NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Records -- The Script--Dublin, Ireland's chart-topping hit-makers, step up to the podium with their Olympic sized new single, "Hall Of Fame," featuring global superstar will.i.am, off of their forthcoming release, #3, out October 9th. Penned by the band (Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power), inspirational new single – available August 21st – brings the band back to their piano-laden, pop melodiousness, blending a seamless duet with the hip hop lyrical flow of will.i.am. It's clear The Script have raised the stakes with "Hall of Fame," declaring "... and the world's gonna know your name."
On "Hall of Fame," Mark Sheehan comments: "We wanted to capture as much emotion in the track's sound as there is in the lyrics, which are definitely some of the most positive and upbeat we've ever written."
In December of 2011, The Script's frontman Danny O'Donoghue joined Jessie J, Tom Jones and will.i.am as a judge on BBC's inaugural season of The Voice UK. Working with will.i.am on "Hall Of Fame," Danny O'Donoghue says: "We thought it might make a great duet but we wanted to do it line by line, true duet style. It took several months, a headlock and a taxi cab to get Will on the song!"
The Script will make a triumphant return to the road in North America, kicking off their headlining tour on October 9 at New York's prestigious Radio City Music Hall. Fans can pre-order #3 beginning July 23 at www.myplaydirect.com/the-script and all who pre-order the album will receive a code for early access to tour tickets. The ticket pre-sale period runs from July 24 at 10am to July 26 at 10pm, with the public on sale going live July 27th.
#3 follows up The Script's critically acclaimed 2010 Science & Faith album, which rocketed to No. 3 on Billboard's Top 200 and led to a string of sold out US tour dates in Fall 2011. Science and Faith debuted at #1 in Ireland and the UK. The Script have enjoyed an epic rise to fame following the success of their 2008 self-titled debut album and their massive platinum selling single, "Breakeven." That single rewrote history on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs airplay radio chart, taking the #1 spot, where the song completed a record-setting 36 week rise to the summit. Impressively, the band has sold over five million singles in the US, and has played stadium shows with Paul McCartney and their mentors, U2.
The Script on tour, 2012:
October 9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
October 18 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
October 19 San Diego, CA Humphrey's
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
October 22 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail Event Center
October 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
October 25 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
October 26 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
October 27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
October 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
October 30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
November 1 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
November 2 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheatre
November 3 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
November 6 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For Performing Arts
November 7 Washington, DC D.A.R. Constitution Hall
November 9 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
November 10 Camden, NJ Susquehenna Bank Center
SOURCE Epic Records