Gigs in 2009

The Script played a whopping number of shows in 2009, 144 at its current count, most of them in the US supporting Paul McCartney, Adele or the X-factor winner David Cook. They played their first shows in Australia this year as well.

UK & Europe

Following some showcase gigs in the US, they spent some time in the studio and then set off to play 22 gigs in the UK and Europe.

After playing a packed out show in New York on Wednesday (we would have pictures, but the venue was so full we couldnt fit in our photographer!), Danny, Mark and Glen are shooting westside now to LA. The band will be spending some time in the studio and plotting their world domination, before playing another show in LA at the end of the month. (The Script website, 2009)

Date City Venue Support Act Supported Country
14/01/2009 New York Mercury Lounge showcase America
15/01/2009 European Union European Border Breaker Award Ceremony Europe
02/02/2009 London Koko Club UK
06/02/2009 Sheffield o2 academy UK
07/02/2009 Glasgow o2 academy UK
08/02/2009 Manchester Apollo UK
09/02/2009 Bristol Academy UK
11/02/2009 Wolverhampton The Civil Hall UK
12/02/2009 London Roundhouse UK
13/02/2009 London Roundhouse UK
15/02/2009 Helsinki Nostouri Finland
16/02/2009 Stockholm Nalen Sweden
17/02/2009 Oslo John Dee Norway
19/02/2009 Paris Bataclan France
20/02/2009 Amsterdam Melkweg Holland
21/02/2009 Brussels Ancienne Belgique / AB Club Belgium
23/02/2009 Hamburg Mandarin Casino Germany
24/02/2009 Berlin Franz Club Germany
25/02/2009 Munich Muffathalle Germany
27/02/2009 Milan Magazzini Generalli Italy
28/02/2009 Zurich Rohstofflager Switzerland
01/03/2009 Madrid El Sol Spain
02/03/2009 Barcelona Apollo Spain
03/03/2009 Madrid Sala Heineken Spain

America and Japan

The rest of the spring was mostly spent in the US supporting Adele and spreading the word about their new album, but The Script also had a mini-tour in Japan with 4 dates.

God bless the marketing people. They thought of marrying the two on one day and it was brilliant. They focused the attention on St. Patrick’s Day because news outlets are looking for an angle and since we are supposed to be the next big thing coming out of Ireland it made it a logical thing to include us in their stories. It’s easy to get swallowed up by how vast America is, so when you get to play a segment on the Today Show simply because you come out of Ireland, that is pretty sweet. (Danny)

09/03/2009 San Diego House of Blues Adele America
10/03/2009 Scottsdale Martini Ranch Adele America
12/03/2009 Austin La Sola Rosa Adele America
14/03/2009 Houston Warehouse Live Adele America
15/03/2009 Dallas Granada Theater Adele America
17/03/2009 New York Highline Ballroom America
18/03/2009 Nashville Mercy Lounge Adele America
20/03/2009 Ann Arbor Borders America
20/03/2009 Detroit Saint Andrews Hall Adele America
21/03/2009 Cleveland House of Blues Adele America
29/03/2009 Boston Paradise America
06/04/2009 Los Angeles The Troubadour America
18/04/2009 Nagoya Nagoya Club Quattro Japan
20/04/2009 Osaka Shinsaibashi Club Quattro Japan
21/04/2009 Tokyo Shibuya Club Quattro Japan
22/04/2009 Tokyo Shibuya Club Quattro Japan
02/05/2009 Boston Orpheum Theatre Adele America
03/05/2009 Philadelphia America
05/05/2009 New York Adele America
09/05/2009 Swindon Radio 1 Big Weekend UK
11/05/2009 Belfast Limelight Freedom Live by Cool FM Microlip Northern Ireland
16/05/2009 West Palm Beach Blue Martini America
16/05/2009 Bakersfield KLLY Lounge America
18/05/2009 Tampa WMTX Lounge America
19/05/2009 Houston KHMX America
19/05/2009 Austin KAMX America
20/05/2009 Dallas KDMX Lounge America
22/05/2009 Boulder KKPL America
26/05/2009 Los Angeles KBIG America
27/05/2009 Omaha KQKQ America

(These May dates, yeah, they look weird but that’s what The Script website says, gotta respect that! Lol)

Summer

The summer was busy with playing festivals, supporting Take That and some special gigs in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Our fans, the first time around, a lot of them got to see us but not in that environment where you can literally catch the sweat from the singer’s face and they’re right up on you. We’re doing the five nights in a row. We could have booked out something bigger. Our promoter was saying, ‘Look, you could have sold the 20,000 tickets if you wanted. But we just put 10,000 on sale for the five nights in a row, 2,000 people every night. And for the real hardcore fans it almost seems like it’s gonna be the end of an era and the start of a new one. It’s gonna be something very, very special. (Danny)

