Snow Patrol set to return with new album ‘The Forest Is The Path’ and announce arena tour in 2025


Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol has been in the industry since 1994, selling millions of copies of their albums worldwide since its inception. Now, the band has announced their highly-anticipated return with a new album, The Forest Is The Path, set for release on Sept. 13 via Polydor Records. 

Preorder The Forest Is The Path now.

The album was produced by Fraser T Smith, known for his work with Adele and Stormzy and the band, which consists of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly and Johnny McDaid. The announcement is accompanied by the release of the lead single titled “The Beginning.”

“‘The Beginning’ is the cornerstone of the band’s eighth studio album, written on a trip to Somerset. Gary picks up the story, “The first day we wrote ‘The Beginning,’ start to finish.” “And he did the vocal in one take,” McDaid said. “Straight after writing the lyrics. So it has this mind-collapsing quality to it where you feel like you’re seeing into someone’s soul.”

The Forest Is The Path is “rooted in reflection, introspection and interrogation,” McDaid added. They emphasized the idea of love viewed from the distance of time and compared this viewpoint to seeing the Empire State Building from a variety of distances to show how quickly time passes.

The Forest Is The Path tracklist:

1. All
2. The Beginning
3. Everything’s Here And Nothing’s Lost
4. Your Heart Home
5. This Is The Sound Of Your Voice
6. Hold Me In The Fire
7. Years That Fall
8. Never Really Tire
9. These Lies
10. What If Nothing Breaks?
11. Talking About Hope
12. The Forest Is The Path

Snow Patrol also announced an 8-date UK and Ireland Arena tour, along with more shows across Europe in January and February 2025. Fans who pre-order “The Forest Is The Path” from Snow Patrol’s store will gain access to a special pre-sale starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5. General ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7. For ticket information, go here.


Jan 30th / Paris Olympia
Feb 1st  / Zurich The Hall
Feb 2nd / Frankfurt Myticket Jahrhunderthalle
Feb 4th / Munich Zenith
Feb 5th / Berlin Tempodrom
Feb 7th / Dusseldorf Mitshubishi Electric Halle
Feb 8th / Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Feb 9th / Brussels Forest National
Feb 15th / London O2
Feb 16th / Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Feb 18th / Cardiff Utilita Arena
Feb 19th / Hull Connexin Live
Feb 21st / Glasgow OVO Hydro
Feb 22nd / Manchester Co-op Live Arena
Feb 25th / Dublin 3Arena
Feb 27th / Belfast SSE Arena

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Clare Gehlich
Clare Gehlich
Clare is a recent Stony Brook University graduate, holding a BA in Journalism. She was a journalism intern at Melodic for the spring 2024 semester and currently serves as the album coordinator and is a freelance writer for the magazine.

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