The Script announce UK & European tour featuring Utilita Arena date
The Script have announced a massive UK and European arena tour for 2020, in support of their upcoming album, ‘Sunsets & Full Moons.’ The band are set to play Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on Saturday 14th March 2020.
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’.
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 song writing 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.
Fans who pre-order the album from the official store by 5pm on Tuesday October 15th will receive access to a pre-sale for tickets for next year’s UK and European arena tour.
Tickets will go on sale 9.30am Friday 18th October and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 * or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. To book accessible seating, please call the accessible hotline on 0800 988 4440. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. *Call cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge. Tickets are limited to 6 per person.
Tickets are available from:
- Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666
- The Utilita Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Sat: 11.00am – 3.00pm, Sun: Closed)
- Website: www.utilitaarena.co.uk
- Group Bookers should call 0844 844 2121
- Accessible Bookings should call 0800 988 4440 for further details