Formed in Dundee, based in Glasgow, with two Scottish band members, we are claiming Snow Patrol. Indeed, it was as part of the legendary 17 band “Scottish Invasion” of SXSW in 2004 that Snow Patrol began to make their name in America and they have never looked back. The band will be playing some of the biggest shows of the year this summer with Coldplay and U2.
Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band, with members from Northern Ireland and Scotland. Formed in Dundee, they now are based in Glasgow. The band’s first three records, the EP Starfighter Pilot, and the studio albums Songs for Polarbears and When It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up, were commercially unsuccessful and were released by independent labels Electric Honey (for their first EP) and Jeepster (for their first two albums).
When the band moved to a major record label Polydor Records, they released their 2003 album Final Straw which crossed 4x platinum sales in the UK. This was the band’s first taste of mainstream success. The songs “Run”, “Chasing Cars” and “Signal Fire” became hits. The band achieved worldwide success with 2006’s Eyes Open, which sold 4.7 million copies worldwide. Snow Patrol have been nominated for three BRIT Awards and have won five Meteor Ireland Music Awards. Worldwide, the band have sold over 7 million albums.
Snow Patrol will be supporting Coldplay in America and Canada and U2 in Europe this summer. The band will also play a few European shows and festivals before returning to North America in September for more dates with U2.
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