Snow Patrol
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1994
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Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol Biography (Wikipedia)

Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Scotland in 1994, consisting of Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals), Jonny Quinn (drums), and Johnny McDaid (piano, guitar, backing vocals). Initially an indie rock band, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement.

The band were founded at the University of Dundee in 1994 by Lightbody, Michael Morrison, and Mark McClelland as Shrug. After briefly using the name Polarbear and released the EP Starfighter Pilot (1997) and losing Morrison as a member, the band became Snow Patrol in 1997 and added Quinn to its line-up. Their first two studio albums, Songs for Polarbears (1998) and When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up (2001), were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent record label Jeepster Records. The band then signed to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002.

Connolly joined Snow Patrol in 2002, and after their major-label debut album, Final Straw, the following year, the band rose to national fame. The album was certified 5× platinum in the UK and eventually sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Their next studio album, Eyes Open (2006), and its hit single, "Chasing Cars", propelled the band to greater international fame. The album topped the UK Albums Chart and was the best-selling British album of the year, selling over 6 million copies worldwide. In 2008, the band released their fifth studio album, A Hundred Million Suns; then, in 2009, they released their first compilation album, Up to Now; and, in 2011, released their sixth studio album, Fallen Empires. The band released their seventh album, Wildness, on 25 May 2018.

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Snow Patrol Performances & Interviews


Snow Patrol Tracks

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Chasing Cars
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Chasing Cars
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Set Fire To The Third Bar
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Set Fire To The Third Bar
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Crack The Shutters
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Crack The Shutters
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When I Get Home for Christmas
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When I Get Home for Christmas
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Spitting Games
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Spitting Games
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Empress
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Empress
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Heal Me
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Heal Me
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Chocolate
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Chocolate
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What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
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What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
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What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get? (Wildness Version)
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What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get? (Wildness Version)
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What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get? (Radio 2 Session, 30 November 2018)
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What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get? (Radio 2 Session, 30 November 2018)
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Just Say Yes
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Just Say Yes
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You're All I Have
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You're All I Have
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Set the Fire to the Third Bar (feat. Martha Wainwright)
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Set the Fire to the Third Bar (feat. Martha Wainwright)
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Playlists featuring Snow Patrol


Upcoming Events

25
Jan
2019
Snow Patrol, Kodaline
Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
26
Jan
2019
Snow Patrol, Kodaline
The O2 Arena, London, UK
27
Jan
2019
Snow Patrol, Kodaline
Windsor Hall - Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
29
Jan
2019
Snow Patrol, Kodaline
First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
30
Jan
2019
Snow Patrol, Kodaline
Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Coventry, War Memorial Park
2018-05-27T12:09:58
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27
May
2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Coventry, War Memorial Park
City of Culture 2013: Sons and Daughters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4rxn3
Derry-Londonderry
2013-01-20T12:09:58
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20
Jan
2013
City of Culture 2013: Sons and Daughters

City of Culture 2013: Sons and Daughters

Derry-Londonderry
T in the Park: 2012
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2012-07-06T12:09:58
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Jul
2012
T in the Park: 2012

T in the Park: 2012

Balado, Kinross-Shire
Live Lounge: Snow Patrol
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2011-11-14T12:09:58
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14
Nov
2011
Live Lounge: Snow Patrol

Live Lounge: Snow Patrol

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Zane Lowe Sessions: Snow Patrol
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2011-09-07T12:09:58
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7
Sep
2011
Zane Lowe Sessions: Snow Patrol

Zane Lowe Sessions: Snow Patrol

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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