The tour announcement coincides with today’s North American release of the alternative rock band’s sixth studio album, Fallen Empires. The album, which is the follow-up to 2008’s A Hundred Million Suns, was released worldwide in November.
The North American dates kick off March 29 in Orlando, Fla., at Hard Rock Café / Hard Rock Live. The last gig on the routing is May 18 at Houston’s Verizon Wireless Theater.
Stops along the way where you can expect some Snow include Atlanta at The Tabernacle April 2; Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium April 3; Washington, D.C., at the 9:30 Club April 6; Boston’s Orpheum Theatre April 12; Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom April 21; Salt Lake City at The Depot April 28; Seattle’s Paramount Theatre May 1; Oakland, Calif., at the Fox Theater May 4; the Hollywood Palladium May 8; and Las Vegas’ The Cosmopolitan May 12.
Canadian shows include Montreal’s Metropolis April 16, Toronto’s Massey Hall April 17 and Vancouver’s Orpheum April 30.
The band, which formed at Scotland’s University of Dundee and features members from Northern Ireland and Scotland, is bringing along British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran as a special guest.
Before the North American trek begins, Snow Patrol has a U.K. and European tour scheduled Jan. 20 through March 7.
Tickets for the North American dates go on sale beginning Friday.
For more information, click here for Snow Patrol’s website.