The Script announce UK/EU tour, Glasgow show 26th November


The Script announce UK/EU tour, Glasgow show 26th November

After 10 billion streams, 12 million album sales, six UK #1 albums and two Platinum-certified US singles, The Script return with the release of their new album ?Satellites? on 16th August 2024. Announced alongside news of a UK and European arena tour, the album is previewed today by the single ?Both Ways?.

?Both Ways? sees The Script strike out with swaggering new energy, with boisterous hip-hop and funk rhythms providing the irresistible dance-floor vibes to complement the star quality of Danny?s voice. The result is frantically fun, an explosive cocktail that brings to mind Black Eyed Peas playing Bruno Mars? ?Locked Out of Heaven? and it is a world apart from anything The Script have previously released.

Glen Power says, ??Both Ways? is high energy, and maybe not what people might expect from us. But we?re The Script, and now we have something to prove: that there is life and light after the darkness. It?s why we?re coming fast and strong with that one.?

Vowing to pay tribute to their friend (Mark Sheehan) by continuing the band they had built together, vocalist Danny O?Donoghue returned to the studio and experimented in a number of ways: using 808s and playing with R&B-inspired sounds, focusing on upbeats sonics, and co-writing with hitmakers Steve Robson (Rascal Flatts, Take That) and Wayne Hector (One Direction, Nicki Minaj) as well as bandmate Glen Power. What emerged is ?Satellites?, an utterly uplifting collection of songs that forges a new future for The Script while remembering that although Mark may no longer be here, he remains a vital part of everything that they do.

Danny explains, ?The album cover is silhouettes of me, Glen and Ben Sargeant, our bassist, whos been with us from the beginning. Then we have a hooded silhouette, because the air of Mark is still there. He always will be, but its also giving a tip of the hat to the future. Itll never be the same Script. Were just trying to get on and do what it is that we all feel is the next right thing to do and that?s to keep making more great music.?

The album is available as a limited edition hardback book CD, black vinyl and standard CD. The Script?s official artist store also offers a limited edition white vinyl, cassette and new merchandise.

Fans who pre-order ?Satellites? from the band?s official store HERE before 5pm BST on Tuesday, May 21st will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale for tickets for the UK and Ireland tour dates. The pre-sale will open at 9:30am on Wednesday, May 22nd. Any remaining tickets go on general sale HERE from 9:30am on Friday, May 24th.

After reuniting for select shows of collective grieving and joyous communion with The Script family in 2023, the band are about to head out on a massive tour supporting P!nk across the UK, Europe and America before returning to big stages of their own this autumn. This will see them play to over 2 million fans around the world this year. Tour support comes from very special guest Tom Walker on all dates except Berlin, Munich and Milan.

The shows are:

13th - UK, Belfast, SSE Arena
15th - Ireland, Dublin, 3Arena
18th - UK, Cardiff, Utilita Arena
19th - UK, Bournemouth, International Centre
20th - UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
22nd - UK, Birmingham, Utilita Arena
23rd - UK, London, The O2
25th - UK, Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
26th - UK, Glasgow, OVO Hydro
28th - UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena
29th - UK, Newcastle, Utilita Arena
30th - UK, Manchester, Co-op Live

2nd - France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
3rd - Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
4th - Belgium, Brussels, Forest National
6th - The Netherlands, Rotterdam, Ahoy
7th - The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
9th ? Germany, Berlin, Uber Eats Music Hall
10th - Germany, Munich, The Zenith
11th - Italy, Milan, Fabrique

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