TICKETS for Dublin band The Script's eagerly-anticipated homecoming show sold out within three minutes of going on sale.
The concert, on September 13 at Dublin Castle, takes place the day after the release of their fourth album, No Sound Without Silence.
Competition for the 4,700 tickets was fierce yesterday morning as the gig will be the band's first appearance in Ireland since March last year. According to promoters MCD, there will not be a second date.
The chart-toppers finished touring America last week and have been busy writing and recording songs.
"I know we haven't been on the TV and in everyone's faces for about a year because we've been hard at work," frontman Danny O'Donoghue told Hot Press.
"The time we've been away, we've had time to contemplate about what we want to say.
"There's no sound without silence. You can't have anything good to say if you don't think about it first."
The platinum-selling act formed in 2001 and is made up of vocalist O'Donoghue, drummer Glen Power and guitarist Mark Sheehan.
They recently released a video for their first single from the new album, which has already been viewed 1.8 million times online.
The video, Superheroes, was filmed in Johannesburg and follows a South African father as he leaves his home, dressed in a suit, says goodbye to his daughter and travels to a local dump where he changes his clothes to forage.
O'Donoghue previously voiced his concerns that his two-year judging stint on British talent show The Voice had "overexposed" the band and there was a sense of going back to their roots on their new record.
"We feel like we want to go back," he said.