Snow Patrol is on tour to celebrate the release of their new CD Fallen Empires, and I am excited to be giving away a signed copy of the Snow Patrol Fallen Empires album as well as a Snow Patrol poster to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers.
Snow Patrol is an alternative rock band based in Glasgow, Scotland, but it was formed by students from Northern Ireland in 1994. Fallen Empires is their seventh album, which is full of great vocals by Gary Lightbody, who have been with the band from the beginning.
Snow Patrol has been on quite a journey both musically and as a band, and while Fallen Empires is different from past albums, the Snow Patrol sound still prevails. Fallen Empires has a softness to it that shines through Lightbody’s vocals, and the depth of the lyrics impress throughout the album.
I was not sure what to expect from this new album from Snow Patrol, but I am quite pleased with Fallen Empires. I personally like the softer sound and the emphasis on strong lyrics. I also love the fact that Snow Patrol uses backing vocals from the LA Inner City Mass Cospel Choir from South Central L.A. on a few of their songs including “The Weight Of Love” and “I’ll Never Let Go”, because this collaboration gives an intricate depth to the songs.
While Snow Patrol has yet to fully catch on here in the U.S., the band has received great success in Europe, and with a facebook base of more than 2 million, I am sure that they will eventually win over the U.S. too.
Check out the Snow Patrol North American 2012 Tour Dates, but make sure to get your seat at a Snow Patrol concert near you. Several concerts have already been sold out, so don’t wait too long to book your tickets.
Snow Patrol Tour Dates 2012
April 10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
April 12 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
April 13 New York, NY Terminal 5
April 16 Montreal, Que. Metropolis
April 17 Toronto, Ont. Massey Hall
April 20 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
April 21 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 22 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
April 24 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
April 25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 27 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
April 28 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
April 30 Vancouver, B.C. Orpheum
May 1 Seattle, WA Paramount Ballroom
May 2 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
May 4 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
May 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
May 10 Pomona, CA Fox Theatre
May 11 Temecula, CA Pechanga Theater
May 12 Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan
May 16 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
May 17 Austin, TX Stubb’s
May 18 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Buy Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
You can buy Fallen Empires by Snow Patrol at your local record store or online at Amazon, and there are a few different options.
Buy the Deluxe CD version of Fallen Empires by Snow Patrol
Get tickets for the Snow Patrol North American 2012 Tour
Win Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
Snow Patrol is giving away a signed copy of their latest album Snow Patrol Fallen Empires to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers.
This giveaway will end Wednesday May 9th at Midnight. EST.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Snow Patrol Fallen Empires sample for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on my experience with the Snow Patrol Fallen Empires album.