The Script are coming to Birmingham as part of their new 2018 UK and Ireland Arena Tour.
Their fifth studio album – Freedom Child – hit the No 1 spot, a feat achieved by four of their five albums.
Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power broke through with their first chart-topping album in 2008, with O’Donoghue achieving further fame as a judge on BBC1’s The Voice in 2012 and 2013.
Freedom Child also topped the iTunes chart in their native Ireland, as well as a further 13 countries.
The Dublin rock band said of their success: “You guys may never understand how happy we are to have achieved our 4th No 1 album.
“You see, we’ve worked so hard on it and ultimately the fans decided whether it’s a strong album or not. We’re so so lucky and are humbled by it.”
To coincide with the Freedom Child celebrations, The Script have announced a 2018 UK and Ireland arena tour, which kicked off in Leeds on February 2.
How to get tickets
The Irish three-piece will play 13 dates including two in their hometown at Dublin’s 3Arena and wrap the run at London’s O2 Arena.
The tour comes to the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Tickets are priced from £32 to £113 and are on sale via The Ticket Factory website now.
Start and finish times
Arena doors open at 6pm.
Support act Ella Eyre is on stage at 7.40pm. Ella, from London, had a hit with Rudimental on the UK No 1 single Waiting All Night in 2013 and released her debut album Feline in 2015.
The Script come on stage at 8.45pm.
The show is expected to finish at 10.25pm.
Based on the most recent show, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, The Script’s setlist is likely to be:
Rock the World
Paint the Town Green
It’s Not Right for You
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
Six Degrees of Separation
No Man Is an Island
If You Could See Me Now
For the First Time
If You Ever Come Back
In the Audience
Never Seen Anything “Quite Like You”
Hey Jude (The Beatles cover)
The Energy Never Dies
No Good in Goodbye
Hall of Fame
Where to park
The NEC has more than 16,000 parking spaces.
You can just turn up and pay on the day for £10. Shuttle buses run from the car parks to the arena.
Or book in advance for the same price – the advantage being that you avoid queues to pay for your stay when you go home after the show.
Express Parking costs £20 and gets you a designated space near the arena and a priority exit after the show.
Motorcycle parking is free.
Where to eat
There are several food and drink outlets where you can grab a bite to eat before the show.
These include Great British Fish and Chips, Classic Burger Kitchen, Theo’s Street Food (Middle Eastern cuisine), NEO Pizza, Old El Paso Kitchen, Hot Wok , Nacho Bar and Made Handcrafted Cafe (which offers artisan coffees and deli sandwiches).
For sweet treats, head to Sugar Rush.
Drinks (including alcohol) are available at most of the eateries, and also at Amstel Bar and Stowford Press Bar.
Register with Q Jacker to preorder drinks and pick them up from the collection point at the Amstel Bar.
You can take food and drinks with you into your seats and come back out of the auditorium to stock up on more goodies during the show.