Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires

, 14 2011 @ 14:00
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Multi-platinum Irish/Scottish five-piece Snow Patrol release their sixth studio album Fallen Empires on Fiction Records on 14th November 2011. Recorded in Los Angeles with long-time producer Garret Jacknife Lee, Fallen Empires features the hit Called Out In The Dark and stunning new single This Isnt Everything You Are.

Fallen Empires
The new album released 14th November 2011
Announce Dublin & Belfast Concert dates
UK & Ireland tour ticket pre-sale

Snow Patrol - singer Gary Lightbody, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, drummer Jonny Quinn and keyboardist, Tom Simpson - recorded Fallen Empires at Eagles Watch in Santa Monica. Tracks were mixed at the studio owned by Jacknife Lee, a hacienda in Topanga Canyon, the one time hippy commune and former home to Neil Young and Woody Guthrie. Backing vocals were recorded by the LA Inner City Mass Gospel Choir in Compton, and Troy Van Leuwen from Queens Of The Stone Age provides additional guitars on two tracks.

The result is a 14-track album that breaks new ground for Snow Patrol. Bolting distorted, electro guitar riffs, club-friendly drums and anthemic choruses to Gary Lightbody's heart-bruised lyricism, Fallen Empires takes its cues from LCD Soundsystem's The Sound Of Silver, U2's Achtung Baby and Arcade Fires The Suburbs. Despite the experimentation, Fallen Empires retains the essence of Snow Patrols appeal. The catch-all emotional dynamics are still there: the soulful New York feels like a festival moment-in-waiting; The Garden Rules a soundtrack to autumnal romance, and in This Isnt Everything You Are Snow Patrol have created another starkly beautiful masterpiece, the equal of their classics Run and Chasing Cars.

Fallen Empires then, is a suitably weighty follow-up to 2008s A Hundred Millions Suns and the million-selling 2009 collection Up To Now. Quite simply, it is their best record to date and promises to redefine Snow Patrol as an altogether more ambitious, more expansive, creative force.

Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark by Universal_Music_Greece

New Dublin and Belfast Concert Dates
Snow Patrol today announce concert dates in Dublin and Belfast.

Saturday 21st January 2012 The O2, Dublin
Tickets from 44.05 including booking fee

Monday 23 January 2012 The Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Ticket from 33 including booking fee

Tickets on sale Friday 23rd September at 9.00am from:
The Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Odyssey Arena Box Office: Tel. 02890 739074
Book On Line:

In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
By Telephone (24 Hour):
ROI - 0818 719 300, Northern Ireland - 0844 277 44 55
Book On Line:

UK and Ireland Tour Ticket Pre-Sale
Fans who pre-order Fallen Empires through the official band store
will get the chance to enter an exclusive ticket pre-sale for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour.

The ticket pre-sale will begin on following dates:

Ireland - Tue 20th Sept at 9am
Northern Ireland - Tue 20th Sept at 9am
Other dates - To Be Confirmed

Full details of UK pre-sales will be announced via and Greek Radio online