Snow Patrol announces Wildness Tour 2019
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Snow Patrol has announced their first North American tour in six years. The Northern Irish alt-rockers posted the list of 2019 Wildness Tour dates on Twitter and shared their excitement about their impending headlining trek (See the post below).

The cross-country Wildness Tour 2019 will open in Dallas, Texas on April 18 and conclude on May 21 in Los Angeles, California. Ticket pre-sales for select dates begin Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. local time. General public on-sale starts Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. local time. See a list of tour dates, which includes AXS-ticketed shows below.

Wildness dropped on May 25, topping charts in multiple countries, including Ireland. The record peaked at No. 2 on the UK Albums chart and No. 49 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band has been busy on the live circuit all summer and fall, opening for Ed Sheeran on his 2018 stadium tour.

They performed two Wildness tracks on “The Late Late Show with James Corden" this year. During an appearance earlier this month, Corden and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody did an amazing rehearsal duet of “What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?” 

There was a seven-year gap between Snow Patrol’s 2011 album Fallen Empires and the Wildness release this spring. Lightbody opened about the reason for their seventh studio album's delay in a candid interview for a Rolling Stone Music Now podcast. He cited drinking heavily as a leading cause saying, “A lot of the reason why it took seven years to make this record was because for the first five of them I was hammered.”

Lightbody credited quitting drinking for opening up creative channels again and hence, Wildness was eventually born. Among many interesting and fun facts he revealed in the podcast, was his discovery he and Ed Sheeran wanted the same Bon Iver lyric tattoo “Everything that happens is from now on.” He called the “Shape of You” singer “an ideas machine” noting Sheeran “writes 10, 15 songs in a go.”

Wildness tracks delve into some personal subjects for Lightbody. “Soon” addresses aging and dementia, which his father struggles with. The band released a poignant video for the song five days after the album’s release, along with videos and audios for the other tracks.

Snow Patrol Wildness Tour 2019 Tour Dates:

April 18 – Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
April 20  – Austin, TX - Moody Theater
April 21 – Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
April 23  – Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
April 24  – Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
April 26  – Washington, DC - The Anthem
April 27 –  Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
April 29 – Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
April 30 – New York, NY - Terminal 5 (Tickets)
May 3 –  Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
May 4 –  Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre (Tickets)
May 7 –  Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 8 –  Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 10 – Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
May 11  – Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot (Tickets)
May 13 –  Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 14 –  Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
May 15  – Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo (Tickets)
May 18 –  Las Vegas, NV - The Joint @ Hard Rock
May 20  – San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (Tickets)
May 21 –  Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern