Gig review: The Script, First Direct Arena

The Script at Leeds First Direct Arena. Picture by  Anthony Longstaff
The Script at Leeds First Direct Arena. Picture by Anthony Longstaff
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Popular Irish band The Script’s ability appeal to all ages was proved in the turn-out at their concert in Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Tuesday night.

Leeds was the fourth date on the band’s UK tour which takes the name of their latest album No Sound Without Silence, which broke the top 10 in the US and top five in Australia, as well as reaching Number One in the UK and Ireland.

Fans of all ages packed into the venue to see the Irish trio who were supported by Tinie Tempah, after original act Labyrinth pulled out, who got the crowd suitably whipped up.

The Script entered the stage in style amid a glow of green lights and opened the set with Paint The Town Green.

The crowd roared as they hit the stage - warranting lead signer and heartthrob Danny O’Donoghue to announce Leeds was the best crowd yet.

The trio had a relaxed feel, enough to open a beer on stage and for Danny and guitarist Glen to proceed to have a drinking contest after an audience member shouted ‘Chug!’.

Towards the end of the show, they moved out from the main stage and onto a small one within the crowd, where they performed The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, which got the loudest reaction of the night.

They whole feel of the concert was that it was all about the fans and at one point Danny came up in to the stalls to meet fans during a performance.

He screened his meet-and-greet through a GoPro and it was streamed live onto the main stage - a massive crowd-pleaser for those who weren’t so close to the stage.

The band gave it their all during their last performance. After a huge encore, Danny’s pitch-perfect voice belted out Hall of Fame as confetti and streamers rained down onto the crowd.

The night was one to remember and many fans will be pleased to hear they promised to be back in the near future as Leeds was such a success.

Rachel Reeves.

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