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Sam Fender announces ‘Seventeen Going Under’ UK tour dates for 2022

Fender will play nine dates across the UK and Ireland starting from next March

By Emma Kelly

Sam Fender poses for Rolling Stone UK
Sam Fender's Rolling Stone cover shoot (Picture: Rolling Stone UK/Damon Baker)

Sam Fender has announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for 2022 in support of his second album ‘Seventeen Going Under’.

The 25-year-old will hit Nottingham, Liverpool, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Newcastle next March and April, before playing an open-air show Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in July.

The nine shows, kicking off at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on March 20, are Fender’s biggest to date, and include a homecoming gig at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on April 5 and a night at Wembley’s SSE Arena. 

Tickets for the 2022 dates go on sale on Friday, October 15 at 9am.

Sam Fender ‘Seventeen Going Under’ tour dates

  • 20 March – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 21 March – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 24 March – 3Arena, Dublin
  • 26 March – SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
  • 27 March – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
  • 30 March – Brighton Centre
  • 1 April – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
  • 5 April – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 6 July – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Fender is also back on the road this month, playing a number of tour dates which were rescheduled due to the pandemic.

The ‘Play God’ singer will perform two nights at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom and two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, as well as dates in Newcastle, Leeds and Cardiff.

Fender’s tour announcement comes after the current Rolling Stone UK cover star released the music video for his latest track ‘Spit Of You’, starring ‘This Is England’ actor Stephen Graham as his father

The video and single explores the relationship between fathers and sons, with Fender explaining the song as “based around my own relationship with my old man, and how we both struggle as blokes to communicate the way we feel to each other without it becoming a stand off.”

He said: “It’s about how the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as I get further into my twenties I see so much of myself in him, especially when it comes to being stubborn.

“The second half of the song talks about seeing him with my grandma when she passed away, and how I saw him as a son, and how that moment reminded me to make the most of my time with him. If anything, it’s a declaration of love for him.”

‘Spit Of You’ is the fourth single released from Fender’s second album ‘Seventeen Going Under’, set for release this Friday (October 8).

The record follows his 2019 debut ‘Hypersonic Missiles’, which reached number one in the UK charts.