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Snow Patrol Makes New Album Date

Snow Patrol Makes New Album Date

Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, "Eyes Open," May 1 internationally via Fiction/Polydor and May 9 in North America via Interscope. The driving, up-tempo first single "You're All I Have" will see commercial release April 24 in the United Kingdom.

The 11-track set features a duet between frontman Gary Lightbody and singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright on "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" as well as guest appearances from Posies/Big Star principal Ken Stringfellow on keyboards plus backing vocals from Scottish indie rock notables Eugene Kelly, Charlie Clarke, Jenny Reeve and Iain Archer.

"Eyes Open" is the follow-up to Snow Patrol's 2003 breakthrough "Final Straw," which has sold 479,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Highlights of the new effort include the synth-washed, U2-ish "Shut Your Eyes," the grungy, Sufjan Stevens-namechecking "Hands Open" and the anthemic "Open Your Eyes."

The album will be available internationally in a special edition featuring a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage from the studio and Snow Patrol's extensive "Final Straw" tour. U.K. fans who pre-order "Eyes Open" via Amazon.com will be entered to win tickets to the band's sold out April 12 show in London.

Snow Patrol is in the midst of a short European tour, to be followed later this month by seven North American shows. Among them is a March 17 gig at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where the band launched "Final Straw" two years ago.

Here is the track list for "Eyes Open":

"You're All I Have"
"Hands Open"
"Chasing Cars"
"Shut Your Eyes"
"Beginning To Get To Me"
"You Could Be Happy"
"Make This Go on Forever"
"Set the Fire to the Third Bar"
"Open Your Eyes"
"Finish Line"


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