Thursday, May 31, 2018


Gorillaz are back!

The Now Now

Out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records—Preorder Live NOW
New video for first single “Humility” here

“Humility” Premiere on Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD


Plus North American Arena Dates Confirmed in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto and Montreal

The Internet to Support on All Headline Dates Except Boston; Little Dragon to Support in Boston


LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2018) – A brand new studio album from Gorillaz titled The Now Now will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 29th, and is available for pre-order now with two instant grat songs, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich.”

The Now Now is 11 all-new songs from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act*, produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, and recorded entirely at Studio 13, London in February this year.

In contrast to the cast of characters that joined the apocalyptic party thrown by Damon Albarn and his cartoon crew on last year’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated HUMANZ , The Now Now sees the band largely eschewing guest stars, taking it back to the core Gorillaz crew: blue-haired, sweet-natured dreamer 2D on vocals;  whip-smart Japanese badassNoodle on guitar; Brooklyn-born philosopher and the meat–behind-the-beat Russel Hobbs on drums. And with Murdoc Niccals temporarily indisposed, bass duties on the new album have been taken up by erstwhile Gangreen Gang member Ace (explaining the “FREE MURDOC” signage that’s been popping up everywhere from Coachella to the Kentucky Derby to and Reddit).

A sun-drenched new video for “Humility”—the single premiered today on Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD on Beats 1 on Apple Music--starring a roller-skating 2D and a busking Jack Black, was directed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett and filmed entirely in Venice Beach, California last month - watch it here.

Gorillaz also announced they will bring The Now Now Tour to North America this fall, produced by Live Nation, and culminating in the U.S. debut of Gorillaz’ own acclaimed Demon Dayz Festival. The “joyful apocalypse… and carnivalesque festival of great performances” (The Guardian)” curated by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, promoted and produced by Live Nation – will make its exclusive appearance for this year at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles on October 20th, just 10 minutes from downtown L.A..
The Demon Dayz L.A. lineup will be comprised of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family. Information on ticket sales and additional attractions will be announced shortly.

See below for The Now Now Tour itinerary which will kick off October 8 in Toronto, ON and make stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Chicago. The Internet will support on all headline dates, with Little Dragon joining as special guest for the Boston show. Tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 8th at 10am PST at American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public in the U.S., beginning Friday, June 1 at 10am local through Thursday, June 7 at 10pm local and in Canada, beginning Monday, June 4 at 12pm local through Thursday, June 7 at 12pm local.

The Now Now is available as a single CD, vinyl, at all global digital partners, and as a collector’s edition Deluxe Vinyl LP Box Set at
Track listing for The Now Now is:
  1. Humility - feat George Benson
  2. Tranz
  3. Hollywood - feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
  4. Kansas
  5. Sorcererz
  6. Idaho
  7. Lake Zurich
  8. Magic City
  9. Fire Flies
  10. One Percent
  11. Souk Eye

Notes to Editors:

Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011) and Humanz (2017). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

* The World’s Most Successful Virtual Act - The Guinness Book of Records


Gorillaz: The Now Now Tour NORTH AMERICA 2018

8 October        Air Canada Centre, TORONTO *
9 October        Bell Centre, MONTREAL *
11 October      Wells Fargo Center, PHILADELPHIA *
13 October      Barclays Center, NEW YORK *
14 October      TD Garden, BOSTON **
16 October      United Center, CHICAGO *
20 October     Demon Dayz Festival, LOS ANGELES

* with The Internet
** with Little Dragon

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Coachella 2019 Advance Sale Details

It's never too early to begin thinking about 2019, especially when it comes to Coachella!

Photo: Robert Kinsler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Los Angeles, CA – May 30, 2018

Coachella 2019 Advance Sale Information

For the 20-year anniversary, Coachella 2019 will be held over the following weekends,

Weekend 1: April 12th – 14th 2019
Weekend 2: April 19th – 21st 2019

Advance passes go on sale beginning this Friday, June 1st at 11 AM PDT, while supplies last. This will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Payment Plan. The price you see is what you pay — prices reflect all fees included. 3-Day GA, 3-Day VIP, Car/Tent Camping, Any Line Shuttle Passes, Hotel Packages and more will be available for purchase during the Advance Sale.

Visit for additional info.

Lords of the New Church's debut album expanded with live set, coming form Blixa Sounds on July 20, 2018

It's great to hear the world is going to see the release of a special, expanded edition of the debut from the Lords of the New Church!

