The Script to perform in upcoming Manila concert

Rappler.com
The Script to perform in upcoming Manila concert
More details about the group's 2015 concert

MANILA, Philippines  Pop rock band The Script will sing to their Filipino fans again as they are set to perform in the country next year. 

The concert, scheduled on April 17, 2015 will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena. The group has already performed in the country twice – in 2011 and 2013.

The group composed of Danny O’Donoghue (vocals, piano), Mark Sheehan (vocals, guitar) and Glen Power (vocals, drums) have evolved throughout the years in terms of their sound and their image. 

Their last two albums seem more about establishing their identity as The Script.

Poster courtesy of Midas Productions

“The last album [#3] was us stepping out in to the light,” said Danny in a press release. “We’d been the faceless band before that. We’d had two albums that were enormously successful but there was a disconnect – people might know the song but they wouldn’t know the band, or the name of the band.”

Their 2012 collaboration with Danny’s The Voice co-judge Will.I.Am on the song “Hall Of Fame, changed that for the group.

“That song put it in no doubt who this band were,” Danny said “We went full frontal. We went from being the alternative Irish pop/rock to the mainstream. And that was partly achieved by The Voice.”

Danny’s bandmates Mark and Glen echoed the singer’s statements.

“The excitement and energy went off the Richter scale,” Mark said “And it did that in America too. As we’ve toured and toured there, people are coming back to the shows, bringing their friends and their parents – a real cross-section of people and ages. It’s a great thing to have that broad appeal. It’ll give us longevity.” 

“It feels like a festival crowd every time,” Glen added. 

For their fourth album No Sound Without Silence, the group released the single “Superheroes” last July 21. The song is described asblessed with an appropriate sense of sky-scraping uplift, and underpinned with crunchy guitar riffs.”

Watch the promotion for the concert here:

 

Another song “The Energy Never Dies” is, according to Danny, about the moment you realize you may not have long left on this Earth with the lyric ‘when you know your days are numbered and you’re looking in my eyes, it’s not the end, ‘cos the energy never dies.’” 

“It’s saying to the one you love, we will meet again in the afterlife,” he explained.

The Script has done well worldwide, having sold 20 million records with all three of their albums going multi-platinum. Their #3 world tour lasted for 11 months, with the band performing in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.– Rappler.com

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