Snow Patrol to hold acoustic gig at NUS

Northern Irish band Snow Patrol will be doing an acoustic set in September as part of their series of unplugged gigs.
Northern Irish band Snow Patrol will be doing an acoustic set in September as part of their series of unplugged gigs.PHOTO: LAMC

Snow Patrol, the Northern Irish band known for rock hits such as Chasing Cars (2006) and Run (2003), will be back in Singapore on Sept 1 for an acoustic set at the University Cultural Centre Hall at the National University of Singapore.

The show is part of a series of unplugged gigs that include shows in Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Formed in 1994 and fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Gary Lightbody, the band have released seven albums, with their debut, Songs For Polarbears, out in 1998.

They scored their first Top 5 British hit with Run, from their third studio album, Final Straw (2003). Chasing Cars, from their fourth studio album, Eyes Open (2006), became an even bigger hit, peaking at No. 5 in the United States charts.

They have won seven gongs at Ireland's national music awards, the Meteor Music Awards, including three Best Irish Band accolades in 2005, 2007 and 2010.

  • BOOK IT / SNOW PATROL LIVE AND ACOUSTIC IN SINGAPORE 

  • WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore

    WHEN: Sept 1, 8pm

    ADMISSION: Tickets from $98 to $158 will be available from next Tuesday, 10am, from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555).

The quintet, which performed at Fort Canning Park in 2012, released their latest album, Wildness, in 2018, which topped the Irish charts and reached No. 2 on the British charts.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2019, with the headline 'Snow Patrol to hold acoustic gig'. Print Edition | Subscribe