The Lords of the New Church and more unearthed'

Two-CD release from Blixa Sounds, due July 20, 2018, features the band's self-titled 1982 debut plus bonus tracks and a live set!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The 1982 self-titled debut by post-punk supergroup the Lords of the New Church will be unearthed for a new generation of fans by Blixa Sounds Records on July 20, 2018.

This special edition two-CD set titled Lords of the New Church: Special Edition features all 10 tracks from the band’s 1982 self-titled debut, originally released by I.R.S. Records in the U.S., plus the B-side bonus tracks “Girls Girls Girls” and “Young Don’t Cry,” as well as the single version of the band’s modern rock hit, “Open Your Eyes.” The album is augmented by a 13-track 1982 live set — culled from the band’s own vault — featuring the Lords in all their glory at My Father’s Place, the legendary Long Island, N.Y. nightclub. Aside from live versions of the songs on their debut, the second disc includes the Lords’ reading of the Allen Toussaint classic “Fortune Teller.” The set includes a 12-page, full-color booklet, featuring photos of the band, replicas of gig posters and new liners noted by music journalist Craig Rosen, who interviewed the band in 1983 for his college newspaper.

The Lords of the New Church were formed in 1980 by Stiv Bator and Brian James, both survivors of the punk wars of the late ’70s. James was a founding member and chief songwriter of U.K. punksthe Damned, responsible for such classics as “New Rose” and “Neat Neat Neat.” Bator was the mouthpiece of young, loud and snotty Cleveland punks the Dead Boys, known for such classics as “Sonic Reducer” and “Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth.” It was record mogul Miles Copeland, founder of the I.R.S. Records label and older brother of Police drummer Stewart, who suggested the Bator-James alliance.

Initially, the Lords were a punk supergroup of sorts, with its first rhythm section consisting of ex-Generation X bassist Tony James and two-time Clash drummer Terry Chimes. Though they didn’t last, their song “Russian Roulette” stayed, and made the band’s debut album. Bassist Dave Tregunna of Sham 69 was eventually recruited with Damned drummer Rat Scabies joining the fold for a single 1980 gig billed as the Dead Damned Sham Band. By the time Scabies was replaced by Nick Turner, formerly of London-based neo-surf combo the Barracudas, the band was rechristened the Lords of the New Church.

Recorded at Farmyard Studios in the U.K. and produced by the Lords, the band’s 10-track 1982 debut is an unholy mix of punk, glam, garage rock and goth, giving those too young to catch the Damned and the Dead Boys in their prime the opportunity to experience the legends of Bator and James in real time.

Delivered at the beginning of the Reagan-Thatcher years, Bator’s lyrics perfectly caught the paranoia of the time, observing, “They threaten our lives with nuclear war” in the opening salvo “New Church.” He takes it a step further in the band’s biggest hit and album standout “Open Your Eyes.” Over a galloping punky reggae rhythm provided by James et al., Bator sings, “Video games train the kids for war / Army chic in high-fashion stores,” later adding “nuclear politicians’ picture show / the acting’s lousy but the blind don’t know.” Those lyrics were timely in ’82, and sadly they’re still relevant today; only the puppetheads in charge have changed.

Elsewhere, the Lords served up the defiantly politically incorrect “Eat Your Heart Out,” aimed at a “rich bitch” Stiv wants to “shut up and sit down,” a killer cover of the Balloon Farm nugget “Question of Temperature,” and other raging originals, including the tribal stomp of “Portobello,” the big beat psych-pop of “Livin’ on Livin’,” and the eve-of-destruction rocker “Holy War.”

While the band was touring to support the album in March 1983, an aspiring college journalist caught up with the Lords prior to a gig at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, California. What he witnessed was not rock ’n’ roll excess, but rather a group of seasoned professionals working hard to break through. Their day consisted of a TV appearance, interviews, soundcheck, a quick trip back to the hotel, and then the gig. Bator was wisecracking and rail thin; James, more soft-spoken and serious. “We’re four geezers who got together because we got along with each other,” James noted. Bator, at the time, was down on punk, which had been co-opted by violent skinheads, and was seeking to offer fans an alternative. “It’s all just a repeating of clichés and slogans of the past,” he said. “It’s become a fashion instead of a movement of passion like it was.”

