Sam Fender welcomes AC/DC’s Brian Johnson to the stage for his second hometown gig at Newcastle’s St James’ Park tonight (July 10) – watch them perform ‘Back In Black’ and ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ below.

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The concerts kicked off on Friday (June 9) with a first show where the North Shields singer-songwriter performed a host of tracks from his latest album ‘Seventeen Going Under’ and hits from his back catalogue. It also saw him perform a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’.

Support acts for the shows included Wunderhorse, Holly Humberstone and Inhaler.

Watch Fender and Johnson’s performance below.

Talking to NME about the gigs last year, Fender discussed being the first full Geordie band to headline St James’ Park and following in Johnson’s footsteps.

“No real Geordie band has ever done that. Brian Johnson did it with AC/DC, but they were already an Australian band doing well [before he joined].

“For the whole band to be from the area and play there, it’s a really, really big thing for us.”

Ahead of the shows, Fender announced special celebratory Newcastle editions of its next album by handing out QR codes across the city.

The posters featured three variations of Newcastle United shirts, each representing one of his albums. The first showed the outfit with the number one on it – representing his 2019 debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ – and the second showed the number two, referring to his second LP ‘Seventeen Going Under’, which arrives in 2021.

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