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The Script - Manchester Arena
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Danny O'Donoghue, lead singer of The Script
A good word to describe The Script is "accessible" - they do not appear to charge high prices for their concert tickets. They go out into the audience and sit amongst them to play and sing at their gigs whilst they have a knack of making you feel as if you are watching your best friends up on stage.

It is easy though to knock their brand of soft rock/pop, but probably there is only Coldplay who can put on a show as good as this in terms of involving the audience and being thoroughly entertaining.

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The 3 piece have a small stage at the rear of the arena where the gig starts off. Superhero and Rock The World had everyone on their feet, whilst the confetti cannons were used in only 3 songs. In Paint The Town Green, green confetti showered the fans.

Lead singer Danny O'Donoghue runs around the main stage and has a tendency to go into the Audience. "We've had some great nights in Manchester", he informs the delighted fans. He didn't know but tonight was going to be another one for all concerned.

The band have memorable songs that will still be remembered and played on the radio in 20 years time, such as The Man Who Can't Be Moved and If You Could See Me Now.

The Script perform in the audience
By the time the gig gets to If You Ever Come Back the band are sat in the audience playing the track. Full marks to them for reaching out to the fans.

The Parrs Wood High School Harmony group who sang with Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert last June join the band on stage to sing with them the closing track, Hall of Fame, as the gig reached a climax that I've only seen a handful of bands achieve.

As the title of one of the band's tracks says, The Energy Never Dies, for The Script and their fans it never will.

The Script - Manchester Arena, 6th February 2018, 10:36 AM