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It will be his biggest headline gig to date

Sam Fender has announced details of a huge homecoming show, due to take place this summer.

The gig will be the 2019 BRITs Critics’ Choice winner’s biggest headline show to date and will follow a sold-out UK tour in the spring.

Fender will play North Shields’ Tynemouth Castle on July 11, where he’ll be supported by Little Comets. More local support acts will be announced in due course. Tickets will go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday (February 13) with remaining tickets available on general sale on Friday (February 15).

In a press release, the musician said of the show: “It’s so surreal for us to be playing at Tynemouth Castle. It couldn’t be much closer to home. I’ve got so many mad stories of us all running around here as kids and it’s mental that we’re going to be playing at an actual castle!

“The place is stunning, it’s like the North East’s very own Helm’s Deep! Really, really cannot wait for this!”

Before that, Fender will head out on a sold-out tour of the UK, including two nights at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in May.

Last month, the star unveiled his latest single ‘Play God’, describing it as being “set in an alternate dystopian reality that shares similarities with our own world.”

He was announced as the Critics Choice winner in December 2018, beating Mahalia and Lewis Capaldi to the prize.

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