Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher Team for North American Tour
: July 17, 2012
Snow Patrol and former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher have announced a series of North American co-headlining shows for later this year.
The newly announced shows will kick off ...
Album Review: Snow Patrol ‘Fallen Empires’
: April 14, 2012
Fallen Empires is an album of subtle movements. Even if you are not consciously aware of the direction of travel, you are most certainly being taken somewhere. The question is how ...
Snow Patrol Takes ‘Fallen Empires’ on Tour of US
: January 11, 2012
Snow Patrol’s latest album, Fallen Empires, just dropped yesterday, but the band already is announcing plans for a North American tour this Spring. The first date on the tour wil ...
snow patrol Biography
The alternative rock band Snow Patrol is from Northern Ireland but was formed originally in 1994 at University of Dundee in Scotland. They are now based out of Glasgow, Scotland. The first three records of the band's, 1997's Starfighter Pilot, 1998's Songs for Polarbears, and 2001's When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up all were unsuccessful commercially. In 2002 they signed with Polydor Records.
In 2003, Snow Patrol achieved national fame when they released Final Straw, their debut album with a major label. In the UK the set became 5x platinum certified and sold more than 3 million worldwide copies. They released Eyes Open in 2006. Chasing Cars, the hit single off the set, brought the band even greater international fame. Eyes Open was that year's top-selling British album and sold more than 6 million worldwide copies. Snow Patrol released A Hundred Million Suns in 2008 and Up to Now, a compilation album, in 2009.
Snow Patrol, over the course of the band's career, has won the Meteor Ireland Music Awards five times and been nominated for a BRIT Award three times. The band has sold more than ten million worldwide albums since releasing Final Straw. Currently the band is preparing to release Fallen Empires, their sixth studio album, and tour Ireland and the UK in early 2012.