Huge in the U.K. and Europe, Irish Pop/Rock band Snow Patrol has been gradually catching on in the U.S. since its first album release in 1998. The band's 2003 album, Final Straw, went Gold stateside, but five-times Platinum in the U.K. But 2006's Eyes Open notched Platinum sales in the States (thanks in part to the hit single, "Chasing Cars") and the band's most recent album, Fallen Empires, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album charts last year.
Final Straw was an eclectic release that was reminiscent of everyone from American Indie rockers Sebadoh to superstar acts like Coldplay and U2. Wisely (in terms of their career, at least), the band members went in the epic Coldplay direction on subsequent releases, which has surely helped them break bigger.
The band performs tonight at Bogart's at 8 p.m. with British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran opening up. Tickets are $40.86. Read more here.
Here's Snow Patrol's great early single, "Spitting Games," the band's latest, "New York," and Ed Sheeran's recent single (and funny video), "Drunk."