Sam Fender cancels gig as his team undergo covid tests after festival shows

Sam Fender has cancelled gigs after some of his team were feeling unwell  Sam Fender has cancelled gigs after some of his team were feeling unwell
Sam Fender has cancelled gigs after some of his team were feeling unwell | Getty Images
Sam Fender told fans that his touring party are “coughing their guts up” after a long weekend of festival shows.

The Geordie singer had played sets across the country at Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and Neighbourhood Weekender in the space of a week.

Sam labelled the shows the ‘best gigs of our lives’ as he celebrated a return to the stage, but it came at a price for the star’s travelling entourage.

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In an Instagram story on Monday, he wrote: “Been an absolutely amazing run of festivals, best of our lives.

“Can’t believe I’m writing this but half of our touring party has been coughing their guts up - we’re going to do the right and responsible thing and get us all PCR tested.

“We’re gonna have to move the Barrowlands dates to be safe.

“Sorry Glasgow - hopefully we get to make it up to you at TRNSMT.”

Sam was set to play the Glasgow venues on Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8.

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The singer is also down to perform at TRNSMT festival this coming weekend, although fans are now worried that set could also be jeopardised if PCR tests do come back positive.

The ‘Seventeen Going Under’ singer, who has a new single coming out on Wednesday, is in the midst of launching his sophomore record.

The album is set to be released on Friday, October 8 and follows the singles ‘Seventeen Going Under’ and ‘Aye’.

Sam is a Geordie boy through and through, born and raised in North Shields.

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Fans of the singer have had to endure short notice cancellations in the past.

The singer famously pulled out of his 2019 headline tour having played half the shows due to laryngitis.

At the time he said: “Absolute nightmare. If I carry on I could haemorrhage my chords which would mean being out for months.

"I’ve had the best year of my life, I’m absolutely gutted that I have to stop, but I can’t bust my voice if I want to keep going.

"Love you all and again so sorry."

How long Sam is out of action as a result of his band’s post-festival illnesses remains to be seen.

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