Rising star Sam Fender announces two hometown shows as part of huge headline tour

Sam Fender will play two nights at the O2 Academy in Newcastle as part of a tour promoting his forthcoming album HYpersonic Missiles.
Sam Fender will play two nights at the O2 Academy in Newcastle as part of a tour promoting his forthcoming album HYpersonic Missiles.

Rising North East star Sam Fender has announced his biggest headline tour yet, including two hometown shows.

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter from North Shields will play at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on December 7 and 8.

The dates are part of a tour in support of the release of his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, which is due out on August 9 via Polydor Records.

They also include his biggest headline London show yet, at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

Fender is about to begin a sold-out spring tour, and will play a string of festivals over the summer, including Glastonbury, TRNSMT, a huge outdoor headline show at Tynemouth Castle, and performances in both Victoria Park (All Points East) and Hyde Park (with Bob Dylan + Neil Young).

Tickets for the winter tour go on sale from 9am on Friday, May 10, via www.samfender.com. For details of a special fan pre-sale, visit the website now.

The new Hypersonic Missiles dates in full:

22nd November – Academy, Manchester

23rd November – Guild of Students, Liverpool

26th November – Rock City, Nottingham

27th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow

28th November – O2 Academy, Leeds

30th November – Dome, Brighton

1st December – O2 Academy, Bournemouth

3rd December – Pavilions, Plymouth

4th December – O2 Academy, Bristol

5th December – O2 Academy, Birmingham

7th December – O2 Academy, Newcastle

8th December - O2 Academy, Newcastle

10th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London

13th December – Great Hall, Cardiff

16th December – Dublin, Olympia

17th December – Ulster Hall, Belfast

19th December – O2 Academy, Sheffield

16th August – Summer Sonic, Tokyo

18th August – Summer Sonic, Osaka

30thAugust – Fusion Festival, Liverpool

31st August – Electric Picnic, Laois Ireland