27: Dallas, TX, AT&T Stadium
Oct 31: New Orleans, LA, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Nov 3: Houston, TX, Minute Maid Park
Nov 7: Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium
Nov 10: Atlanta, GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Snow Patrol then play the following UK and Irish dates:

Wed December 05 2018: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Fri December 07 2018: Belfast, SSE Arena
Tue December 11 2018: Dublin, 3Arena
Fri January 25 2019: Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Sat January 26 2019: London, O2 Arena
Tue January 29 2019: Leeds, First Drect Arena
Wed January 30 2019: Manchester, Arena
Thu January 31 2019: Glasgow, SSE Hydro

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