English musician Sam Fender has today announced he'll be playing a massive Malahide Castle show in June 2023.
The tickets, which go on sale this Friday, October 21 are priced at €50.35. The Dublin gig will follow two huge sell-out shows in the musician's hometown of Newcastle. He'll then travel to Belfast and finally onto Dublin to round out the series of summer gigs.
Over the past few months, Fender has solidified himself as one of the most celebrated and successful British artists of his generation. The Geordie has pulled a huge crowd on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury ahead of his own 45,000 sell-out show at London’s Finsbury Park.
It’s been a huge 2022 so far for the North Shields hero, picking up a slew of BRIT, NME and Ivor Novello Awards. This latest announcement suggests 2023 will be Sam’s biggest year yet.
If Fender’s debut album, 2019’s 'Hypersonic Missiles', introduced a smart, street-wise British songwriter with a penchant for euphoric, hard-hitting guitar anthems, it was 2021’s peerless 'Seventeen Going Under' that sent the Newcastle artist stratospheric.
An acute observer, Fender turns the mirror not only on the streets he grew up walking, but on himself too. The record is a tough-talking but tender account of Fender’s childhood and finding his feet in the North of England. It’s also a coming-of-age story, marrying relatable family themes and broken friendships with devastatingly colossal choruses.
'Seventeen Going Under' is also a record that has taken Sam right across the globe, playing to bigger rooms and wider stages, whilst reaping a clutch of awards too.
Fender was due to play Malahide Castle earlier this year in support of The Killers. However, the musician pulled out last minute due to "scheduling issues".