Geordie star Sam Fender says it will make “a childhood dream come true” when he plays a home gig at Newcastle United’s stadium.
The 28-year-old wowed fans by revealing on social media that he will be playing his biggest gig, and his first ever venue, next summer at St James’ Park.
The award-winning singer-songwriter has chosen June 9 next year, a significant date for the Tynesiders as it appears in the Blaydon Races sung at Newcastle United games.
Fender, a huge fan of the Magpies, said: “Ever since I started this band, I’ve always joked with the boys that one day we could play St James’ Park in Newcastle.
“It’s a childhood dream come true and we’re actually playing it on June 9.
“This is really going to be the biggest show we’ve ever done – our first stadium show, weird to say!
“I can’t wait, it’s going to be absolutely lush and I hope to see you all there.”
He released his first solo album Hypersonic Missiles in September 2019, followed by his second album Seventeen Going Under in October 2021.
He won this year’s Ivor Novello award for best song and lyrics for the title track Seventeen Going Under, about his teenage years and the struggles of growing up.
He made a lengthy appearance on BBC Breakfast last year, after a night celebrating the Saudi-backed club takeover.
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He was seen joining Toon fans partying outside on the ground the night before he looked tired on the TV sofa.
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