Scarborough Open Air Theatre Announce Snow Patrol Show for Summer 2021
by Steve Crabtree / @stevecrab
Snow Patrol are the latest big name to confirm a new headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.
The multi-award-winning band are behind such anthems as ‘Chasing Cars’, ‘Run’, and ‘You’re All I Have’. And they’re visiting Britain’s largest open-air arena on Saturday, July 3.
Snow Patrol are made up of Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, and Jonny Quinn. And they’ve racked up an impressive array of accolades over a hit-packed 25-year career. They’ve notched up more than 17 million global album sales and one billion-plus global track streams. They’ve had five UK Platinum-selling albums, an Ivor Novello award, and Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominations.
The band broke into the mainstream in 2003 with their album Final Straw, featuring Top 5 hit Run. 2006’s Eyes Open saw them truly propelled to a global audience as massive hit single ‘Chasing Cars’ went on to become UK radio’s most played song of the 21st century.
After taking some time out, Snow Patrol returned in 2018 with the brilliant Wildness. It was their first studio album in seven years. The band followed up its huge success with a sensational live tour which included a homecoming gig in front of 35,000 fans in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
They were due to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2020 only for the date to be cancelled due to the global pandemic. During lockdown the band recorded a new EP – The Fireside Sessions – with the help of a few thousand friends!
Five songs on the EP were written by the band’s fans during a series of streams on Instagram Live dubbed ‘Saturday Songwrite’. In a nod to this collaboration, the EP was released under the banner of Snow Patrol And The Saturday Songwriters. All proceeds from sales went to the anti-poverty charity, The Trussell Trust.
Bringing Snow Patrol to Scarborough Open Air Theatre is programmer Peter Taylor. He said: “We were gutted when the 2020 season had to be postponed. So we are delighted to be able to confirm Snow Patrol are heading to Scarborough OAT in 2021.
“They are a hugely successful and influential band who have written and recorded some of the best-loved indie rock anthems of the last 20 years. These special songs are going to sound amazing at this unique venue. It’s going to be an incredible night.”
Tickets for Snow Patrol go on general sale via scarboroughopenairtheatre.com at 9am on Friday November 6.