SNOW PATROL announce an incredible whistlestop two-day concert tour of four capital cities across the UK and Ireland to launch their brand new album â€˜A HUNDRED MILLION SUNSâ€™, which is released on MONDAY OCTOBER 27th 2008 in The UK & TUESDAY OCTOBER 28th 2008 in The US.
Starting in DUBLIN before moving on to BELFAST, EDINBURGH and LONDON, the â€˜TAKE BACK THE CITIES TOURâ€™ starts at lunchtime on Sunday October 26th at The Gate Theatre in DUBLIN. The band then move on to BELFAST for a show at The Empire that evening. Next day at lunchtime on Monday 27th October they play the Assembly Room in EDINBURGH before travelling to The Bloomsbury Theatre in LONDON for the final show there in the evening.
All the venues have been specially selected by the band and are small and intimate giving fans the chance to see the first live play of tracks from the new album in very special surroundings. Limited tickets for each show are available for Snow Patrol fans via the bands mailing list, and will be allocated to applicants via a lottery draw. Each lucky ticket holder will also get an exclusive free Live CD containing highlights of the show they attend, picking up an artworked CD on the night, which will contain details of how to download music the next day.
The entrance lobbies of each of the four venues will be decorated with drawings by pupils from local schools, who have been asked to supply a representation of â€˜A Hundred Million Sunsâ€™ in the form of painting, colouring or collage. Snow Patrol are making a donation to each schools Art Department.
The bands fifth studio album, â€˜A Hundred Million Sunsâ€™ was recorded through Summer 2008 in Hansa Studios in Berlin (where Bowie recorded â€˜Lowâ€™, â€˜Heroesâ€™ & â€˜Lodgerâ€™) and at Grouse Lodge deep in the Irish countryside. Written by Snow Patrol the album has been produced by long time producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, REM, U2). The album is preceded by the brilliant single â€˜Take Back The Cityâ€™ on October 13th, which has already been â€˜A Listedâ€™ at Radio 1 and Radio 2.