Photo Copyright © Jo Forrest
The Script are currently coming to the end of their mammoth ‘Freedom Child’ tour and what better way to end it that to play a select few intimate gigs. The Victoria Theatre in Halifax was one super venue where 1800 very lucky fans got to see their Irish idols up close and personal. For a band that has been selling out arenas worldwide on this tour, to play in such a lovely small venue must also take them back to the days when they were starting out where these were the only kind of venues they would play.
One thing that you can’t help but notice about The Script is how they come across as a really lovely bunch of lads and always seem very humble and full of gratitude for their success. This is no more apparent than with the announcement of this run of intimate shows which brings this tour to an end.
While these shows might have been smaller than what they have become accustomed to, this didn’t stop them putting on an arena style performance, complete with confetti and streamers. Opening with “Before The Worst” they then went on to a huge crowd pleaser “Superheroes”. There was also the obligatory little walk about that Danny always like to add, giving an even more select few the chance to get far more cosy.
With a 17 song set list boasting all the usual favourites as well as some of their newer material and an acoustic set in the middle, the full band came back together for the last four songs and encore.
After four world tours, The Script know how to put on a stellar performance and this was no different. The Victoria Theatre is a delightful little venue with all the old style music hall charm and couldn’t have been a more perfect place for the band to end what has been another monumental tour.
The Script were supported by fellow Irishmen and close friends Wild Youth.