While the Lords went on to record two other studio albums, their self-titled debut remains their finest hour (actually, a quick-hit 34 minutes). Bator died in 1990 after being hit by a car in Paris. According to legend, his girlfriend snorted some of his ashes and sprinkled the rest on the grave of Jim Morrison

Stiv may be gone, but it’s not too late for you to worship at the altar of the Lords and join the New Church. Shut up and sit down, and give it a listen.

Lords Of The New Church: Special Edition

Disc One:

1. New Church                        

2. Russian Roulette                  

3. Question of Temperature    

4. Eat Your Heart Out             

5. Portobello                           

6. Open Your Eyes                  

7. Livin’ On Livin’                    

8. Li’l Boys Play With Dolls     

9. Apocalypso                         

10. Holy War                           

Bonus Tracks

11. Girls, Girls, Girls                

12. Young Don’t Cry                

13. Open Your Eyes (Single Version)  

Disc Two:

(Live From My Father’s Place 1982)

1. New Church                        

2. Question of Temperature    

3. Girls Girls Girls                    

4. Livin’ On Livin’                    

5. Eat Your Heart Out             

6. Russian Roulette                 

7. Fortune Teller                                 

8. Open Your Eyes                  

9. Li’l Boys Play with Dolls      

10. Holy War    
11. Portobello

12. Apocalypso

13. New Church

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Florence + The Machine confirm North American leg of global tour

Here are the details on Florence + The Machine's upcoming 2018 U.S. tour. Very exciting that the group is returning to the Hollywood Bowl too (on Sept. 25, 2018)! Check out my review of Florence + The Machine's 2015 concert here...


NEW YORK, NY (May 29, 2018) – Florence + the Machine confirm a 23 city North American fall headline tour today, kicking off August 5 in Montreal, QC and including stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Barclays Center. Further dates include SeattlePortlandNashvilleWashington, D.C.PhiladelphiaChicago and more.

Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. local time at American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for select dates before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, May 31 at 10 p.m. local time. Visit for more information.

Florence + the Machine’s hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope—co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and featuring contributions from Kamasi WashingtonSamphaTobias Jesso JrKelsey LuJamie xx and Thomas Barlett—is out June 29 on Republic Records. Watch the A.G. Rojas-directed video for first official single “Hunger” 
August 5               Montreal, QC, Canada                                                                              Osheaga  
August 9                    Lake Tahoe, NV                                 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys*
August 11                San Francisco, CA                                                                        Outside Lands
September 8         Vancouver, BC, Canada                                                              Skookum Festival
September 10                Seattle, WA                                                                                  KeyArena†
September 11               Portland, OR                                                                            Moda Center†
September 14          Salt Lake City, UT                                                                    Maverik Center†
September 15                Denver, CO                                                                     Grandoozy Festival
September 22             Las Vegas, NV                                                                        Life Is Beautiful
September 23             San Diego, CA         Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University‡
September 25            Los Angeles, CA                                                                   Hollywood Bowl‡
September 29                 Dallas, TX                                        The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory‡
September 30               Houston, TX                                     The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion‡
October 2                    Nashville, TN                                                                   Bridgestone Arena§
October 3                    Charlotte, NC                                                                      Spectrum Center§
October 5                 Washington, D.C.                                                                       The Anthem**
October 9                    New York, NY                                                                         Barclays Center
October 12                   Boston, MA                                                                                  TD Garden
October 13                  Uncasville, CT                                                             Mohegan Sun Arena††
October 14                Philadelphia, PA                                                             Wells Fargo Center††
October 16            Toronto, ON, Canada                                                           Air Canada Centre††
October 19                    Chicago, IL                                                                          United Center‡‡
October 20               Minneapolis, MN                                                                      Target Center‡‡
*with Wet
†with St. Vincent and Lizzo
‡with Kamasi Washington
§with Billie Eilish
**with Beth Ditto
††with Grizzly Bear
‡‡with Perfume Genius

1. June
2. Hunger
3. South London Forever
4. Big God
5. Sky Full of Song
6. Grace
7. Patricia
8. 100 Years
9. The End of Love
10. No Choir

A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Icons explore roots via new collections

A wide range of talented artists are truly in their element using their roots in carving out great new recordings available now.

