Tales from the Script: Greatest Hits Tour – OVO Hydro Glasgow – 27th May 2022
It’s been a few years since The Script performed in Glasgow, the last being at TRSNMT in 2018, and tonight in Glasgow they brought their Irish charm and brilliant music to Glasgow.
The Script began this tour on the 30th of March has started at the Winter Theatre in Los Angeles. They have over 54 locations for their world tour for their Greatest Hits and the tour will run-up to November 2022.
Ella Henderson. performing as the special guest support on the UK part of the tour.
Ella Henderson performed songs from her 2014 debut album Chapter One and songs from her recently released 2022 album along with Everything I Don’t Say, her recent collaboration with Becky Hill and David Guetta ” Crazy What Love Can Do”.
The main Arena lights were dimmed almost dark albeit a red light the musicians take their place on stage with the backdrop via a large screen in the back, illustrated with colourful visuals and a narrated build-up with moving images.
The Script are on stage, a single spotlight picks out the frontman Danny, in front of the stage facing the large crowd screaming and shouting from the adoring fans. You could see and also feel this emotional moment as it’s been some time since The Script has performed to the Glasgow crowd.
The instrumental music playing in the background creates a fabulous build-up with excitement from the crowd, the pyros set off sending confetti fire and rain down on the fans, and the first song from their setlist “Superheroes” is a great start to the night full of energy.
Danny and Mark were constantly engaged with the crowd moving to the left and right of the stage It was then with the performance of “ Painting the Town Green”
Danny announced “why does it feel every time we play in Scotland it feels like a hometown show ” Is it because we are all mad as hell or that we are all Celts” I don’t know there is always a bit of madness in the air so let’s get the Colours out “
They perform the first part of this track on the main stage and during an instrumental part of the song once again pyro cannons set off confetti in the air and the band get hold of percussion instruments and drums and takes themself marching off the stage through the pit area and well into the crowd towards a second smaller, stage banging on drums and into the middle of the crowd which allowed the fans to get a more intimate interaction and for those up the further levels of the arena to see the band perform more songs.
Danny then sat on the small stage and then performed “The Man Who Couldn’t Be Moved“, the crowd singing along and then onto “Before The Worst” and “The Last Time.” what an amazing section of the show truly engaging and the crowd loved it.
The band is made up of frontman Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist and co-songwriter, Mark Sheehan, and drummer, Glen Power having been together for over 25 years with further great hits “Rain” and “We “Cry”.
Danny at one point reaches to a fan and takes her phone and talks to someone on the phone and has a video chat, this is how good the band is with the adoring fans, and getting so close the enjoyment from everyone was noted and has to be one of the best nights in the OVO Hydro in Glasgow in many years
The Script – are a brilliant live act, if you get the chance, get along to one of their live performances they have a fantastic stage presence with lots of interacting and connecting with the crowd giving the adoring fans a memory of a great night to last them for a lifetime.
“For the Last Time” was the last song of the evening and the band was back on stage following with an encore with “No Good in Goodbye”, “Breakeven”, and “Hall of Fame”. – all the fans having their mobile phone lights on shining lights as the band performed provided a beautiful end to a great night. with a final shot of confetti into the crowd.
PCN MAGAZINE – Editor in Chef Martin Bone – “The whole performance was truly amazing and one of the best this year at The OVO Hydro Arena Glasgow.”
Further Tour Dates :
30th – Brighton, Centre
31st – Bournemouth, International Centre
2nd – Sheffield, Utilita Arena
3rd – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
4th – London, The O2
14th – Dublin, 3Arena
15th – Dublin, 3Arena
19th – Cork, Musgrave Park
14th – Scarborough, Open Air Theatre
15th – Newmarket, Racecourse
16th – Edinburgh, Castle Esplanade
Tales from the Script: Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by Irish pop-rock band The Script. It was released on 1 October 2021 through Phonogenic Records and Sony Music Entertainment. The album includes singles from all six of the band’s preceding studio albums, as well as an original song, and a song from their 2018 Acoustic Sessions EP.
It was preceded by the single “I Want It All”, and will be supported by a tour of the UK and Europe in February and March 2022.
The album debuted at number one on the album charts in both Ireland and the UK.