INTERVIEW: The Script Scraps Day Off to Play Long Island Benefit Concert

Ralphie Aversa  —  11/08/2012 — Leave a comment

If you have ever listened to The Script, you know the Irish rockers know a thing or two about heartbreak. Perhaps this serves as an explanation as to why the band moved up a December date on Long Island to this Thursday. The concert at Huntington’s Paramount Theater will now serve as a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims.

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“I believe that a lot of these songs are going to take on a very, very special and a very unique meaning when we get to sing them in front of the audience there,” said Script lead singer Danny O’Donoghue on “The Ralphie Show.” The show’s flagship station, 95.5 PLJ, is one of the radio sponsors of the benefit show. “One song that comes to mind is ‘For the First Time.’”

O’Donoghue is well-aware that for many on Long Island and down the shore, life is imitating the lyrics of his art.

“People are having dinner by candlelight, yunno they might have an old, cheap bottle of wine there and they’re really back to basics,” the singer said. “That song, I mean on that night is gonna… I’m getting hairs on the back of my neck standing up now imaging the crowd singing it.”

There will be tears of joy as well – The Script’s latest hit single came about because O’Donoghue and his fellow coach on UK’s “The Voice” Will.I.Am both enjoy finding “positivity through music.”

“I guess we’re both individually strange and unique as the next one,” the Irishman said of his friendship with the Black Eyed Peas emcee. “God, I forgot about that song. I’m going to play that song too… that’s going to be amazing.”

The concert begins at 8 PM on Thursday. All proceeds benefit Long Island Cares and the Long Island chapter of the American Red Cross.

Ralphie Aversa

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