Watch Sam Fender make his US television debut on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Fender performed two songs on the US show

Sam Fender made his US television debut last night, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The BRIT’s Critic Choice Award winner performed his latest single, ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ together with his debut breakout song, ‘Dead Boys’.

You can watch the performance here:


Speaking about the release of ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ last week, Fender explained that the song was inspired by a “newly developed Russian missile that travels at something like nine times the speed of sound.”

He also described the track as being “in many ways, an unorthodox love song”, saying: “it’s main focus is on the world around the narrator, who is a complete tin foil hatter. They are convinced the world is on its last legs; they know that it is rife with injustice but feel completely helpless…

“Amongst all the chaos is love and celebration, there is this glimmer of hope that runs through the song, a little notion that no matter what happens, these two people are gonna have a fucking good time regardless of the tyrants that run their world, and regardless of the imminent doom from these ‘Hypersonic Missiles’.”

Fender is about to embark on playing his first North American shows, with dates in LA, Toronto, New York, and at Austin’s SXSW festival.


Following that, he will embark on a European and UK tour, concluding with a sold-out hometown show at North Shields’ Tynemouth Castle. You can buy tickets here for the gigs, the dates of which are listed below:

Sam Fender UK Tour Dates
2/5/19: Ritz, Manchester
3/5/19: QMU, Glasgow
4/5/19: Live at Leeds
6/5/19: Shepherds Bush Empire, London
7/5/19: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

10/5/19: O2 Academy, Birmingham
12/5/19: Lemon Grove, Exeter
13/5/19: SWX, Bristol
26/5/19: Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
11/7/19: Tynemouth Castle, South Shields