Sam Fender has spoken special observing Newcastle editions of his next tome by sharing QR codes wideness the city.

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The utterance comes superiority of the singer-songwriter’s long-awaited live shows, which will see over 100,000 fans flock to Newcastle’s St James’ Park stadium this weekend.

The first show of the two-night residency will take place tonight (June 9), and will see the Geordie versifier and his wreath perform the biggest gig of his career so far. Support acts for the show include Hector Gannet, Holly Humberstone and Inhaler.

The latter of the two shows will be held at the same venue tomorrow (June 10), and will full-length support from Holly Humberstone, Wunderhorse and Ernie. Find any remaining tickets here.

Sam Fender

Sam Fender (Picture: Niall Lea / Press)

Now, in the past few days running up to the shows — which will make him the first-ever local versifier to headline the venue — a series of billboards appeared tropical to the stadium, and piqued fans’ curiosity.

The posters contained three variations of Newcastle United shirts, each one representing one of the his albums. The first showed the garment with the number one on it — representing his debut 2019 album, ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ — and the second showed the number two, referring to his second LP ‘Seventeen Going Under’, which arrived in 2021.

It was the third shirt on the poster that unprotected fans’ attention, however, which simply showed a QR lawmaking next to it.

While fans were kept in suspense over the past couple of days, this morning the QR lawmaking went live — revealing itself to be a link for fans to pre-order a special edition commemorative St James’ Park picture discs of the musician’s upcoming third album.

Two variegated picture discs will be offered (one for each night of the show) and both are set to full-length photos from the upcoming gigs, which will undoubtedly be a significant milestone in Fender’s career.

Both of the picture disks are misogynist on the musician’s online store, and will only be on offer to fans for one week — shutting off at 6pm next Saturday (June 17). Find out increasingly information here.

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Sam Fender CREDIT: Roberto Ricciuti / Getty

Speaking to NME well-nigh this weekend’s massive gigs, Fender has promised performances of a handful of tracks from 2021’s well-known ‘Seventeen Going Under’ that he and his wreath haven’t managed to play live yet, as well as offering that there will “probably be songs from flipside tome that hasn’t come out yet.”

Describing the new music as sounding “very pretty” with a strong “singer-songwriter” vibe, Fender revealed that he has once written a number of songs for the next album.

Despite stadiums stuff on the horizon, Fender said that he wasn’t planning on writing music purely to fill huge venues.

“If I try and gravity myself to write stadium songs, we could end up fucking it I think,” he admitted. “Instead, I want to write well-nigh the stories that I have and the place that I’m mentally at in my life at this point. And I’ve had a lot to write about.”

Sam Fender

Sam Fender. Credit: Harry Herd/Redferns

In other Sam Fender news, last month the 29-year-old shared his emotional reaction to meeting his musical hero Bruce Springsteen for the first time.

This came after he supported The Superabound in Ferrara, Italy on May 18, then later then at his show in Rome on May 21. Following the first slot, the musician shared a picture of himself with tears in his eyes. “FUCK,” he captioned it. “Just met the boss.”

A follow-up video showed Fender and his bandmates reflecting on the wits as they travelled when from the venue. “I’m gonna fucking whitey, me,” he said in disbelief. “It was the maddest thing ever.”

Fender is moreover due to headline TRNSMT and Reading & Leeds this summer. Additionally, he’ll make appearances at various European festivals including Rock Werchter, Sziget and NorthSide.