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Sam Fender sends heartfelt message to St James' Park crowd after special opening gig

Local legend, Sam Fender has given a simple message to the thousands of fans who turned out for his monumental first night at St James' Park.

It was a sea of black and white for the opening night on Friday and the set was jam-packed with classics from Sam's ever growing repertoire like Will We Talk, Getting Started and Hypersonic Missiles. He had the sell-out crowd in the palm of his hands the entire night and would be forgiven if he woke up this morning wondering if it was all a dream.

And the morning after the memorable night, Sam posted a simple 'Thank You' on Instagram to the thousands of faithful fans who turned up to celebrate. Posting a series of photos on his social media page with a row of black and white hearts underneath, he wrote: "Night 1 - St James' Park. Thank You!"

Read more: Sam Fender's St James' Park setlist in full as Newcastle fans go wild on opening night

If the Friday night show was anything to go by, then Saturday's next sold out gig will surely be remembered for a long time to come. Ahead of the gigs, there had been plenty of rumours of special guests putting in an unexpected cameo to add to the occasion and Friday became a real family affair for Sam as he was joined by fellow singer, brother Liam for a Bruce Springsteen cover that saw them having a total ball on stage.

Sam Fender's St James' Park setlist

Will We Talk?

Getting Started

Dead Boys


I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)

The Borders


Howdon Aldi Death Queue

Get You Down

Spit of You


Play God

The Dying Light

Wild Grey Ocean


Seventeen Going Under

Hypersonic Missiles


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