Sam Fender has added extra dates to his forthcoming UK headline tour for 2022.
The North Shields singer-songwriter will hit the road next year in support of his second album Seventeen Going Under.
Fender announced nine shows earlier this month, including an appearance at Wembley Arena in London on April 1, with gigs also taking place in Nottingham (March 20), Liverpool (March 21), Glasgow (March 26) and Newcastle (April 5).
Now he has added new dates at Wembley Arena on April 2 and Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on April 6. Following the spring dates, Fender will then play Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on July 6.
Meanwhile, Fender is expected to score his second UK Number One album with Seventeen Going Under, later today, October 15.
In the mid-week chart update, the singer-songwriter was outselling the rest of the Top Ten combined.
Last week, Fender has shared the new music video for “Spit Of You,” starring This Is England actor Stephen Graham. The video sees Graham play the North Shields musician’s dad. Together, they portray a strained relationship that manifests in awkward silences or erupts into arguments while the pair take part in activities including playing pool, fishing, and watching TV.
Following the album’s release, Fender informed fans that some deliveries of his new album have been delayed by “Brexit customs issues” and “fuel shortages”.
“Absolutely buzzing off the album reaction. Thank you’se all so much,” Fender wrote on Twitter, adding that the delays show that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “letting the music industry down once again.”
Sam Fender’s updated 2022 UK and Ireland tour dates are as follows:
March 20 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
March 21 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
March 24 – 3Arena, Dublin
March 26 – SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
March 27 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
March 30 – Brighton Centre
April 1 – SSE Arena Wembley, London
April 2 – SSE Arena Wembley, London
April 5 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
April 6 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
July 6 – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester