Snow Patrol have released a deeply personal music video for their track Soon, taken from their just-released seventh studio album Wildness.
The video is directed by Brett Simon and it’s a snapshot of frontman Gary Lightbody and his father, who is suffering from dementia.
“Soon is about my dad,” says Lightbody. “Three years ago he was diagnosed with dementia. I wanted to write a song that connected us both and let him know I was with him and would be always. The video we made for this (directed by Brett Simon) is me and my dad sitting together watching old home movies. Filming it with him was one of the best days I ever spent with my dad and I’m so grateful he got to share in the day and spend some time in my world. It meant everything to me.”
Following the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol have announced 8 headline shows in the UK and Ireland throughout December and January. They will perform in cities including Dublin, London, and Belfast, with tickets going on sale on Friday 8th June 2018 at 9am.
The full U.K and Ireland tour dates are:
Dec 5 – Newcastle, England – Metro Radio Arena
Dec 7 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – The SSE Arena
Dec 11 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
Jan 25 – Birmingham, England – Birmingham Arena
Jan 26 – London, England – O2 Arena
Jan 29 – Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
Jan 30 – Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
Jan 31 – Glasgow, England – The SSE Hydro
Fans can see the band at the following instore appearances starting from tomorrow:
31st May – 12:30
HMV Manchester – Acoustic Performance & Signing
31st May – 17:30
HMV Belfast – Acoustic Performance & Signing
7th June – 21:00
Kingston Banquet – Acoustic Performance at Hippodrome
9th June – 12:00
Crash Records Leeds – Acoustic Performance at Brudenell Social Club
10th June – 12:30
Assai Records Dundee – Acoustic Performance at The Church