Apr 072012

Snow Patrol Fallen Empire Cover
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

Buy the Snow Patrol Fallen Empires MP3 Album

Get tickets for the Snow Patrol North American 2012 Tour


Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Giveaway


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.

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This giveaway will end Wednesday May 9th at Midnight. EST.  

The giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years old or older – only one entrant per household. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. 

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.

  56 Responses to “Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Review & Giveaway (Signed Copy)”

  1. My fave song is New York.

  2. I’d love to see them in Boston!

  3. THE BEAUMONT CLUB Kansas City, MO, United States

  4. Went to the website and I would love to get tickets for the Indianapolis, IN show.

  5. Boston first choice, then New York. Love how the website showcases the upcoming album/CD. Sounds good!

  6. I would love to see them on April 21st in Chicago! Just visited their website!

  7. I still love “Chasing Cars”!

  8. Chasing Cars is my FAVORITE song!!! If I just lay here….;-)

  9. Snow Patrol is one of my favorites!

  10. Nuthin better than Snow Patrol at the pool at Cosmo in Vegas!

  11. Chasing Cars is my favorite song! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  12. My favorite Snow Patrol song is Crack the Shutters.

  13. Id love to see them at Terminal in NY, my favorite song is Chasing Cars 😉

  14. My favorite song is Chasing Cars!

  15. Crash the Shudders but the whole collection is wonderful.

  16. chasing cars is my fav song

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  18. I would love to see them in Pomona CA.

  19. First Ave in Minneapolis! Legendary!!

  20. I love Chasing Cars most

  21. Chasing Cars is my favorite song~


  22. I LOVE Chasing Cars. It’s one of mine and my hubby songs…

  23. I would love to have tickets for when they come to the Egyptian Room in INDY!

  24. Chasing Cars is my favorite song by Snow Patrol

  25. My favorite song is Called Out In The Dark

  26. I would love to get tickets for the Minneapolis concert.

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  28. I’ll Never Let Go is a good song!

  29. Chasing cars is one of my favorite songs!

  30. The South Side Music Hall in Dallas Tx, I’d send my daughter and her husband!

  31. My favorite song is Chasing Cars!

  32. I like Chasing Cars.

  33. chasing cars!

  34. I’d like to see them in Pomona, CA

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  36. Would love to see them in Waukegan.. At Genesee Theater!

  37. NYC and I love Snow Patrol… my favorite SP song is Make this Go on Forever.

  38. poolside at the cosmoplitan in las vegas sounds like a fun show to go to

  39. Fallen Empires.

  40. I’ve never heard of them so I listened to one of their videos. I’d like Fallen Empires the Deluxe CD.

  41. Chasing Cars

  42. I like their song “Chasing Cars”!

  43. I like too many songs, so my favorite album is Eyes Open.

  44. Fallen Empires is my favorite!

  45. Minneapolis would be the city I’d like to win tickets for. Hands Open is my favorite song.

  46. Chasing Cars.

  47. May 12 Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan

  48. Chasing Cars is one of my favorites!

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  49. Chasing cars is mt favorite. I would like to see them in Las Vegas

  50. cant wait

  51. I visited the site. They need to come to Raleigh NC.

  52. My favorite song is Run

  53. I would have loved to see them in Pontiac MI

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  54. Chasing Cars is my favorite song.

  55. Wish they would come to Cincinnati

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