The band are forced to make a few alterations...

Snow Patrol have been forced to rearrange some of their December tour dates.

The group will be rounding off a successful year which has seen the band’s album ‘Final Straw’ gain a nomination for this year’s Mercury Music Prize.

A statement on the band’s official website [url=] read: “We would just like to make it aware that due to commitments in the US we have had to re-arrange a few of these dates, the gigs affected are Birmingham and London which have now been moved forward by two weeks, and Dublin which we will announce full details of next week.”

Many of the shows are already sold out, though there are still tickets for several of the venues.

The dates are now as follows:

Birmingham Carling Academy (November 27-28)

London Brixton Carling Academy (29-30)

Southampton Guildhall (December 15)

Manchester Carling Apollo (16-17)

Glasgow Barrowlands (19-21)

Belfast Ulster Hall (22-23)

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