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Sam Fender fan gets tattoo that is a Spotify link to ‘Hypersonic Missiles’

Sam Fender described the fans as "legends"

By Elizabeth Aubrey

Sam Fender performs live
'Paradigms', 'The Dying Light' and 'The Leveller' were aired for the first time. (Photo: Alamy)

A Sam Fender fan has had a tattoo of a scannable Spotify code that links to Fender’s 2019 debut album, ‘Hypersonic Missiles.’

Fender today (April 27) shared a video that was sent to him by the fan. In the clip, one person with Spotify open on his phone goes up to another and scans the tattoo, which is on his leg.

Next, ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ comes up on the other person’s phone.

The codes are used similarly to QR codes. Once scanned into Spotify, they bring up a song, album or playlist.

Sharing the video, which you can watch below, Fender branded the fans “legends”.

Spotify themselves also responded, tweeting: “truly iconic behaviour.”

Fender is currently in the middle of a full UK tour.

Earlier this month he was joined by by viral star Francis Bourgeois at Wembley Arena. In unexpected scenes, the TikTok trainspotter took to the stage on a scooter and performed a tailwhip as Fender played ‘Getting Started’.

The sight prompted equal parts amusement and bemusement on social media from those in attendance. “Francis Bourgeois hitting a tailwhip whilst Sam Fender belts out one of his tunes at Wembley wasn’t what I was expecting of tonight, but I loved it,” wrote @IsonCallum on Twitter

“Sam Fender bringing Francis Bourgeois on stage last night was the last thing I expected to see,” added @mainlyoasis.

Footage has since emerged on Bourgeois’ own social media channels of his trip to the north London arena. “I wanted to make sure I arrived early for my friend, @sam_fender’s, gig at Wembley!” he captioned an Instagram video in which he can be seen riding his scooter to the venue, before rolling into the empty arena as Fender soundchecks.

You can see Fender’s remaining tour dates here:

June 2022:
3 – London, Emirates Stadium (with The Killers)
4 – London, Emirates Stadium (with The Killers)

July 2022:
6 – Manchester, Castlefield Bowl
15 – London, Finsbury Park

He’s also set to make an appearance at Glastonbury, three years after pulling out because of illness in 2019.