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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April, 2004, 15:55 GMT 16:55 UK
Snow Patrol cancel island shows
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Snow Patrol were recently in the charts with Run
Rock band Snow Patrol have cancelled two concerts on the Island of Arran for this weekend because they say police have made it too difficult.

A spokesman for the band said the conditions the police had imposed on them were too restrictive and would have made the shows too expensive.

Snow Patrol, who hit the charts with Run, will now play Glasgow University's Queen Margaret Union on Sunday instead.

Tickets for the 500-capacity Arran shows will be valid for Glasgow.

"They already made us change the venue in Arran once," the spokesman said. "It's a real shame, and the band are gutted," he told BBC News Online.

"We had to change the venue because apparently the first venue was too close to a main road, which doesn't make sense," he said.

Singer Gary Lightbody said: "The local police now think they have a mini-Woodstock on their hands.

"The conditions they have imposed on us at this late stage make it impossible to play there."

Of the Glasgow show he said: "We hoped that everyone who planned to go to Arran will be able to make it to the new show at the QMU, and we'll do our best to make it a brilliant show."

The island of Arran, located west of Glasgow, has a population of 4,500, and is very rarely visited by pop bands.


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