Parx Casino® welcomes alt-rockers Snow Patrol and their Wildness Tour to the Xcite Center Friday, September 28

Bensalem, PA – Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, announces indie rockers Snow Patrol will perform at the Xcite Center on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 8:00pm. The state-of-the-art Xcite Center will provide an exciting and intimate atmosphere for Philadelphia fans to experience the band’s first album in seven years – Wildness, out now via Republic/Polydor Records. The Associated Press calls the new album “a fantastically ambitious collection of songs, one more direct and intimate than many previous Snow Patrol offerings…Wildness signals a triumphant Snow Patrol return.” Doors for the show open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $35.00 to $80.00, and are available now by visiting

Starting in August, Snow Patrol will criss cross the country on their own headlining tour that includes this stop in Bucks County, plus stops in Valley Center, CA, Columbus, OH, Portland, ME, North Kansas City, MO and Hollywood, FL. Snow Patrol will also support Ed Sheeran on 24 North American stadium dates, which will kick off at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, and include stops in Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas. Starting in December, Snow Patrol will head across the pond for a headlining European tour, with stops in Berlin, Munich, Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon.

Snow Patrol’s album Wildness, their first album in seven years, is out now and available for purchase. To celebrate the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol debuted new music videos for “A Youth Written In Fire,” “Life and Death,” “Wild Horses,” “Soon,” and “A Dark Switch.” The band has previously released music videos for “Empress” “What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?,” “Life On Earth,” and “Don’t Give In.”

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol has racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, five UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including “This Is How You Walk On” for 2017’s Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Biffy Clyro, and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer’s block as life block.

Tickets for this performance are on sale now at the Parx Casino Box office, or online at The Xcite Center is located at 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020.

Snow Patrol fans are invited to two new dining options when they visit the Xcite Center. For reservations for dinner and drinks before the show at the new Liberty Bell Gastropub and Oliveto, please visit


The Xcite Center is part of the $50M expansion at Parx that includes the opening of the new poker room, and two new restaurants (Oliveto and Liberty Bell Gastropub). The showroom was designed as a top quality music venue that would attract top caliber entertainers like Chicago, Rascal Flatts, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind, Snow Patrol and many others. The space is 30,000 square feet large and features over 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art sound and technology, 26 automated crystal chandeliers, gold fabric on the walls, three 16 ft x 9 ft IMAG giant video screens, and a 65-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep stage. Every seat in the house is designed to provide an excellent view – even the last row of seats provides a perfect view of the stage. Stay tuned for more shows to be announced through the summer.


Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; over 3,300 slot machines and 133 live table games; over 80 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar; 360 bar and live music venue; Jacks sports bar; Circle Bar; Bamboo Noodle House; Earl of Sandwich®; Lounge, ultra modern luxury lounge and complimentary Parking for over 5,000 cars. In January 2018, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the opening of the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue the Xcite Center; The Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Parx Poker, the brand new poker room moving inside the main casino. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit

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Kory Aversa
Aversa PR & Events

Carrie Nork Minelli
Parx Casino®


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