In Pictures: Snow Patrol play Belfast's Odyssey Arena
Snow Patrol kicked off their three night slot at the Odyssey last night
With a sixth studio album released in November Snow Patrol's extensive back catalogue of material makes it more difficult to draw up a play-list for gigs
Guitarist Nathan Connolly said:"There are the songs we have to play, the singles that we know will win the crowd over, though they're not always the songs we want to do," he said. "But we're really excited about playing the new stuff from Fallen Empires. It's only when we do live shows that we discover what songs the audience connect with. We've done a handful of gigs recently ahead of the tour and we're finding that This Isn't Everything You Are seems to be the one that people are emotionally connecting to and instantly getting."
Fallen Empires sees Snow Patrol experiment with new sounds - electronica and even a hint of disco - and Nathan said it was their most ambitious album to date.
"It's the closest we've come to actually getting what's in our heads down on a record," he said. "We didn't want to repeat ourselves, but at the same time, we didn't want to forget our strengths. It's less polished, less perfect than the previous two albums. When a record's too clinical you can lose some of your personality. This is the first step in a new direction and you'll see it come through even more on the next album."
Read Andrew Johnston's review of the concert in today's Belfast Telegraph