TEN years after bursting onto the music scene, The Script are still very much rocking it and it’s clear to see their popularity hasn’t waned a bit in that entire time in the completely packed-out SSE Hydro.

Just two songs in, the UK Europe-wide tour is instantly given a Scottish flavour as pipers and drummers make their way through the standing crowd on the ground floor, weaving their way up to the stage, filling the audience with a sense of pride, only fuelling their euphoria.

At 38, frontman Danny O’Donoghue has the energy and enthusiasm of a fresh-faced teen who has just arrived onto a thriving music scene, jumping on and off the stage throughout the night, and also while belting out Superheroes.

The follow-up to 2014’s No Sound Without Silence, latest album Freedom Child sees the band present a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism.

Recorded between London and Los Angeles, in a first for the group, the band chose to work with outside writers and producers, including Toby Gad and Nasri Atweh - and the whole night was building up to one song. Rain.

The audience was not disappointed: a smattering of brollies in the air, it’s evident why the song has been added to around 400 playlists on Spotify, with the video having garnered over 31 million views.

The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, Breakeven, For the First Time - the audience couldn’t get enough as the weekend got off to a cracking start for the 13,000-strong folk.

The pinnacle came when Danny appeared in the second-from-the-top tier, weaving his way through the audience while belting out hit after hit after hit, as the crowd clamoured after him to grab a selfie with the main man himself.

Upon leaving the venue, completely flabbergasted and unable to contain his excitement, a steward said to euphoric leavers: “In all my years of working at the Hydro, I’ve never seen an artist ever do that. Just goes to show you even we’re kept in the dark about surprises like that.”

On-point light shows, breathtaking graphics, indoor fireworks, and mesmerising lasers, it was the type of show the Hydro has been needing for a while.

The one thing Danny can’t be forgiven for is the bleach-blonde hair. What we can forgive him for is losing his voice in the, at times, loud backing music. It’s The Script, it’s a Friday - and we love ‘em.

Verdict: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Script move on to Aberdeen’s BHGE Arena on Saturday, February 17. Head to thescriptmusic.com/tour for more information and to purchase tickets.