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Snow Patrol add extra Belfast date due to huge demand

Snow Patrol have added an extra show in Belfast to their upcoming tour dates due to huge demand for tickets.

The Northern Ireland band announced last month they would be performing at the SSE Arena in the city on December 7 - with tickets going on sale on Friday.

The band immediately announced a second show at the venue on December 8.

The five-piece will also be performing at Dublin's 3Arena on December 11.

Snow Patrol recently released their new album Wildness, their first record in seven years.

To mark its release, Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Johnny McDaid, and Jonny Quinn performed a sold out show at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, hailing the gig an "incredible night".

They also performed a small gig at Belfast's flagship HMV store last week, delighting their fans despite being two hours late due to a flight delay.

On taking to the stage lead singer Lightbody explained how one of the cabin crew cut her finger on an overhead locker.

"She's ok," he told the crowd, "but I thought 'that's not a good sign' ... it was just a series of unfortunate events from then on.

"We're so sorry. We got on the flight and then two hours later we got to Belfast.

"Thank you so much for staying."

Meanwhile, Wildness, has received rave reviews and earned the accolade of being named the Sunday Times album of the week. It was also one of the Evening Standard's albums of the week.

Magazine Hot Press hailed the band's seventh album, describing it as "arguably the most ambitious opus" of Snow Patrol's 25-year career.

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