The Script performing their Freedom Child Tour at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Five albums and four world tours in, The Script have long sussed out exactly what their fans want, and they delivered it in bucket loads to a packed Motorpoint Arena last night.

Ella Eyre got the crowd ready with her high energy set which had everyone in the audience singing and dancing, as she performed an array of hits which included Waiting For Love and Came Here For Love.

But all eyes were firmly locked onto a small stage set at the back of the arena, and as the curtain dropped, front man Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power launched into opener Superheroes, which was quickly followed by Rock The World. For Paint The Town Green the trio walked through the crowd to get to the main stage via a light show and confetti explosions normally reserved for an encore.

They delivered an incredibly slick show with lights, lasers, superb graphics which delighted the crowd, some of whom had been queuing outside since breakfast. But it was O’Donoghue who commanded the stage, arms aloft and embracing this packed arena. He might be sporting shocking blonde hair but there was no mistaking his dulcet tones.

For the song that O’Donoghue said “put the clothes on our backs”, there was an acoustic introduction to The Man Who Can’t Be Moved before the crowd joined in for a mass sing along. Wonders saw him sit behind a piano adorned with neon lights.

New song, No Man Is An Island, from their latest album Freedom Child was a particular hit, with its catchy lyrics and a beat that got the crowd moving.

Thanking their fans for their continued support, they wound things up with the delightful Rain, which ushered in an encore of No Good In Goodbye, Breakeven in which O’Donoghue induced a massive mobile phone constellation and closer Hall Of Fame, which ensured that the crowd went home singing.