Get your tickets and just forget the world

Back again for the second time in Singapore, following a sold-out Fort Canning Park show way back in 2012, is Snow Patrol—and this time they’re doing things acoustically. The alternative rock band from North Ireland is set to play an acoustic gig at the University Cultural Centre of NUS this Sep 1, as part of a promotional tour for their latest record Wildness (2018).

With six studio albums under their 21-year-old belt, Snow Patrol has no doubt been in the industry for the long haul. In over two decades of music-making, their fourth album Eyes Open was easily the most notable. The 2006 album topped the charts, peaking at number one for Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and United Kingdom, thanks to the explosive popularity of “Chasing Cars”. The emotionally raw rock ballad set to a backtrack of sparse guitar is a classic tearjerker that has made cameos during critical, grievous scenes of movies and sitcoms, including American medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy. (And let's not forget countless '00s and '90s parties in clubs today.)

Wildness is Snow Patrol’s first album in seven years. But raspy voiced lead singer Gary Lightbody reminds us that the emotional connectivity through his lyrical gems never left. With uplifting tracks like “Don’t Give In”, and the alt-rock melodies of “Empress”, the set list for September looks promising. Plus, given the intimate venue, you can expect to cosy up to the five-man band. 

Tickets start from $98, and go live May 14 at 10am. 


Snow Patrol in Singapore happens Sep 1 at University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. General sales begin May 14 at 10am online. More info here.