• Elliot Ball

REVIEW: Snow Patrol ‘powerful and moving’ in Nottingham

Powerful, moving and hilarious; Snow Patrol’s ‘Reworked Tour’ had it all.

The Northern Irish rock band are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary, but the performance was as fresh as ever. Lead vocalist, Gary Lightbody had an awesome stage presence. Lightbody joked with fans, recollected past stories from his life and just looked like he was having an amazing time performing to his fans.

The gig was split into two parts; the first half was easy going with many of their slower known songs, such as I think of home and You’re all I have. Although the tempo of the songs was slowed that didn’t hamper the entertainment and the audience couldn’t help but clap along and chuckle at Lightbody when he was brutally honest that after 25 years, he now needs the lyrics in front of him.

After the interval, the second half was a lot more of what you expect from the quintet and by the end of the first song everyone was on their feet. Even members of the audience who may have been dragged along by their partners were swaying and belting out the lyrics to Run and Open Your Eyes.

Lightbody switched from vocalist to conductor and led the audience through some of the band's most successful tracks. The loudest of which was Chasing Cars, the most played song of the 21st century, and I couldn’t help but get caught up in the atmosphere. By the end of the song I had goosebumps and many of the audience members were moved by such a special song.

The night was rounded off by All the Love You Ever Get and Just Say Yes, which capped off a beautiful night in Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall.

I have to admit I wasn’t a hardcore fan of Snow Patrol going into this show, but my Spotify is now full of songs from last night's setlist.

Snow Patrol are continuing their tour if you want to catch this brilliant show here’s how to get tickets: https://snowpatrol.com/shows/