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Geordie Songwriter SAM FENDER Enjoys a Rowdy Night at Leeds O2 Academy [Photos & Show Review]

The rise over the last twelve months have been meteoric for Geordie songwriter Sam Fender so this highly anticipated return to Leeds saw the Academy packed to the rafters. Check out the photos here.



Sam Fender @ O2 Academy (Leeds, UK) on November 29, 2019

2020 will be a massive year for Sam Fender. The Geordie singer-songwriter not only heads out on an arena tour of his own, but he is also due to support rock superstars The Killers on their own stadium tour of the UK. Before all of that, though, the musician rounds out 2019 with his own headline tour after a year that has seen him release his critically-acclaimed Hypersonic Missiles album and perform at pretty much every festival.

As was the case the last time Fender performed in this venue, the room is packed when he takes to the stage. Smirking, Fender imitates the “Yorkshire! Yorkshire!” chant that rings around the room before joking that the mosh pit that had started was good but “Glasgow was better the other night.” As for his songs, they hit home and they hit home hard. Tunes like “Millennial” and “Hypersonic Missiles” are accompanied by striking visuals while “Dead Boys” has an emotional edge to it.

The night finishes with a couple of covers including Oasis’ favourite “Morning Glory” and you just know that the few thousand fans packed into Leeds O2 Academy are already counting the days until the singer-songwriter returns to the city next April.

This clip of Sam performing “The Borders” shows why he is going to be a massive star in 2020:

Upcoming Tour Dates:


03/20 – Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse
03/21 – Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse
03/23 – Glasgow – Barrowland Ballroom
03/24 – Glasgow – Barrowland Ballroom
03/26 – London – Alexandra Palace
03/27 – London – Alexandra Palace
03/30 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
03/31 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
04/02 – Leeds – First Direct Arena
04/03 – Newcastle Upon Tyne – Utilita Arena
05/23 – Warrington – Victoria Park
05/24 – Newcastle Upon Tyne – Exhibition Park
06/16 – Dublin – Malahide Castle & Gardens
06/17 – Dublin – Malahide Castle & Gardens
07/10 – Glasgow – Glasgow Green

Sam released his Hypersonic Missiles album on September 13, 2019 and you can check it out on Spotify.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.