The Script announce new album and huge arena tour

news: Friday 11th October 2019

The Script at TRNSMT Festival 2018

After 6 billion streams, 30 million single sales, 10.8 million album sales, over 12 million monthly Spotify listeners and 1.8 million ticket sales, Irish alt-pop trio The Script embark upon a new chapter with the November 8th release of their new album 'Sunsets & Full Moons', followed by UK and Ireland dates in February and March 2020.

Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 18th October, available from here.

The dates are:-
Thu 20th Feb - Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Fri 21st Feb - Leeds, First Direct Arena
Sat 22nd Feb - Manchester, Arena
Mon 24th Feb - Bournemouth, International Centre
Tue 25th Feb - Brighton, Centre
Wed 26th Feb - Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
Fri 28th Feb - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Sat 29th Feb - London, The O2
Tue 3rd Mar - Belfast, SSE Arena
Fri 6th Mar - Dublin, 3Arena
Sat 7th Mar - Dublin, 3Arena
Mon 9th Mar - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 10th Mar - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Thu 12th Mar - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Fri 13th Mar - Aberdeen, P&J Live Arena
Sat 14th Mar - Newcastle, Utilita Arena

'Sunsets & Full Moons' tracklist:

1. 'Something Unreal'
2. 'The Last Time'
3. 'Run Through Walls'
4. 'If You Don't Love Yourself'
5. 'Hurt People Hurt People'
6. 'Same Time'
7. 'Underdog'
8. 'The Hurt Game'
9. 'Hot Summer Nights'

Having returned with the emotive, stadium-bound first single 'The Last Time', 'Sunsets & Full Moons' is the sound of The Script - Danny O'Donoghue (vocals, piano, guitar), Mark Sheehan (vocals, guitars) and Glen Power (drums) - focusing on the inclusive, uplifting songwriting that helped them become an arena-filling band with a fervent fan base the world over.

In many ways, 'Sunsets & Full Moons' feels like a sequel to The Script's much-loved debut album. Both albums emerged from emotionally turbulent times: O'Donoghue lost his father around the time of the release of their debut. And ten years later, he lost his mother as they worked on this album - with both his parents passing on Valentine's Day. Naturally the songs began to reflect the band's own personal experiences - and those are themes sure to resonate with their fans, too.

"I think it's the most poignant record we've ever made," asserts O'Donoghue. "Our music was always about being together with the audience, and writing about your own feelings, and sharing them".

The Script approached the album reinvigorated following a triumphant tour in support of 2017's #1 album 'Freedom Child'. Again echoing their early days, the band embraced the unifying power of the simple things - killer hooks, insistent melodies and stirring sentiments. They opted to produce the album themselves, staying close to home at their unshowy space in Metropolis Studios, with help from mixing master and old friend Mark 'Spike' Stent (Coldplay, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean) plus Manny Marroquin (Post Malone, Lizzo, Dua Lipa) and Dan Frampton (AuRa, Maejor, Jack Savoretti).

"No frills, no production, just us playing as a band," notes Sheehan. "It's us doing what we do best."

The overriding theme, concludes O'Donoghue, is simple. "No matter how deep and dark it gets, it's going to be daylight again." Exuding hope and positivity in the face of challenging times, The Script's sense of uplift as alive and vital as it ever was.

'Sunsets & Full Moons' is now available to pre-order on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The Script's official store will also offer some special versions of the album including limited edition transparent vinyl, cassette and signed CDs and vinyl.

published: 11/10/2019 09:51

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