Sometimes the biggest bands in the world don't have to brag or posture. They just do the quiet work of honest musicians, traversing the globe and converting every last one of us, one show at a time.
As unassuming and truthful as their music, Snow Patrol
has quietly become a genuine global act this past year. Eyes Open
, recently certified platinum in the United States (over one million sold), and has now sold 4 million copies worldwide.
"Chasing Cars" is one of those classic songs that won't go away -- for every new fan there's an old one craving to hear it again and again. "Signal Fire" from Spider-Man 3
continues to make its way to the far reaches of earth as the film breaks box office records in multiple countries.
Add that to the band's upcoming appearance in front of an estimated television audience of 2 billion at "Live Earth" and you can officially add Snow Patrol to that ever-shortening list of world's biggest bands.
Supported this summer by Hot Hot Heat,
Gary Lightbody and company will continue on their ascent, featuring two nights at the famed Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, a performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, a stop in Chicago at this year's Lollapalooza festival and more.
Like some Irish pied piper, the longer they march, the larger the flock. Come one, come all, come see Snow Patrol play your own small part of the earth.
Jul 07 London "Live Earth"
Jul 17 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul 18 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
Jul 19 Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theatre
Jul 22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
Jul 23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
Jul 30 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 01 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Theatre
Aug 02 Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Memorial Hall
Aug 03 Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park
Aug 04 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 2007
Aug 06 Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Aug 07 Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre