Sam Fender at St James Park: Time, date, ticket information and why Newcastle United fans may need to keep an eye on the day

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The singer songwriter is just weeks away from the biggest shows of his career so far to kick off an unforgettable summer – and Newcastle United fans may be in for a treat.

Nearly 12 months on from an incredible summer which saw Sam Fender headline a sold out Finsbury Park show in London, travel across the world on the festival circuit and play a stunning sunset slot on Glastonbury Festival’s famous Pyramid Stage, the North Shields singer-songwriter is returning to the road very soon as festival season kicks off once again.

After kicking off his summer of shows supporting Bruce Springsteen later this month as well as a couple of headline shows in Europe, Fender will return home for two eagerly anticipated gigs at St James Park, home of Newcastle United.

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With less than a month until the two sets, this is everything you need to know about the shows, as well as a reason for Newcastle fans to keep an eye on updates for the first night.

Sam Fender at St James Park: Times, date, tickets and why Newcastle United fans need to keep an eye on the gig. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Sam Fender at St James Park: Times, date, tickets and why Newcastle United fans need to keep an eye on the gig. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Sam Fender at St James Park: Times, date, tickets and why Newcastle United fans need to keep an eye on the gig. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

What date is Sam Fender at St James Park?

The North Shields local’s two homecoming shows will happen on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at St James Park.

Who is supporting Sam Fender at St James Park?

Both days will be opened with sets from Inhaler and Holly Humberstone.

Irish guitar band Inhaler are best known for having Bono’s son, Elijah Hewson, as their lead singer and their number one albums It Won’t Always Be Like This and Cuts and Bruses. The band were named in the NME 100 in 2020.

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Humberstone is Fender’s record mate at Polydor Records and the Grantham local has released two EPs. Her debut album Can You Afford To Lose Me was released in late 2022.

Can I still buy tickets for Sam Fender’s St James Park shows?

Tickets for the two dates went on sale in September 2022 and both nights are now sold out.

Tickets may become available through official resale platforms of the original point of purchase or via Twickets. Organisers have warned any tickets being sold anywhere else will be made void and the original booking being cancelled.

Have times been announced for Sam Fender at St James Park?

No stage times have been announced at the time of writing, although ticket sale websites claim doors for the shows will open at 4pm. It is expected both nights will be subject to an 11pm curfew.

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Will Sam Fender release any new music this year?

The only confirmed release in 2023 from Fender has been the Record Store Day exclusive release of Wild Grey Ocean and Little Bull of Blithe.

The singer has shared footage on his social media of him and his band in the studio, with rumours of a third album in the works although nothing has been announced.

Will Newcastle United’s new shirt be released when Sam Fender plays at St James Park?

NewcastleWorld understands Newcastle United’s new home shirt could be released on Friday, May 9, coinciding with The Blaydon Races and Fender’s first night at St James Park. There is a chance the gig could be used as a way to give fans a first look at the new shirt.

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