Sam Fender UK tour 2022: Newcastle Utilita Arena concert tickets, possible set list and support acts

The singer-songwriter has started his UK arena tour and he’s set to have two nights back on Tyneside

Thriving singer-songwriter Sam Fender continues to go from strength to strength and following on from the success of his second album ‘Seventeen Going Under’ the 27-year-old is back on the road once again.

The tour was announced at the end of 2021, and is already well underway with tickets selling fast.

When does Sam Fender play in Newcastle?

The Geordie rockstar began his UK wide tour in Liverpool on 21 March, and is due to play two nights at the Utilita Arena on 5 and 6 April.

This is the fourth date of Fender’s UK tour.

Where else is Sam Fender playing?

The ‘Seventeen Going Under’ UK and Ireland tour has nine dates in seven cities.

The Newcastle dates come at the end of the tour, following two dates at the SSE Arena in London.

The full list of tour dates is below.

  • 21 March, Echo Arena Liverpool
  • 24 March, 3Arena Dublin
  • 26 March, OVO Hydro, Glasgow 
  • 27 March, Utilita Arena Birmingham
  • 30 March, The Brighton Centre Brighton
  • 1 April, SSE Arena London
  • 2 April, SSE Arena London
  • 5 April Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
  • 6 April Metro Radio Arena Newcastle 

How do I get tickets to the Newcastle concert?

Tickets for the gig have sold very quickly, but some are available on ticket selling websites.

Tickets through the official Utilita Arena Newcastle website have sold out, but fans can sign up to Twickets to receive alerts on anyone potentially selling their tickets to the gig.

You can register for alerts about tickets through the Twickets website 

What is the setlist?

As this is the tour for Fender’s second album, you expect to hear plenty of tracks from ‘Seventeen Going Under.

According to, this was Sam Fender’s setlist for the opening night of the tour in Liverpool:

  • Will We Talk?
  • Getting Started
  • Dead Boys
  • Mantra
  • Better of Me
  • The Borders
  • Spice
  • Howdon Aldi Death Queue
  • Get You Down
  • Spit of You
  • Play God
  • The Leveller
  • The Dying Light


  • Saturday
  • Seventeen Going Under
  • Hypersonic Missiles

Who is supporting Sam Fender?

Supporting Sam Fender during the entirety of the UK tour is south London post-punk band ‘Goat Girl’.

The band have released two albums, including their debut self titled album which the band brought out in 2018.

Three years later, in 2021, their second record ‘On All Fours’ was released.

Who is Sam Fender?

Originally from North Shields, a coastal town near Newcastle, Sam Fender released his debut single ‘Play God’ in March 2017.

Two more singles followed later in 2017 as did tour dates with Bear’s Den and Declan McKenna.

In November 2018 Fender released the EP ‘Dead Boys’ which also featured ‘Poundshop Kardashians’ and ‘Spice’.

In his relatively short yet explosive career, Sam Fender has already picked up many accolades.

These include two Brit Awards and Best Album by a UK Artist and Best Album in the World at the 2022 NME Awards.

Fender has released two albums, firstly ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ in 2019 which was followed in 2021 by ‘Seventeen Going Under’

For the video on his track ‘Spit of You’ which features on ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Fender’s dad was played by Line of Duty actor Stephen Graham.