Snow Patrol thank fans for 'great' reception in Preston

Rock royalty Snow Patrol have  said a huge “thank you” to fans in Preston for making their first live gig of 2020 a night to remember.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 10:03 am

The legendary band played two “intimate” sets at Blitz at the weekend to celebrate their new album Reworked and mark 25 years in the music business.

And the sell-out shows, set up by Action Records in Church Street, were a huge hit with hundreds of fans.

This week Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody sent a personal message on Twitter saying: “Thank you so much for putting the acoustic ‘in-store’ show on @ActionRecords and doing such a great job! We loved it. And thank you to everyone that came to the show in Preston on Friday. We had a great time at @BlitzVenue. gL.x”

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Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody in action in Preston (photo and video by Blitz).

Delighted Blitz owner Peter Alexander said: “The shows were special - a real up close and personal performance with one of the greats. The crowds were fantastic, the band were superb, everyone involved was totally professional. It was a great occasion for Preston.”

Snow Patrol are one of the biggest bands to play in Preston for decades and the two shows were seen as a major coup for Action Records and Blitz.

Their Blitz shows featured reworked tracks from their back catalogue, including a stripped-back version of their iconic hit Chasing Cars - the most-played song of the 21st century on radio.

Club owner Peter Alexander said the band had given fans “memories you just can’t buy.”

Action Recprds and Blitz are now planning a huge follow-up with top indie band Blossoms returning to Preston to play two shows on February 9 to promote their new album Foolish Loving Spaces which features their recent hit Your Girlfriend. Both shows at Blitz are already sold out.