Sam Fender: How gig goers reacted to his Newcastle gig last night

The singer songwriter will next be in Newcastle next Spring

Sam Fender performed in Newcastle last night. Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Local hero Sam Fender played a rearranged gig at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle last night, and fans were quick to praise just how good he was.

The show was one of several that the North Shields singer/ songwriter was forced to move back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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In front of a packed crowd, Fender opened with Geordie anthem ‘Local Hero’ before getting stuck into his set list.

Playing songs from both his first and second albums, Fender’s performance was much raved about on social media by those in the crowd.

One fan wrote on Twitter “Like many I’m sure, I’ve seen all the big bands who’ve played that old tin shed in Newcastle, and never ever have I seen a crowd or a gig like Sam Fender last night.

“Had the whole arena in the palm of his clever little hands (I don’t know if Sam has little hands). Magic.”

Another fan wrote how the gig got him in the mood for Newcastle United tomorrow.

They wrote: “Seeing Sam Fender last night and his entrance music being ‘Local Hero’ has just made me look forward to tomorrow’s match even more.

“Was looking forward to the Spurs game but tomorrow is a different level of excitement. It’s my birthday as well. 3 points and a few pints.”

Another gig goer commented: “Sam Fender popped off last night, great concert, a true Geordie if ever I’ve seen one. Go on lad.”

Sam next plays a hometown gig in April as part of a nationwide tour for his second album, ‘Seventeen Going Under’.