Snow Patrol To Debut Live CD

U.K. rock act Snow Patrol will cap a breakthrough year with the concert DVD “Live 2004: Mums and Dads of the World Be Patient With Your Children.” Due Nov. 23 via Interscope, the 15-track release chronicles a sold-out August show at London’s Somerset House, featuring the smash U.K. singles “Run” and “Chocolate” plus such obscurities as the B-side “Post Punk Progression.”

The package also includes videos for “Run,” “Chocolate,” “Spitting Games” and “How To Be Dead,” as well as band-shot behind-the-scenes footage from its tours of North America, Japan and Ireland.

Snow Patrol crashed into the mainstream this year on the strength of its third album, “Final Straw,” which hit No. 1 on the Oct. 16 edition of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart after 27 weeks and has sold 158,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the U.K., the set has been certified double platinum for shipments of 600,000 units.

Also on Nov. 23, “Final Straw” will be reissued in DualDisc format, featuring the regular album on one side and a DVD side boasting three videos, a performance and interview on “[email protected],” a Surround Sound audio mix and a photo gallery.

As previously reported, the band has approximately 10 new songs written in advance of hitting the studio in February to record its next release. Beforehand, Snow Patrol will embark on an already-sold out U.K. tour, beginning Nov. 22 in Belfast. Frontman Gary Lightbody recently told the group would return to North America to play a handful of radio station-sponsored holiday shows, but none have yet been confirmed.

“It’s a wonderful, blessed life that people in bands lead,” Lightbody said. “We had nine lean years, I suppose, but bands that actually sell records are in a privileged position to sit back and listen to other peoples’ records. When your job is your hobby, it’s amazing.”


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