Sam Fender has announced a homecoming arena date in Newcastle as part of a 2020 tour.

The North Shields born star will be performing at the Utilita Arena on Friday April 3.

It follows a meteoric rise for the Brit Awards Critics' Choice winner whose debut album "Hypersonic Missiles" went to number one in the UK album charts.

Sam has already sold out four back to back Newcastle 02 Academy shows in December 2019.

We're massively proud to be promoting a North East artist with North East management at Newcastle Arena. It feels like this is just the beginning for Sam and we're excited to see where his career goes! The album isn't just good because it has reached number one, it's the best collection of songs from any artist for quite sometime and deserves all the plaudits it's receiving. This show will be a real celebration not only for the region but for Sam and his team who have worked tirelessly fora few years now and it's amazing to see it starting to pay off."

Steve Davis, SSD Concerts