The band recently returned from the US where they played a number of triumphant live dates. Bizarrely, the ex Mr Pamela Anderson Tommy Lee, Guns n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Hollywood starlet Christina Ricci were among the many happy punters who attended the gigs.
While in the US, the band also shot the video for ‘Chocolate’. Following the TV airplay success of ‘Run’, the band were determined to deliver
another great video, and that they have certainly done. The opening scene sees sand pass through an hourglass and clocks counting down as Gary sings “This could be the very minute I’m aware that I’m alive” . The rest of the video has the band as a sea of tranquillity in the midst of panic and mayhem – brilliantly shot, and very striking, you’ll be seeing plenty of it.
The band recently completed a sold out UK tour, receiving rapturous reviews along the way, before heading to the US for the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Following their own two scheduled shows (at which almost 1000 people were left outside, such was demand for tickets) the band were then invited to play at the coolest party of the week, the Fader Magazine bash.
With a sold out gig at Shepherds Bush Empire on March 29th, Snow Patrol are on top of the world. Dates in Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Arran in April are ahead of them before a European tour, more American dates and several UK festivals make the next six months a very busy time for Snow Patrol.
A band ready to take on the world, 2004 will be Snow Patrol’s year
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