Sam Fender has announced a headline Australian tour for November 2022, in support of his chart-topping second studio album Seventeen Going Under.
The tour, announced today (July 26), is Fender’s first to the continent in over three years. He was last in Australia as part of the Splendour In The Grass festival, performing there as well as at select headlining dates. The 2022 tour will see Fender and his band play three shows on the east coast of Australia, taking in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Pre-sale tickets will be available from this Thursday (28 July), while general sale tickets go live on Friday, 29 July. Both sales will commence from 9am local time, and tickets can be found here via tour operators Secret Sounds.
At the Bandlab NME Awards 2022 back in March, Fender kicked off the ceremony with a performance of Seventeen Going Under’s title track. He later won in both the Best Album In The World and Best Album By A UK Artist categories. Fender also landed the top spot in NME‘s 50 Best Albums of 2021 list with the album.
In a four-star review of Seventeen Going Under, NME noted how the UK’s lockdowns “forced the Geordie hero to reckon with the impact of his formative years and the ties that bind, resulting in this bruising second album”.
Last week, Fender shared his rare B-side “Alright” on streaming platforms for the first time. The track was recorded as part of the sessions for Seventeen Going Under and originally served as the B-side to the single “Long Way Off”.
“‘Alright” is one of the first tracks from the Seventeen Going Under era,” Fender said. “It was always a favourite of mine, and somehow didn’t make the record. It’s about growing up and the theme of