Sam Fender Postpones Glasgow Shows To Get Tested For Covid-19


Sam Fender has postponed his Glasgow shows in order for him and his band to get tested for Covid-19.

The singer had been due to perform in Barrowlands on September 7 and 8 as part of his UK Tour.

“Can’t believe I’m writing this” – Fender

Taking to Instagram, Fender revealed that some of his touring crew members were suffering a from a heavy cough. The singer also said that he still intends to appear at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival later this week.

“Can’t believe I’m writing this but half of our touring party has been coughing their guts up – we’re going to do the right and responsible thing and get us all PCR tested”, Fender wrote.

He also added, “Sorry Glasgow – hopefully we get to make it up to you at TRNSMT”. 

“Seventeen Going Under”

Sam Fender did also add that his new single will be released tomorrow (September 8). His upcoming studio album “Seventeen Going Under” will be released on October 8.

In the lead up to its arrival, Fender has already released the single “Aye”.

Earlier this year, Fender said that this latest album is “leagues ahead” of his 2019 record “Hypersonic Missiles”.

“I’m more proud of this than anything I’ve ever done”, he told NME. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve done in my life. I just hope people love it as much as I do”. 

“With the first album, a lot of those songs were written when I was 19, so I was over half of it (by the time it was released). Whereas this one is where I’m at now”. 

Last August, Sam Fender had said that he would not release a new album in 2021.

“I think we’ll be drip-feeding some tracks, that’s for sure”, he said at the time. “But I’ve got loads of material. I’m recording through about 30, 40 tracks at the moment but I’ve just got to pick the right tracks, so we’ll see what happens”. 

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