The Script’s gigs in Ireland

As of today (30/07/2015) The Script have played at least 46 gigs in Ireland from places like the Sugar Club with a capacity of 350 to Croke Park’s 80 thousand.

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The beginnings

Information about the early gigs is still patchy at best but The Script was one of the rare bands who had an album deal before they started gigging. This is not to say they haven’t caught up since, we all know the amount of places they visit each year to play live. (Check the complete list of The Script gigs here.) They played Dublin venues as they were writing their songs in 2007-2008.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
03/12/2007 Dublin The Village Newton Faulkner
07/12/2007 Dublin The Ambassador Theatre The Blizzards
08/12/2007 Dublin The Ambassador Theatre The Blizzards
11/01/2008 Dublin Sugar Club Steven Pepper
23/01/2008 Dublin Sugar Club
06/05/2008 Dublin Dublin Academy The Zutons
12/06/2008 Dublin Whelan’s
20/09/2008 Dublin The Button Factory
15/12/2008 Dublin Olympia Theatre
16/12/2008 Dublin The Olympia Theatre Joe Echo
12/06/2009 Dublin Whelan’s Kieran Goss

 

The first festivals and arenas

To support their first album The Script played the big festivals and they were invited to support Take That and U2, giving them a taste for the big arenas like Croke Park playing there twice in 6 weeks.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
13/07/2008 Naas Punchestown Racecourse Oxegen na
19/08/2008 Dublin Marlay Park
17/12/2008 Dublin O2 Arena Cheerios Childline Concert
13/06/2009 Dublin Croke Park Take That
10/07/2009 Naas Punchestown Racecourse Oxegen na
27/07/2009 Dublin Croke Park U2

 

The first Irish tour

Following the success of their “5 night stand” in London during the summer of 2009, The Script opened their first headlining Irish tour with 5 dates in the Olympia theatre with support from The Coronas.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
25/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas
26/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas
28/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas
29/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas
30/08/2009 Dublin Olympia Theatre The Coronas
04/09/2009 Castlebar TF Royal The Coronas
05/09/2009 Killarney Killarney INEC The Coronas
09/09/2009 The Waterfront Belfast

 

Science and Faith

Touring with their second album took The Script to play not only their first arena, selling out 3 nights in the O2 (now 3Arena) but also to play their first stadium in Aviva. There was no shortage of Irish dates in 2010-2011.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
09/09/2010 Dublin Guinness Storehouse none (launch party)
23/09/2010 Dublin Vicar Street Arthur’s Day The Courteeners, Hoosiers, The Maccabees & Eliza Doolittle
17/12/2010 Dublin The Olympia Theatre special midnight show
04/03/2011 Killarney INEC
05/03/2011 Killarney Killarney INEC Ryan Sheridan
10/03/2011 Dublin The O2 Ryan Sheridan
11/03/2011 Dublin The O2 Ryan Sheridan
12/03/2011 Dublin The O2
02/07/2011 Dublin Aviva Tinie Tempah, The Coronas
08/07/2011 Naas Punchestown Racecourse Oxegen

 

#3 tour

The Script had two intimate gigs for the album launch and played the O2 (3Arena) again for 3 nights supported by The Original Rudeboys and Hudson Taylor. They also played two venues on Arthur’s day.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
05/09/2012 Cork Cork Opera House The Original Rudeboys?
06/09/2012 Dublin The Academy The Original Rudeboys?
24/11/2012 Dublin The O2 Cheerios ChildLine Concert charity pop party
28/02/2013 Dublin O2 Arena The Original Rudeboys
01/03/2013 Dublin O2 Arena The Original Rudeboys
02/03/2013 Dublin O2 Arena Hudson Taylor
26/05/2013 Derry Radio 1 Big Weekend
26/09/2013 Dublin Ivy House Arthur’s Day
26/09/2013 Dublin Whelan’s Arthur’s Day

 

No Sound Without Silence tour

Playing more dates than ever worldwide for the fourth album’s live dates, The Script played in Ireland twice only: Dublin Castle for launch and Croke Park in June. The latter marks a huge milestone for the band, being only the third Irish act to sell out the national stadium for more than 80 thousand people.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
13/09/2014 Dublin Dublin Castle Walking On Cars
20/06/2015 Dublin Croke Park Pharrell Williams

 

Northern Ireland

On top of the above The Script played at least 12 more dates in Belfast over the years.

Date City Venue Support Act Supported
02/12/2007 Belfast St Georges Market
14/12/2008 Belfast St Georges Market
02/09/2009 Belfast The Waterfront The Coronas
01/09/2009 Belfast The Waterfront The Coronas
11/05/2009 Belfast Limelight Freedom Live by Cool FM Microlip
23/08/2011 Bangor Tennent’s Vital Festival
08/03/2011 Belfast Odyssey Arena
07/03/2011 Belfast Odyssey Arena Ryan Sheridan
06/03/2013 Belfast Odyssey Arena Hudson Taylor
05/03/2013 Belfast Odyssey Arena The Original Rudeboys
04/03/2013 Belfast Odyssey Arena Hudson Taylor
30/08/2015 Belfast Tennent’s Vital Festival Kodaline, Clean Bandit, Annie Mac, Jack Savoretti

Have you been to any of these gigs? Are we missing some from this list? Leave us a comment below.

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