In the 67th year of The Ivors, 21 songwriters and composers collected Ivor Novello Awards across 14 categories, in recognition of outstanding achievements in songwriting and composing for screen. They are judged by award-winning songwriters and composers from The Ivors Academy.
Previous nominee Sam Fender took home his first Ivor Novello Award after winning Best Song Musically and Lyrically, for his hit Seventeen Going Under.
In other news, Fender reportedly recently recorded a charity single with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Mark Knopfler.
Fender also recently announced a US headlining tour shortly after two sold-out dates at London’s Wembley Stadium.
His headlining dates kick off July 30 and the tour stops in Los Angeles on August 5 and New York City on August 9. Tickets are on-sale now. Sam has also confirmed a slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago (July 28-31) and Montreal’s Osheaga Festival on July 31. Additionally, this Fall Sam will be supporting Florence + The Machine on select dates of her U.S. tour, including the stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 16.
Fender’s forthcoming tour marks his first visit stateside since the release of his critically acclaimed album Seventeen Going Under (Geffen Records), whose title track has been a world-wide hit. Guitar World called it “an infectious indie rock lungbuster that is up there with the very best of his repertoire.”
In addition to “Seventeen Going Under” Sam has also released the singles “Get You Down,” and “Spit Of You,” which he performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon late last year. The clip was shot in Low Lights Tavern, a 17th century pub in North Shields, England, where Fender used to work as a bartender.
Seventeen Going Under debuted at No.1 in the UK charts and won Fender the Brit Award for Best Alternative/Rock Act in February.