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The Script Live In Nottingham review

The Script certainly illuminated the Arena as the three-piece took to the stage for the opening track “Superheroes”

Irish superstars The Script are back out on the road celebrating their “Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits” tour and, as the tour arrives at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, fans new and old are out in force as the Irish boys give them exactly what it says on the tin (well, poster).

Supporting on the tour is pop favourite Ella Henderson who is clearly loving being back out on stage again. Touring in support of her new album “Everything I Didn’t Say”, the former X-Factor star was all smiles in Nottingham. Dancing her way through album tracks like “Let’s Go Home Together”, the track she wrote with Tom Grennan, while she might not have been the obvious choice for the opening act, her bright pink outfit and big smile certainly gave the night a colourful start.

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Speaking of colourful, the huge screens that dwarfed Irish pop-rock band The Script certainly illuminated the Arena as the three-piece took to the stage for the opening track “Superheroes”. With the air filled with confetti and streamers, it was an energetic way to kick off their set with guitarist Mark Sheehan joining the party with his own vocal contribution. Through fan favourites “Rain” and “We Cry”, the band were making sure to plunder their hit-filled catalogue for this crowd-pleasing setlist.

One regular feature of the band’s live show is a crowd walkabout and tonight was no different with the band making their way to a b-stage for three tracks – “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, “Before The Worst” and “The Last Time”. The band then took to the crowd for acoustic renditions of “If You Could See Me Now”, “Nothing” and “Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You”. This kind of intimacy is not something you usually see from a band at this level but even post-COVID, The Script have made sure this is still an element of their show that gives a section of their fanbase an unforgettable night.

Back on the main stage, the hits continued with the band visiting their hit album “Sunsets & Full Moons” for “Something Unreal” and “Talk You Down” from their 2008 self-titled debut. The band brought this pop-rock extravaganza to an end with “No Good In Goodbye”, “Breakeven” before wrapping the set with a rendition of “Hall of Fame” that had the crowd out of their seats. It was a track the frontman leads into by announcing “we don’t give a shit about anyone’s colour, race, religion or sex, music is the only religion we know in here” as they brought this hit-packed night to a laser and confetti-filled end.

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