Given the reaction to these once-in-a-lifetime shows you get the feeling that it’s only a matter of time before the album grabs the top spot which will set things up nicely for when the band head out on to play those bigger, louder and crazier Arena shows later this Spring.
Playing the first of two nights at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, there is barely a space in the room as electro-indie favourites Bastille deliver a hypnotic taster of the future.
This Leeds crowd had good reason to be excited for this tour as the last time Snow Patrol had played Leeds was in Millennium Square in 2006.
“We’ve just played two brilliant nights in Manchester,” goads Turner to the expected boos from the crowd before laughing, “it’s great, I get to tour the country whipping up regional hatred!”
As Matt Healy walked out on stage the audience were greeted with “Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the stage the greatest band in the world – The f*****g 1975”