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The Script announce 13-date UK and Ireland tour (2018)

The Script

Story by Jack Foley

IRISH three-piece The Script have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2018, kicking off in Leeds in February.

The dates will see the band playing tracks from their new album Freedom Child, which has topped the UK Official Albums Chart, seeing off competition from LCD Soundsystem and OMD.

The No.1 sees The Script score their fourth UK No.1 album. And Freedom Child also topped the iTunes chart in their native Ireland, as well as a further 13 countries. They also entered the Top 10 on iTunes in 47 markets around the globe.

The 2018 tour will see the band play 13 dates, including two in their hometown at Dublin’s 3Arena, before wrapping the run at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday, September 15.

The tour dates are (all February 2018)

2 – Leeds First Direct Arena
3 – Manchester Arena
6 – Belfast SSE Arena
9 & 10 – Dublin 3Arena
12 – Liverpool Echo Arena
13 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
15 – Birmingham Genting Arena
16 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
17 – Aberdeen BHGE Arena
19 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
20 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
23 – London The O2

Freedom Child sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism.

The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and for the first time, the band chose to work with some outside writers and producers including Toby Gad and Nasri Atweh.

The first single from Freedom Child, Rain, was immediately added to playlists up and down the country and stormed straight into the Top 10 on iTunes – where it still sits!