Artist: John Mellencamp
Title: Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
You might like if you enjoy: Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Woody Guthrie
Tell me more: In Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre singer-songwriter John Mellencamp provides a deeper look into his craft via a mix of stunning musical performances and spoken word. In the digital release I reviewed, there was both a full-length concert film featuring Mellencamp and his terrific band, as well as that same concert film featuring a voice over from the artist offering a wealth of insights about the beginning of his career, his ability to observe and put those observations into song, and thoughts about the world about him. The performances range from the blues-flavored "Lawless Times" and Americana-draped "Troubled Man" to rocking takes of "Rain on the Scarecrow" and "Pink Houses." The work of fiddler Miriam Sturm and accordion player Troye Kinnett in particular enhances the performances. But it is the narration that will appeal to those looking for a deeper glimpse into the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. "I've always been interested in other people," Mellencamp acknowledges early in the film. "And at the same time always found other people in my way." Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre is available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and via digital formats. Information:

Artist: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Title: No Mercy In This Land (Anti)
You might like if you enjoy: Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite
Tell me more: Five years after teaming up for their Grammy-winning masterwork Get Up! Ben Harper (vocals, slide guitar, piano) and Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica, vocals) have joined forces again (Get Up! was one of my favorite albums of 2013. View my review of the album here). No Mercy In This Land finds the dynamic duo once again demonstrating there is plenty of new territory to explore in the blues. This is an album that explores the genre's richest traditions even as the approach here has a contemporary energy and relevance that astounds. The fleet "Bad Habits" finds Harper even tapping into a seemingly authentic early 20th century poetry while conjuring up the blues: "When a man gives you his hat / He's living on borrowed time." Musselwhite's potent blues harmonica spices up the track, as well as the original material across the disc (just listen to "Movin' On" later). The fiery Chicago blues "The Bottle Wins Again," yearning ballad "When Love Is Not Enough" and country blues "Trust You To Dig My Grave" demonstrate the range of the duo's approach. Musselwhite takes over lead vocal duties on the descriptive Delta foray "No Mercy In This Land," a Harper-penned tale whose probing lyrics could have been penned in the 1860s or 1960s and sound just as timely in 2018. Information:

Artur Menezes performing in
Dana Point, CA on May 19, 2018.
Photo: Bob Steshetz
Artist: Artur Menezes
Title: Keep Pushing (independent)
You might like if you enjoy: Gary Clark Jr., Tommy Castro, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Tell me more: Armed with a powerful and soulful voice as well as top-tier talent on lead guitar, Brazil-born Artur Menezes shines across his new Josh Smith-produced album Keep Pushing. The 10 original songs are outstanding, and what's more Menezes is expert at mixing up a number of styles. For example on the heavy blues-rocker "Come With Me" his approach recalls a mix of vintage Bad Company and modern-day heroes Black Country Communion. He turns on a dime for the Texas blues of "Any Day, Anytime," here his voice equal parts Austin gale and Memphis soul. On the rockabilly-tinged "Love'n'Roll," he dips back into the sounds of the '50s for a spirited romp where his pleasing vocals and guitar work are positioned amidst horns. The lovely "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind" is a ballad that fuses jazz chords into the blues sound, while the spirit of Hendrix creeps into the psychedelic blues rocker "Til The Day I Die." "Pull It Through" simply thrills with its power and style. Sure, Menezes' guitar work is thrilling; but just listen because his expressive solos always come in the service of the songs themselves. Information:

Artist: Gene D. Plumber
Title: All the Pretty Girls (Bar/None Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Willie Nelson, George Jones, Merle Haggard
Tell me more: There is a sense of bona fide fun while listening to Gene D. Plumber's All the Pretty Girls. Not many artists release a commercial debut album at age 72, but Plumber provides aspiring recording artists and roots music fans of all stripes a joyful listen thanks to a great collection mixing up his colorful originals and reworked covers that benefit from his style. Armed with a raspy but mellifluous voice, the lively spirit of the disc is bolstered by a far-flung mix of songs. The life-long Hoboken artist surprises on the absolutely tender original "A Breeze Blows Through the Palm Tree," an acoustic song that stirs via his vocal performance and Marc Jonson's subliminal organ. He mines similarly affecting emotional territory on a version of the George Jones hit "I Always Get Lucky with You." Uptempo standouts include his Cajun-flavored title track, the old time rock 'n' roll-styled "Let's Make a Deal - Marriage Proposal" and a New Orleans-flavored cover of the Chris Kenner & Allen Tousaint 1961 classic "I Like It Like That". Information:

