AceShowbiz - Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has apologised to fans after the band was forced to delay a performance in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday, May 31, due to a plane problem.
The band was left stranded on the runway following an in-store acoustic performance in Manchester, England - and the singer took to Twitter to alert fans.
"Thanks to everyone that came to the Manchester...," he wrote before the plane drama began. "What a lovely bunch of people. We had a great time. Now we're at Manchester airport about to fly home to Belfast for this evenings instore."
Thanks to everyone that came to the Manchester @hmvtweets instore. What a lovely bunch of people. We had a great time. Now we’re at Manchester airport about to fly home to Belfast for this evenings instore.
— gary lightbody (@garysnowpatrol) 31 May 2018
Over an hour later he returned to social media and added: "We are still sat on the plane stuck at the gate in Manchester... Believe us as soon as we get to Belfast we will be hot-footing it to hmv donegal arcade. The worst day for delayed flight problems. We will be there as soon as humanly possible."
Gary then updated fans, tweeting: "And we're taking off! Finally. See you all at the Belfast hmv instore as soon as possible. So sorry about this."
It was a bad end to a great day for the group - not only did Lightbody and his bandmates perform in Manchester, but guitarist Johnny McDaid picked up an Ivor Novello Award for the most performed work of the year - he co-wrote Ed Sheeran's smash hit single Shape Of You.