Snow Patrol to meet fans in Belfast
HMV is delighted to welcome Snow Patrol to HMV Donegall Arcade on Sunday 26th of October at 9.45pm.
The internationally acclaimed band will be meeting fans and signing copies of its fifth album â€œA Hundred Million Sunsâ€ on October 27. The album is preceded by the fantastic single â€˜Take Back The Cityâ€™, on October 13th. â€˜Take Back The Cityâ€™ comes with a spectacular video shot in East London courtesy of acclaimed video director Alex Courtes (White Stripes â€˜Seven Nation Armyâ€™).
The bands fifth studio album, â€˜A Hundred Million Sunsâ€™ was recorded through Summer 2008 in Hansa Studios in Berlin (where Bowie recorded â€˜Lowâ€™, â€˜Heroesâ€™ & â€˜Lodgerâ€™) and at Grouse Lodge deep in the Irish countryside. Written by Snow Patrol the album has been produced by long time producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, REM, U2).
Snow Patrol are one of the biggest selling UK bands this decade and â€˜A Hundred Million Sunsâ€™ follows up the 2006 Number One, seven times platinum phenomenon â€˜Eyes Openâ€™ which sold an incredible 2.1 million copies in the UK and over 1 million in the USA. â€˜Eyes Openâ€™ achieved platinum awards across the world from the US and Canada to Germany, Australia and beyond, selling over 4.5 million copies in total. The single â€˜Chasing Carsâ€™ has just received itâ€™s 100,000th UK radio play and its 2 millionth download in the US.
Snow Patrol are among an elite group of UK artists to have achieved consecutive million selling albums â€“ Eyes Open followed up 2003â€™s â€˜Final Strawâ€™ which sold 1.6 million copies, achieving five times platinum status.
Gary Lightbody (vocals/guitars) says:
“I’m so proud of this record.Â Everybody played out of their skin.Â Garret (Jacknife Lee) continued his progression from maverick genius to one of the best producers in the world.Â Musically, lyrically and sonically the best record we’ve made”
HMV Donegall Arcade manager James Rider said, â€œWe are thrilled to welcome Snow Patrol to our Donegall Arcade store- they are without a doubt one of the greatest Irish bands of the last decade. We expect a massive turn-out for this event and so we encourage fans to come down early to get wristbands to ensure that their entry to the signing is guaranteed.â€
ENTRANCE TO THIS EVENT IS RESTRICTED AND WRISTBANDS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM STORE OPENING ON SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER AT THE STORE.
ONLY TWO WRISTBANDS WILL BE ISSUED PER PERSON.