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March 4, 2013

The Script Returns To Manila at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

 
The Script returns to Manila as part of their #3 World Tour on March 31, 2013 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The past four years have seen The Script become one of the biggest, best-loved bands in the world. The trio, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power, have so far sold four million albums and a staggering nine million singles.

Despite selling millions of albums and playing in front of thousands all over the world, what is most striking about The Script is how little they've changed. In a South London studio, fizzing with excitement about their new songs, the three best friends have lost none of their passion for making music. They're still a self-sufficient unit who write, play and produce every song themselves. They're still perfectionists who obsess over every lyric and pour their soul into songs because they truly believe great music makes a difference.

Like The Script's meticulously-crafted, meaningful songs, there is more to the seemingly obvious album title than first meets the eye. Yes, ‘#3’ is their third album. But it's also the power of three--three people, three equals, whose combined input is what makes The Script special. It was written and recorded in Studio 3 at Battersea's Sphere Studios, home to the band and their equipment for the first six months of 2012. And '#3' sums up the theme of the album - 'music for the head, heart and feet' was a mantra The Script stuck to from the moment they opened the Pandora's Box of ideas-- aka the self-built mobile studio they took on tour last year -- to the day they handed '#3', two months early, to their record label.

"There's a synergy to three," says singer Danny O'Donoghue. "If you delve into it -- which we tend to do with everything -- it's a lucky number, in the past a religious number. But the title is mostly about us. As any geek fan of the band could tell you, we're all extremely different people, but magic happens when you mix us together. Well, magic or a car crash, which is how we describe the songs we scrap."

'#3' should have been The Script's most difficult album to make. After their eponymously-titled debut topped the British and Irish charts in 2008 and sold more than two million copies worldwide, its successor, 2010's 'Science and Faith', sent The Script supernova. In the States, it entered the charts at No.3, spawned a huge radio hit in 'For The First Time' and saw the band move up to arenas. In South Africa, they found themselves playing to crowds of 18,000; tours of Australia were extended across Asia. As guitarist Mark Sheehan says, "Success was ours to lose."

Immediately obvious was that '#3' would see a return to the rhythmic, hip-hop and R&B-influenced sound of their debut. But it had to be organic, to rely on real instruments, rather than the synthesized sounds so prevalent in today's pop. The Script looked to the live hip-hop bands they loved growing up, such as A Tribe Called Quest, for inspiration.

As ever, Danny and Mark struggled with the lyrics, staring them down and mixing them round -- Mark likens the process to completing a Rubik's Cube -- until they conveyed the exact emotions they had in mind. The trio agree that, lyrically, '#3' is by far their best album to date -- more personal, more emotional and much more optimistic. The message -- music for the head, heart and feet -- is self-belief, soldering on and achieving your dreams.

Don’t miss The Script on March 31, 2013 as they perform their previous hits “Breakeven,” “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” “For The First Time,” and new songs from the album ‘#3’ such as “Hall Of Fame,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” and the current single “If You Could See Me Now.”

Ticket Prices:
Patron VIP: 7000
Patron: P5500
Lower Box Center: P5000
Lower Box: P4500
Upper Box A: P2500
Upper Box B: P1500
Gen. Admission: P800

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketnet at (63 2) 911-5555.
Schedule/Venue
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Araneta Center

Gen. Araneta cor. Gen. Roxas Ave., Araneta Center
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines


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