The Script play surprise gig at Manchester Irish pub – and fans can’t believe their luck

The Script O'Sheas

Manchester pub O’Sheas has played host to plenty of live Irish bands over the years – but not many as big as chart-topping superstars The Script.

The Irish rock group stunned fans when they turned up for a surprise gig at the traditional Irish boozer on Friday to celebrate the launch of their new album.

The Hall of Fame stars – Danny Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power – advertised the show by writing it on a chalk board outside the pub on Princess Street on Friday morning.

The free gig was open to any fans who brought along a Script CD or a ticket from a previous tour which they could then exchange for a wristband for entry to the pub.

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And as word spread, the queue slowly grew right down the street.

The Script fans Manchester
credit: Shirlaine Forrest

Once inside, fans were treated to an intimate and exclusive afternoon gig with the lads, with frontman Danny leading the celebrations of their new album – by raising a pint of Guinness of course.

The Script O'Sheas
credit: Shirlaine Forrest

Sunsets and Full Moons is the band’s sixth studio album in a career that has already seen 10.8m album sales and 30m single sales.

Fans couldn’t quite believe their luck to see the band in such an intimate setting – especially as their next gigs will be on their huge UK and European arena tour which starts in February 2020 and includes a night at Manchester Arena on February 22nd.

The Script O'sheas
credit: Shirlaine Forrest

But down-to-earth Danny and the lads were happy to pose for pictures for fans – and even tried their hand behind the bar at O’Sheas.

Tickets for The Script’s UK tour are on sale now


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