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Despite bad weather, Snow Patrol ‘Fallen Empires’ Tour in Manila a success

/ 06:57 AM August 11, 2012

Snow Patrol, who visited Manila for the first time for their Fallen Empires world tour, grieved with the victims who lost homes and loved ones in the recent floods. They said they will return to the Philippines “as soon as [they] can.”

MANILA, Philippines—The Asian leg of Snow Patrol’s “Fallen Empires Tour” has finally started with shows in Hong Kong and Singapore last weekend. On Thursday, August 9, Filipinos witnessed Snow Patrol live for the first time at the Smart Araneta Coliseum brought to us by Dickies, PLDT and Tanduay Ice Blue.

Snow Patrol, composed of members Gary Lightbody on vocals and rhythm guitar, Johnny Quinn on drums, Nathan Conolly on lead guitar, Paul Wilson on bass, and Tom Simpson on keyboards, is the band behind some of the biggest hits of the decade: “Chasing Cars,” “Signal Fire,” “Run” and “Just Say Yes.”

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Following the success of their album “A Hundred Million Suns,” their latest record, “Fallen Empires,” released in 2011 spawned the singles “Called Out in the Dark,” “This Isn’t Everything You Are,” “New York,” and “In the End. “

For months, the band has been playing in front of thousands all over the world in support of Fallen Empires and with their one-night only gig just a few days away, both Filipino fans and the band themselves excited. Lightbody even tweeted on his personal account (@garysnowpatrol), “Very excited about the Asia tour. It includes three places we have never been.”

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Since the show announcement, fans on Twitter have actively been tweeting countdowns to the day of the concert, song lyrics, setlist wish lists and messages such as “Winter is coming,” “It’s gonna freeze in Manila,” “7 days until my date with Gary Lightbody,” and “The looong wait is coming to an end! Snow Patrol Live in Manila!”

And so on Thursday, music lovers had a night of good music on a unique stage.

Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Tour was brought to us by: Dayly Entertainment, That’s Ntertainment, LAMC Productions and Rockstar Touring;

Presented by: Dickies, Tanduay Ice Blue and PLDT My DSL;

Co-presented by: Fox and Starworld; Official residence: Edsa Shangrila Hotel; Media partners: ABS CBN, MYX, Velvet Channel, RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, Pinas FM 955, 96.3 Easy Rock, 101.1 YES FM , 90.7 Love Radio, 97.1 Radio High 105.9, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The LaSallian, Pep.ph, Philstar.com, Inquirer.net, Click the City, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Juice.ph and Pinoy Exchange. Special Thanks to: MCA Universal Music, Odyssey and Astroplus. (advtng)

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