Sam Fender has shared the video for ‘Hold Out’, a new, stand-alone track which doesn’t feature on his chart-topping album, Hypersonic Missiles. The short film for ‘Hold Out’ was directed by Jack Whitefield and you can check it out below.
Fender will also be going to The Brit Awards on 18 February where he is nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ where he’ll go up against Aitch, Mabel, Lewis Capaldi, and Dave.
The North Shields singer-songwriter was forced cancel a string of dates at the end of 2019 and the start of this year, due to sickness, but has now revealed he’s ready to return to the stage.
Asked how his voice was by Radio X’s Steve Ferdinando at last night’s NME Awards, he said: “Great man, I’ve just got the all [clear].”
He added: “It’s a little bit tired from the flying and the singing on the weekend, but I went in and had it scoped today and [they said] ‘you’re ready to go back’, so I’m back, I’m back!”
The Hypersonic Missiles star was set to play rescheduled dates at the likes of the O2 Academy Birmingham on Thursday (30 January), but an official statement came from the Geordie singer explaining he’d contracted “tonsillitis”.
The singer-songwriter said in a statement shared by O2 Academy Birmingham at the time: “I’m gutted to do this again. I’ve had an absolute shocker with my health. It’s been a series of unfortunate events this last month with chest infections, laryngitis and a family bereavement, and now I’ve come down with tonsillitis. I’m raging, all I want to do is get back out and sing, but I just can’t.”
In the wake of releasing ‘Hold Out’, Sam Fender plays the following UK and European shows in 2020:
17/02: O2 Academy Newcastle
19/02: O2 Academy Newcastle
24/02: La Cigale, Paris
25/02: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
27/02: Palladium, Cologne
28/02: Columbiahalle, Berlin
01/03: Halle 622, Zürich
02/03: Paradiso, Amsterdam
05/03: Docks Club, Hamburg
20/03: O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
21/03: O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
23/03: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
24/03: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
26/03: Alexandra Palace, London
27/03: Alexandra Palace, London
31/03: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
02/04: First Direct Arena, Leeds
03/04: Utilita Arena, Newcastle
14/05: O2 Academy, Bristol
16/05: O2 Academy Birmingham
17/05: O2 Academy Brixton, London
23/05: Victoria Park, Warrington
24/05: Exhibition Park, Newcastle
03/06: De Montfort Hall, Leicester
13/06: Seaclose Park, Yarmouth
16/06: Malahide Castle & Gardens, Co. Dublin
17/06: Malahide Castle & Gardens, Co. Dublin
08/07: Espacio Mad Cool, Madrid
10/07: Glasgow Green, Glasgow
19/08: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht.