Sam Fender Launches Into 2019 With New Single & Spring Headline UK Tour.
|BRITs Critics’ Choice Winner Sam Fender is pleased to announce details of a new single. It is out now through Polydor Records.
To coincide with its launch, a new headline tour is also announced for May.
If 2018 felt like a noteworthy twelve months for North Shields musician Sam Fender, in truth, those first few chapters of his story have barely been written. With a debut album in the works for later this year, his opening bow in the US currently being rubber-stamped, and a handful of sold-out UK shows already long-since in the diary, 2019 is surely when it starts getting serious.
Kicking off this month with a new single, Play God is one of the songs that first set him out on his journey. Originally released independently to ensure any new fans he made had something to hear online when discovering Sam live, it encompasses everything that makes him such a fascinating young prospect; angular, sharp and ambitious guitar-led melodies coupled with Sam’s observational, questioning and socially engaged lyrics.
Play God was recorded in North Shields, and produced by long-standing friend and collaborator Bramwell Bronte.
Sam says of the song: “Play God is set in an alternate dystopian reality that shares similarities with our own world. I wrote it a couple of years ago where there were a lot of big changes happening in both the UK and the States, I had just entered my twenties, I was anxious about the future of the world and its leaders, and it didn’t help that I’d just read George Orwell’s 1984 at the time. As you can imagine I was pretty paranoid!
Following a pair of long since sold-out shows in Manchester and London next month, Sam will now play six more headline dates in May.
The dates kick off on the 2nd May at the Ritz in Manchester, and conclude at Bristol’s SWX on the 13thMay. He plays Shepherds Bush Empire on the 6th May.
For details of the very special fan pre-sale, head to the Sam Fender Store now: https://SamFender.lnk.to/storePR
Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday 18th January through www.samfender.com
Sam Fender Live:
25th February – Gorilla, Manchester SOLD OUT