Im a huge fan of Snow Patrol. From Chasing Cars to Take Back The City, who would have thought that this August, I will meet them! Be ready as alternative rock band from Ireland, SNOW PATROL, gives Manila a performance fueled with artistic passion and musical ingenuity this August 9th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Snow Patrol’s songs echo a contradicting sense of sweetness and edginess. They have a loyal fan base that keeps to their music as anthems of life, love and hope. They appeal not entirely to the mainstream market but to a select few who understands and relates well to the songs penned by lead vocalist Gary Lightbody. Their musical style varies from the almost melancholic “Chasing Cars” to the incredibly catchy and upbeat “Take Back the City”, but still maintains that trademark sound made even more memorable by Gary’s brooding baritone.
Snow Patrol’s major breakthrough came with the release of their album “Eyes Open” (2006) under MCA Music, from which the hit single “Chasing Cars” came from. The worldwide recognition of the band’s remarkable talent and gift for earnest lyrics established their foothold in the music industry. The mainstream success of the song “Chasing Cars” was highlighted further after it was featured in the popular TV Series Grey’s Anatomy. At the same time, the song received multiple Grammy Award nominations for Best Single in 2006 and Best Rock Song in 2007 as well as a Brit Award for Best Single all on the same year. “Eyes Open” eventually became UK’s Best Selling Album in 2006.
In their latest album, “Fallen Empires”, Snow Patrol seeks to experiment with their sounds and musical approach, taking creativity to the next level. It may seem like a departure from their usual sound but this collection is still identifiably Snow Patrol.
Snow Patrol is composed of Gary Lightbody on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Jonny Quinn on drums & percussion, Pablo Wilson on bass guitar/backing vocals, Nathan Connolly on lead guitar/backing vocals and Tom Simpson on keyboards.
Snow Patrol’s albums are out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music and Video or online via iTunes and www.MyMusicStore.com.ph
Witness the band’s first ever performance in Manila on August 9, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for more details. Ticket prices are at: Patron VIP 7000, Patron B 5500, Patron C 4500, Lower Box VIP 4500, Lower Box Regular 4000, Upper Box A 2500, Upper Box B 1500 and General Admission 800.
“SNOW PATROL Live! In Manila” is brought to you by Dayly Entertainment, That’s Ntertainment Productions, LAMC Productions and Rockstar Touring. Presented by Dickies, Smart and PLDT MYDSL. Co-presented by Fox and StarWorld. Official Residence: EDSA Shangri-La Manila. Media Partners: ABS-CBN, MYX, VELVET, 90.7 Love Radio, RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 Easy Rock, 97.1 Brgy LS FM, 101.1 YES FM, Business World, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The La Sallian, Pep.ph, ClicktheCity.com, Philstar.com, Inquirer.net, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Juice.ph and PinoyExchange.com. Special thanks to: MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and Astroplus.