Everything You Need To Know For Snow Patrol At The Olympia!


Gary Lightbody and co are set to bring down the house at The Olympia next week. The gig is totally sold out! If you do have a ticket you’re in for an amazing night!

If you can beg, borrow or steal a ticket for this gig, then do!  The Northern rockers will rock Dublin on Tuesday 26th November.

This gig is part of Snow patrol’s ‘Reworked Tour’, where they will be playing re-imagined versions of tracks from their huge back catalogue, as well as new songs from their ‘Reworked’ album.

Tower Records recently announced a special ‘wristband only’ acoustic gig to celebrate the release of the bands’ ‘Reworked’ album, the intimate show is at 5pm on the 26th.

If you pre-ordered the album you would have been sent wristbands for the show. People are being advised to get to the doors for no later than 4pm.

Did you know… 5 facts about Snow Patrol

  • On July 30, 2006, Snow Patrol were the last act ever to appear on long-running music show Top Of The Pops. They performed ‘Chasing Cars’.
  • The single ‘Chasing Cars’, taken from the album, ‘Eyes Open’, was a massive hit both in the UK and the US. It was used in the season finale of US medical show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.
  • Gary Lightbody began writing songs at the age of 15 in a small room under his parents’ kitchen. He also plays guitar but only decided to learn the basics of the instrument because he didn’t think he would ever know any instrument, “inside out.”
  • The phrase ‘Chasing Cars’ came from Gary’s father, referring to a girl Gary was infatuated with: “You’re like a dog chasing a car. You’ll never catch it and you just wouldn’t know what to do with it if you did.”
  • Gary Lightbody battled depression and alcoholism as Snow Patrol wrote their seventh album, ‘Wildness’.

How To Secure Tickets To Snow Patrol

Ever wondered where the name ‘Snow Patrol’ came from?  It has long been rumoured to be a reference to scoring cocaine, but in fact the name ‘Snow Patrol’ came from a friend of the band. Even though they were called ‘Polar Bear’ at the time their mate always referred to the group as ‘Snow Patrol’.

There was also a naming conflict with another band of the same name fronted by Jane’s Addiction‘s ex-bassist Eric Avery. Originally formed in 1994 as Shrug, they became Polar Bear the following year, before settling on Snow Patrol in mid-1997.

Snow Patrol’s 2006 smash hit ‘Chasing Cars’ has been named the most popular song of the century, clinching the number 1 spot on UK radio’s most-played list.

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