The Script performing their Sunsets & Full Moon Tour at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Monday 9th March 2020

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Irish pop rock band, The Script, treated the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham last night, to a sensational show on the thirteenth stop of their European tour, which is in support of their sixth studio album, Sunsets & Full Moons.

With a set that saw stars shimmering and a moon on the large screen, The Script burst onto the stage and immediately launched into new song, Something Unreal, which served to show that it was business as usual.

From a set list that included all of the fans favourites from six incredible albums, front man Danny O’Donoghue moved seamlessly through Superheroes, Talk You Down, and If You Could See Me Know from their previous albums.

With drummer Glen Power leading the songs and guitarist and songwriter Mark Sheehan and O’Donoghue often running from one side of the stage to the other, there was a moment of fun when a mobile phone was taken from a willing fan and O’Donoghue belted out Nothing to the fan’s stunned ex before he ended the call and song with a simple “that’s payback man”.

A real highlight of the night was when the band stripped things back completely and appeared in an upper block of seats to perform an emotionally charged acoustic version of new song Run Through Walls and the delightful Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You’.

Back on the B stage for a thunderous rendition of The Man Who Can’t Be Moved which brought the biggest sing along moment of the evening before No Man Is An island showcased their vocals and musical talents with most notably Power’s drumming solo.

Finishing the main set with Hall Of Fame, the encore brought to a close an amazing night with beautiful soulful performances of The Last Time and the classic much adored Breakeven which saw the crowd swoon to its anthemic encore before For The First Time brought the concert to a close, rewinding time back to the beginning of the bands journey.

With a career spanning thirteen years, The Script still remain a popular enduring force in the music scene and their new songs from their latest album show that they plan to be around to continue performing on the stage that they so clearly love being on.