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The Script performs to a soldout show at the Araneta Coliseum

Definitely saving their best performance for last, Irish pop rock band The Script rocked Manila on the last leg of their Asian tour.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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4/18/2011 12:00 AM
The Script performs to a soldout show at the Araneta Coliseum


041911-thescript_main.jpgDefinitely saving their best performance for last, Irish pop rock band The Script rocked Manila on the last leg of their Asian tour and performed to a sold-out show last April 16 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. The crowd sang along to all their songs including chart-toppers “Breakeven” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.” During their press conference held at the Mactan Ballroom of the Edsa Shangri-la, the Irish pop rock band admitted that they were surprised to have a strong following in the country. “The Philippines has a great culture of music and it’s a real honor to know that since we put the tickets on sale, our website’s just been flooded with people who were just so excited that we were coming here. We really want to do ourselves proud and do a good job and perform well. I think we were also surprised at the reaction of the people to us coming here,” shares The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue.
 
During their presscon, the band shared interesting trivia like the fact that they always bring with them Irish tea bags when on tour because of their love for tea. Vocalist Danny also shared that he used to have the same vocal coach as Bono from U2, who had an unorthodox method of helping him hit the high notes by snorting warm salt on water. Although currently in currently in a relationship, he also indulged the media’s question regarding what attracts him to women. “I like girls who are just sure of themselves. Someone who’s just relaxed. You don’t have to be beautiful to just be beautiful. You know you could have a great personality and that would shine through absolutely anything. I just feel that someone who’s very honest and natural. I do believe in individuality,” he admits.
 
After releasing their first album in 2008, the trio was personally asked by Beatles’ member Paul McCartney to support him at a number of stadium shows during his performances in the United States. Late last year, they released their new album Science & Faith to follow-up their 1.8 million self-titled global hit album. To Pinoys who are not aware of their brand of music, which is said to be a blend of hiphop rhythms, flowing melodies, poignant hooks and story-spinning lyrics, Danny shares how he would like music lovers to get to know them. “I think our music is the best introduction we can give. We’ve always put our music at the forefront. It’s basically our handshake. I think those who are not familiar with our music should just listen with an open mind and an open heart and enjoy,” he adds.
 
The Script is composed of Danny O’Donoghue (vocals/keys), Mark Sheehan (guitar), and Glen Power (drums).