Snow Patrol performing acoustic shows in Melbourne and Sydney

The band last visited Australia in 2009 for the V Festival.

This jaunt will mark the first time that material from Snow Patrol's latest album, Fallen Empires, has been performed on our shores, with a stripped back line-up comprising frontman Gary Lightbody, pianist Johnny McDaid and guitarist Nathan Connolly.

Tickets are on sale Thursday July 19 at 9am.

Snow Patrol Australian tour dates 2012:

Sunday September 30 - Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Monday October 1 - State Theatre, Sydney