Snow Patrol to open for Ed Sheeran at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Snow Patrol. Photo by Simon Lipman.
Snow Patrol. Photo by Simon Lipman.
Published May 29 2018

Oh, how times have changed.

Back in 2012, Snow Patrol sold out Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, but a not-insignificant chunk of fans were there to see the opening act. Earnest young ginger by the name of Ed Sheeran.

"Don't be surprised to see him back here soon," I wrote in my review of the show, "only this time, he'll be the one headlining."

Lo and behold, here we are in 2018, with Sheeran, now a superstar, headlining Raymond James Stadium on Nov. 7. And guess who he's bringing to Tampa as his opening act? That's right: Snow Patrol. Always feels good to repay a favor, isn't it?

The Irish rockers best known for earnest alt-pop hits like Chasing Cars, Just Say Yes, You're All I Have and Chocolate are supporting their seventh studio album Wildness, so the timing works out for a trek across America. The fact that they'll be playing stadiums is just the icing on the cake.

The other artist listed on the bill is Lauv, a California singer-songwriter best known for his I Like Me Better.

Tickets to the show are on sale now for $67 and up, according to Ticketmaster. Click here for details.

— Jay Cridlin

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