The Brits Critics Choice winner played into the hands of the Manchester crowd as he covered ‘Morning Glory’ during the show at the O2 Ritz – with fans posting videos on social media after the show.
But as his profile continues to rise, Fender has now announced his biggest shows to date in November 2019. The new dates include two nights at Newcastle’s O2 Academy and his biggest London headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Tickets for Fender’s tour go on sale next Friday (May 10) and you can see all the dates in full below.
22nd – Academy, Manchester
23rd – Guild of Students, Liverpool
26th – Rock City, Nottingham
27th – O2 Academy, Glasgow
28th – O2 Academy, Leeds
30th – Dome, Brighton
1st – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
3rd – Pavilions, Plymouth
4th – O2 Academy, Bristol
5th – O2 Academy, Birmingham
7th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
8th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
10th – O2 Academy Brixton, London
13th – Great Hall, Cardiff
16th – Dublin, Olympia
17th – Ulster Hall, Belfast
19th – O2 Academy, Sheffield
The tour announcement comes ahead of Fender releasing his anticipated debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ on August 9, following on from his debut EP last year.
Speaking to NME, Fender previously explained how the title track was influenced by his love of Bruce Springsteen.
“I’ve been fucking weaned on him. My brother bought us ‘Born To Run’ when I was 14 or 15 and it just fucking changed my world,” Fender explained.
“At first I was a bit confused by this slightly over-the-top production, but the words were just so good. Lyrically, ‘Born To Run’ is one of the best albums out there and it changed my world when I heard it.
“I’d never heard rock music that sounded that fresh, even though that record was released in 1975. I’ve also always wanted to do that Phil Spector production and add a saxophone to it.”
He added: “I’d say it’s a nod to Bruce Springsteen, although my publisher says it’s a headbutt.”
He’ll be supporting Mumford & Sons at All Points East in London this June. Visit here for tickets and more information.