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BRITs Critics’ Choice winner Sam Fender has announced a brand new headline tour.
The newly announced tour will see the North Shields musician take to the stage in Manchester, Glasgow, London, Birmingham, Exeter and Bristol in May 2019.
Sam Fender has had a truly remarkable rise in the past 12 months. The singer-songwriter has inked a record deal, released a slew of singles that have sent the streaming counters spinning and played shows all around the globe. Finishing off a hectic year, Sam was awarded the highly prestigious BRITSs Critics’ Choice Award, which has been previously won by the likes of Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and Florence + the Machine.
The musician has also received extensive support from the likes of Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 and has supported artists on tour such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ben Howard, Daughter and George Ezra.
Sam Fender kicked off 2019 with the release of his brand new single Play God. The single, which the singer first released independently earlier in his career, features ambitious guitar melodies coupled with socially engaged lyrics. The song was recorded in Fender’s hometown of North Shields with longtime collaborator and friend Bramwell Bronte.
Talking about the song, Sam says: “Play God is set in an alternate dystopian reality that shares similarities with our own world. I wrote it a couple of years ago where there were a lot of big changes happening in both the UK and the States, I had just entered my twenties, I was anxious about the future of the world and its leaders, and it didn’t help that I’d just read George Orwell’s 1984 at the time. As you can imagine I was pretty paranoid!”
Listen to the new single on Spotify below:
Next month, Sam plays his biggest headline shows to date in Manchester and London, with both gigs selling out way in advance.
For those who missed out on tickets, their next chance to see the upcoming musician will be when he hits the road in May 2019.
Here are the dates:
2 May 2019 – O2 Ritz Manchester
3 May 2019 – QMU, Glasgow
6 May 2019 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
10 May 2019 – O2 Institute Birmingham
12 May 2019 – Lemon Grove, Exeter
13 May 2019 – SWX, Bristol
Tickets for Sam Fender’s newly announced tour will be available from 9:00 Friday 18 January 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk