Snow Patrol confirms tour with Ed Sheeran, releases new album
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Popular Irish alt-rock band Snow Patrol released their long-awaited seventh studio album on Friday with Wilderness. The 10-song studio album is their first since Fallen Empires arrived back in November 2011, and re-introduces the band to a new generation of rock fans both overseas and here in North America. To celebrate the arrival of Wilderness, which is available on major streaming platforms, Snow Patrol also shared four new music videos as well as revealing their end-of-summer touring plans alongside Ed Sheeran.

The upcoming tour dates will see the band traveling across North America as support for Sheeran starting on Aug. 18 in Pasadena, California’s Rose Bowl, and continuing until Nov. 10 with a final gig at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Their time on the road with Sheeran will see the band playing sometimes multiple nights at venues like Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, and Dallas’ famous AT&T Stadium, just to name a few.

“There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness,” singer  Gary Lightbody said about their new album in a statement. “Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.”

Thankfully the band’s four new music videos for “A Youth Written In Fire,” “Life and Death,” “Wild Horses” and “A Dark Switch” were all released on Friday and can keep fans busy until all summer long until the start of the tour. The four new videos can be watched in full, as seen both above and below.

Tickets to select shows on the band’s upcoming fall tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.

Snow Patrol Tour Dates With Ed Sheeran
Aug. 18 - Pasadena, CA - Rose Bowl (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 21 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 25 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 30 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
Aug. 31 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
Sept. 6 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 8 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 14 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 15 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 21 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 22 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - PNC Park
Oct. 4 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 6 - Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 13 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 17 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Park (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 27 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 31 - New Orleans, LA - Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 3 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 7 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Click here for tickets)