31/05/2009 Luxembourg Den Atelier Luxembourg
01/06/2009 Landgraaf Megaland / Pinkpop Festival Holland
03/06/2009 Copenhagen Vega Denmark
04/06/2009 Skive Skive Beach Party Denmark
06/06/2009 Nurburgring Rock am Ring Germany
07/06/2009 Nurburgring Rock im Park Germany
09/06/2009 Lisbon Aula Magna Portugal
10/06/2009 Coventry Ricoh Arena Take That UK
11/06/2009 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire below UK
12/06/2009 Dublin Whelan’s Kieran Goss Ireland
13/06/2009 Dublin DublinIreland Croke Park Take That Ireland
14/06/2009 Isle of Wight Isle Of Wight Festival na na UK
16/06/2009 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire Will and the People, Pixie Lott and VV Brown. Plus you can check out one of the band’s favourite new bands Officer Kicks UK
17/06/2009 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire above UK
18/06/2009 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire above UK
19/06/2009 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire above UK
21/06/2009 Glasgow Hampden Park Take That UK
23/06/2009 Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Club Take That UK
24/06/2009 Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Club Take That UK
27/06/2009 Glastonbury Glastonbury Festival Take That UK
28/06/2009 Manchester Old Trafford Cricket Ground Take That UK
03/07/2009 London Wembley Stadium Take That UK
05/07/2009 Werchter Rock Werchter Belgium
10/07/2009 Naas Punchestown Racecourse Oxegen na Ireland
11/07/2009 Tynemouth Priory and Castle UK
12/07/2009 Balado Kinross Perth T in the Park UK

Touring the US, Ireland and Australia

One of the big milestones for the band was to be asked to support Paul McCartney.

That was pretty mad, that he loved our songs, he knew them, came and watched us while we were playing on stage. He said the reason he picked us was our message is very humble and honest.  We’re not preaching, we invite people into our world, and our experiences, and to relate to us.  He felt like we were dealing with important stuff.” (Mark on Paul McCartney (Hall or Nothing, Band bio)

They also headlined 14 dates in the US, 10 in Ireland and 5 in Australia.

17/07/2009 New York Citi Field Paul McCartney America
18/07/2009 New York Citi Field Paul McCartney America
21/07/2009 New York Citi Field Paul McCartney America
27/07/2009 Dublin Croke Park U2 Ireland
30/07/2009 Seattle Chop Suey Parachute America
31/07/2009 Portland Hawthorne Parachute America
01/08/2009 San Francisco Great American Music Hall Parachute America
02/08/2009 San Diego Epicentre Parachute America
05/08/2009 Los Angeles El Rey Parachute America
07/08/2009 St. Louis Fubar Parachute America
08/08/2009 Minneapolis Triple Rock Parachute America
09/08/2009 Chicago Martyrs Parachute America
11/08/2009 Philadelphia World Café Parachute America
12/08/2009 Boston Paradise Parachute America
13/08/2009 New York Webster Hall Parachute America
15/08/2009 Atlanta Smith’s Olde Bar Parachute America
15/08/2009 Atlanta Piedmont Park Paul McCartney America
16/08/2009 Carborro Cats Cradle Parachute America
17/08/2009 Washington Rock N Roll Hotel Parachute America
19/08/2009 Dallas Paul McCartney America
22/08/2009 Chelmsford V-Festival na na UK
23/08/2009 Staffordshire V-Festival na na UK
25/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas Ireland
26/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas Ireland
28/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas Ireland
29/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas Ireland
30/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas Ireland
01/09/2009 Belfast The Waterfront The Coronas Northern Ireland
02/09/2009 Belfast The Waterfront The Coronas Northern Ireland
04/09/2009 Castlebar TF Royal The Coronas Ireland
05/09/2009 Killarney Killarney INEC The Coronas Ireland
09/09/2009 The Waterfront Belfast Ireland
18/09/2009 Birmingham o2 academy The Yeah Yous and Alex Gardner UK
22/09/2009 Perth Metro City Australia
24/09/2009 Melbourne Australia
25/09/2009 Melbourne Australia
26/09/2009 Sydney Enmore Theatre Australia
29/09/2009 Brisbane The Tivoli Australia

David Cook

In November The Script returned to the US to support American Idol winner, David Cook.

14/10/2009 Beavercreek Fairfield Commons America
15/10/2009 Cincinnati Madison Theatre (WKRQ Event) America
18/10/2009 San Diego America
03/11/2009 Phoenix State Fair Concert David Cook America
04/11/2009 El Paso TX/Club 101 David Cook America
06/11/2009 Shawnee Fire Lake Grand Casino David Cook America
07/11/2009 Houston TX/Warehouse Live David Cook America
08/11/2009 Dallas TX/Palladium Ballroom David Cook America
10/11/2009 St. Louis The Pageant David Cook America
11/11/2009 Milwaukee Riverside Theatre David Cook America
12/11/2009 Minneapolis Fine Line David Cook America
14/11/2009 Windsor ON/Windsor Casino David Cook America
16/11/2009 Orillia ON/Casino Rama David Cook America
18/11/2009 Hammond IN/The Venue at Horeshoe Casino David Cook America
19/11/2009 Peoria Peoria Civic Center David Cook America
20/11/2009 Elizabeth IN/Horseshoe Southern Indiana David Cook America
22/11/2009 Nashville Mercy America
23/11/2009 Atlanta GA/Tabernacle David Cook America
24/11/2009 Mobile Alabama/Saenger Theatre David Cook America
27/11/2009 St. Petersburg Mahaffey Theatre America
28/11/2009 Orlando Fl/Har Rock Live David Cook America
29/11/2009 Ft. Lauderdale FL/Nova Southeastern University David Cook America
01/12/2009 Charlotte The Fillmore America
04/12/2009 Boston House of Blues America
05/12/2009 Philadelphia TLA (Theatre of Living Arts) America
06/12/2009 New York Terminal 5 America

Check the full list of gigs here.

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