Gigs in 2008

From Dublin to Tokyo The Script played at least 90 gigs in 13 countries focusing on the UK and Ireland.

January to March

Danny suffered a collapsed lung at the end of January but his recovery was quick so they were back on the road to support The Hoosiers really fast.

According to Mark they became good friends with The Hoosiers. “They’re a year ahead of us so we’ve been able to call the guys up and say, look, I’m a bit scared about this gig and that gig and he gives me the insight and lets me know that the unknown is not so frightening.” (Virgin Radio at V fest, 2008)

Date City Venue Support Act Supported Country
11/01/2008 Dublin Sugar Club Steven Pepper Ireland
15/01/2008 London Borderline UK
23/01/2008 Dublin Sugar Club Ireland
30/01/2008 London Borderline
08/02/2008 Dublin Ambassador
09/02/2008 Belfast Mandela Hall
11/02/2008 Bristol Academy The Hoosiers UK
12/02/2008 Cardiff University The Hoosiers UK
13/02/2008 Leeds University The Hoosiers UK
15/02/2008 Liverpool Academy The Hoosiers UK
16/02/2008 Keele University The Hoosiers UK
17/02/2008 Preston 53 Degrees The Hoosiers UK
21/02/2008 Sheffield Octagon The Hoosiers UK
22/02/2008 Hull University The Hoosiers UK
25/02/2008 Newcastle Academy The Hoosiers UK
26/02/2008 Nottingham Rock The Hoosiers UK
28/02/2008 Manchester University The Hoosiers UK
29/02/2008 Birmingham Academy The Hoosiers UK
01/03/2008 Oxford Academy The Hoosiers UK
02/03/2008 Norwich UEA The Hoosiers UK
04/03/2008 London Shepherds Bush Empire The Hoosiers UK
08/03/2008 Bournemouth International Centre The Hoosiers UK
09/03/2008 Northampton Roadmender The Hoosiers UK
10/03/2008 Cambridge Corn Exchange The Hoosiers UK
11/03/2008 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre The Hoosiers UK
13/03/2008 Brighton Dome The Hoosiers UK
14/03/2008 Exeter University The Hoosiers UK

April to June

After the release of We Cry The Script started their first headlining UK tour. It was short but very exciting.

“Having a first headliner tour is like your 21st birthday party: you’re sending out all the invites but not sure if anybody will actually turn up. But the crowd response has been absolutely amazing, they’ve learned all the lyrics, singing it back to us and all.” Danny (itunes festival interview, 2008 July)

Date City Venue Support Act Supported Country
09/04/2008 Islington Carling Islington Academy (O2) UK
04/05/2008 Cardiff 4th May – Cardiff Great Hall The Zutons UK
05/05/2008 Glasgow 5th May – Glasgow ABC The Zutons UK
06/05/2008 Dublin 6th May – Dublin Academy The Zutons Ireland
08/05/2008 London Soho Revue Bar Sam Beeton UK
09/06/2008 Birmingham Academy UK
12/06/2008 Dublin Whelan’s Ireland
13/06/2008 Bristol University UK
14/06/2008 Carling Academy N.E.R.D UK
20/06/2008 Oslo ? Norway
27/06/2008 Glastonbury na na UK
29/06/2008 Huddersfield Greenhead Park na na UK

July to September

The summer was busy playing festivals, collecting awards, releasing the album and welcoming a new baby in the family.

“Over the weekend we Played V Festival in England and we were joking it was our anniversary. “Last year we did it with all our gear crammed into a little car and this year we arrived on a huge big tour bus. “We went into the tent – it was called the JJB Arena – and it was massive. Our first thought was, ‘Oh no. What are we doing in here? It’s massive’. We were worried no one was going to come in but 12,000 people came to see us. “You can see on YouTube and you can tell by the look on our faces we were just floored. I couldn’t believe it.” (Mark)

Date City Venue Support Act Supported Country
11/07/2008 London Koko Club itunes festival Sam Beeton na UK
12/07/2008 Balado Kinross Perth T in the Park na na UK
13/07/2008 Naas Punchestown Racecourse Oxegen na Ireland
20/07/2008 Weston-super-Mare T4 on the Beach na na UK
23/07/2008 London Koko Club itunes festival Sam Beeton UK
02/08/2008 Malaysia MTV Asia awards na na Malaysia
06/08/2008 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms UK
09/08/2008 Manchester Club Academy UK
10/08/2008 Liverpool Academy UK
11/08/2008 Sheffield Academy UK
14/08/2008 Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK
16/08/2008 Chelmsford V-Festival UK
17/08/2008 Staffordshire V-Festival UK
19/08/2008 Dublin Marlay Park Ireland
20/08/2008 Glasgow King Tut’s UK
21/08/2008 London Scala UK
22/08/2008 Göteborg/Liseberg Sweden
26/08/2008 Tokyo Akasaka Blitz Japan
07/09/2008 Munich 59:1 Germany
08/09/2008 Offenbach Capitol Germany
09/09/2008 Barcelona Spain
10/09/2008 Madrid Sala Pacha Spain
11/09/2008 Hamburg Docks Germany
14/09/2008 Munich Muffathalle Germany
15/09/2008 Zurich Tra Limmathaus Switzerland
20/09/2008 Dublin The Button Factory Ireland
21/09/2008 Amsterdam Melkweg Netherlands
26/09/2008 Melbourne Ding Dong Lounge Australia

October to December

Winning a World Music Award and an extended UK tour kept them busy before the holidays. Their hard work and success earned them a world priority status with their label, Sony BMG.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported Country
01/10/2008 Sydney Gaelic Club Australia
03/10/2008 Auckland Bluestone Room New Zealand
13/10/2008 Milan MTV TRL Italy
14/10/2008 Milan Community Italy
15/10/2008 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms UK
16/10/2008 Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK
22/11/2008 Glasgow Barrowlands Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
23/11/2008 Leeds Academy Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
24/11/2008 Newcastle Academy Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
26/11/2008 Manchester Academy Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
27/11/2008 Norwich UEA Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
28/11/2008 Bristol Academy Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
30/11/2008 Birmingham Academy Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
02/12/2008 London Shepherds Bush Empire Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
03/12/2008 London Shepherds Bush Empire Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
07/12/2008 Oxford Academy Absent Elk and Bryn Christopher? UK
08/12/2008 Copenhagen Store Vega na na Denmark
09/12/2008 Paris Point Ephemere France
10/12/2008 London O2 Capital Xmas Live BOYZONE, The Pussycat Dolls UK
14/12/2008 Belfast St Georges Market NorthernIreland
15/12/2008 Dublin Olympia Theatre Ireland
16/12/2008 Dublin The Olympia Theatre Joe Echo Ireland
17/12/2008 Dublin O2 Arena Cheerios Childline Concert Ireland

Check the full list of gigs here.

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