Artist: Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager
Title: Rough Cut (Alligator Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Little Walter, Kim Wilson
Tell me more: Lovers of traditional blues will love the new collaboration featuring award-winning vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Curtis Salgado and guitar great Alan Hager. On the duo's newly-released Rough Cut they explore the genre with a mix of potent originals and beloved covers. Among the great tracks on the set are the driving originals "So Near to Nowhere," "One Night Only" and warmhearted acoustic track "I Want My Dog to Live Longer (The Greatest Wish)." The two artists also take on a number of well-known classics, with the buoyant Muddy Waters standard "I Can't Be Satisfied" (featuring some sly slide work from Hager), biting Chicago blues nugget "Too Young to Die," a wonderfully vocals-anchored "Morning Train" and dance-minded take of Elmore James' "You Got to Move" among the essentials featured on the 13-track disc. Information:

Robert Kinsler

Friday, May 25, 2018

Snow Patrol Confirms North American Tour With Ed Sheeran

So good to see Snow Patrol returning with new music and getting out on the road again!




"….a fantastically ambitious collection of songs, one more direct and intimate than many previous Snow Patrol offerings...“Wildness” signals a triumphant Snow Patrol return."
-Associated Press
Snow Patrol will tour with Ed Sheeran this summer and fall.Photo Credit: Simon Lipman at European Space Agency

This morning, Snow Patrol reveal that they will support Ed Sheeran on 24 North American stadium dates, which will kick off at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Saturday August 18th. The tour will stop in cities including Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas (full dates below), and tickets for all dates are on sale now and available here.

Today, Snow Patrol release Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.” Purchase Wildness on all formats here.

To celebrate the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol debut new music videos for “A Youth Written In Fire,” “Life and Death,” “Wild Horses,” and “A Dark Switch.” The band has previously released music videos for “Empress” “What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?,” “Life On Earth,” and “Don’t Give In,” and you can watch them all here.

Snow Patrol recently returned to “Later... With Jools Holland” where they debuted a live rendition of “Empress,” along with performances of “Life On Earth,” “Heal Me,” and “Chasing Cars.” Snow Patrol also appeared as musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 19th and The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 24th and performed “Don’t Give In,” the first single from Wildness.

Snow Patrol have launched a Spotify playlister website where fans around the world can create their own playlist of Snow Patrol songs throughout the band’s catalogue and share these playlists with a friend. When sharing the playlist, the fan marks his/her location as well as the recipient’s location on a global map. Check it out and create your own playlist at

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, five UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including “This Is How You Walk On” for 2017’s Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Biffy Clyro, and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer’s block as life block.
Wildness Track Listing

01 Life On Earth
02 Don’t Give In
03 Heal Me
04 Empress
05 A Dark Switch
06 What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
07 A Youth Written In Fire
08 Soon
09 Wild Horses
10 Life And Death

Snow Patrol Tour Dates With Ed Sheeran
Aug18 /// Pasadena, CA /// Rosebowl
Aug 21 /// San Francisco, CA /// AT&T Park
Aug 25 /// Seattle, WA /// CenturyLink Field
Aug 30 /// Toronto, ON /// Rogers Centre
Aug 31 /// Toronto, ON /// Rogers Centre
Sep 6 /// St. Louis, MO /// Busch Stadium
Sep 8 /// Detroit, MI /// Ford Field
Sep 14 /// Foxboro, MA /// Gillette Stadium
Sep 15 /// Foxboro, MA /// Gillette Stadium
Sep 21 /// East Rutherford, NJ /// MetLife Stadium
Sep 22 /// East Rutherford, NJ /// MetLife Stadium
Sep 27 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Lincoln Financial Field
Sep 29 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// PNC Park
Oct 4 /// Chicago, IL /// Soldier Field
Oct 6 /// Nashville, TN /// Nissan Stadium
Oct 13 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arrowhead Stadium
Oct 17 /// Fargo, ND /// Fargodome
Oct 20 /// Minneapolis, MN /// US Bank Stadium
Oct 23 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Miller Park
Oct 27 /// Dallas, TX /// AT&T Stadium
Oct 31 /// New Orleans, LA /// Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Nov 3 /// Houston, TX /// Minute Maid Park
Nov 7 /// Tampa, FL /// Raymond James Stadium
Nov 10 /// Atlanta, GA /// Mercedes-Benz Stadium