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Snow Patrol acoustic shows

Snow Patrol will be returning to Australia at the end of September for their first Australian gigs since they toured with the V Festival back in 2009.

The band will play just two shows – one in Melbourne and one Sydney – playing songs from their latest album Fallen Empires for the first time in Australia plus older faves. For these stripped back acoustic gigs the band will also be pared back with just singer Gary Lightbody, pianist Johnny McDaid and guitarist Nathan Connolly making the journey to Australia.

It’s an odd tour considering that the bands is touring in stripped back form with a partial lineup for Sunday and Monday night shows, so it could suggest that the band is planning to reintroduce their songs to Australian fans before a larger return early next year. Then again, maybe it’ll be another three years before they return after these dates.

When they last visited us in 2009 FL’s reviewer in Melbourne reported that “Snow Patrol are arguably a much better live band than they are a recorded band. That’s not to put their records down; it’s just to say that the energy and performance they inject into their live show is very impressive.”

Snow Patrol acoustic shows:
Sunday 30th September – Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Monday 1st October – State Theatre, Sydney

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 19th July at 9am AST.

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gumbuoy said on the 11th Jul, 2012

Snow Patrol have announced two shows in September/October, Sydney and Melbourne only.

The stripped back acoustic shows will see Gary, Nathan and Jonny McDaid return to Australia for the first time since 2009 and will be the first chance for Australian fans to hear tracks from latest album ‘Fallen Empires’ live.

The shows will take place at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne on September 30th and the State Theatre in Sydney on October 1st, with tickets on sale for both dates on Thursday 19th July at 9am AST.



oldgregg said on the 11th Jul, 2012

well, I've got my tickets.


batdan said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Syd and Mel sound like a comedy duo.

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Napoleon Solo said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Would attend if under 75 dollars, so I'm probably not going.


LukeWarm said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Wow, Snow Patrol acoustic shows. That sounds like an exciting night out.


sarcasm_mister said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Would attend if they did Final Straw in full acoustic, so I'm probably not going.