Following two sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, Sam Fender has announced a North American tour.
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 this Friday, April 29 at 10am local time. 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. In the U.S. the song is currently No.17 at Alternative radio and No.10 at AAA. 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. While a more intensely personal record than his 2019 debut Hypersonic Missiles, on it Sam has lost none of his acute sense of observation. Like only truly great songwriters can, Sam turns his own experience into art that speaks to, and resonates, with all of us.
Sam Fender North American Tour Dates:
7/30 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
7/28-7/31 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL
7/31 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
8/5 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
8/9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
9/7 – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL *
9/8 – Theater at Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN *
9/10 – Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI *
9/12 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC *
9/14 – TD Garden – Boston, MA *
9/16 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY *
9/22 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
9/24 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
9/25 – The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
* = w/ Florence + The Machine