The Script's Danny O'Donoghue thanks Paul McCartney for US career boost
The 31-year-old Irish singer, who will be seen in his judging role on The Voice for the first time this Saturday, told the Radio Times that he’ll always be grateful to the former Beatle for personally inviting them to open his three shows at New York Mets’ stadium in 2009.
“He gave us our big break when he booked us to perform with him at the Shea Stadium. We made him a personalised bottle of whisky to say thank you.”
The Dublin trio were virtual unknowns in the States before their support slot, but went onto score a Top 20 hit with ‘Breakeven’ and a number three album with second release, ‘Science and Faith’ in the Billboard charts.
O’Donoghue also went onto reveal that his father was the main inspiration behind the band’s early material:
"My dad, Shay O’Donoghue, was a singer but passed away four years ago. I grew up in a house full of music."
Watch The Script perform their biggest US hit, 'Breakeven,' below:
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