The Script

When Dublin, Ireland’s The Script played a July 2 homecoming show at the city’s 50,000-capacity Aviva Stadium, it was to a sold-out crowd that couldn’t wait for the band to take the stage. It was just one of many high points in this band’s career so far. 

Photo: John Davisson

Frontman/keyboardist Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power have been busy since releasing The Script’s 2008 self-titled debut that includes hits “We Cry,” “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and “Breakeven.”

The single “For the First Time” from its sophomore release, Science & Faith, earned an RIAA platinum certification last summer.

And prior to launching The Script, O’Donoghue and Sheehan worked in the U.S. writing and producing for artists including Dallas Austin, Teddy Riley and The Neptunes.

The band has since gone from performing at small clubs to festivals and stadiums, opening for Paul McCartney, U2, Adele and others. 

That diligence continues to pay off, says Creative Artists Agency’s Matthew Morgan, who co-reps the band with Jeff Frasco.

“They’re not trying to be too hip but they’re definitely on the hip side of the pop spectrum. I kind of view them as a Coldplay-in-waiting,” Morgan told Pollstar. “Obviously, they’ve got credentials all day long from the McCartney endorsement to the U2 endorsement.

“Danny and Mark [are smart] in how they approach their fans, how much media content they provide everybody. They’re constantly filming backstage and putting up webisodes [and] taking pictures. They’ve done a whole lot of work in a relatively short time.”

Photo: John Davisson

The Script wrapped its latest tour behind Science & Faith in December and is working on its next album. Plans for a U.S. fall tour are in the works.