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Friday 23 February 2018

Script hope to have Macca at Irish gig

Danny O'Donoghue lead singer of the Script. Photo: PA
Danny O'Donoghue lead singer of the Script. Photo: PA

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

THE Script have revealed that they will seek the advice of Paul McCartney on playing their biggest Irish concert yet.

The Dublin three-piece last night confirmed that they would play the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

The massive concert, which is expected to draw 50,000 fans in the band's home town, was announced just three years after the group made their debut in Dublin's Sugar Club to just 50 friends and family.

That meteoric rise impressed McCartney, who asked the Irish band to support him in the US last year.

"We've consulted Paul and his advice was simple: 'You have to invite people into your world and the stories you tell on stage have to be as good as your songs'," guitarist Mark Sheehan said before the first of two shows in New York last night.

Referring to the McCartney track 'Here Today', he added: "Paul played a new track one night but introduced it to the crowd as what he would say to John Lennon if he met him right now."

Tickets for the Aviva Stadium shows, priced from €44, are expected to sell quickly when they go on sale on November 10.

In September, The Script became the fastest-selling live act in the country when they sold out 60,000 tickets to their Irish tour -- with gigs in Killarney, Dublin and Belfast -- in less than an hour.

With their debut album having sold three million worldwide, the follow-up, 'Science and Faith', hit number one in both the UK and Irish charts and achieved platinum status in its first week of release.

"We're hoping to put on a good show, as well as getting some Irish acts on the bill with us. Paul McCartney might even be there -- we're certainly going to invite him," Sheehan added.

Irish Independent

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