Sam Ryder

Saturday 01 April 2023, 7pm - 11pm

Great Hall
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Event Information

AEG & Live Nation Presents … Sam Ryder

Plus Special Guests

Supports: Tors

Opener: Charlotte Jane

Price: £22.50 + Booking Fees*

This event is strictly 14+



In 2020, as the world went into lockdown, Sam Ryder uploaded thefirst of his now infamouscovers. They quickly caught the attention of some famous fans (think Justin Bieber, Sia, AliciaKeys and Elton John) – with compilations of his videos appearing on The Ellen Show, BBC’sNewsbeat and more. As the videos kept coming, so did the fans – with his socials standing atover 10 million followers to date and hundreds of thousands of comments.Fast forward a year and Sam Ryder stands with 17M social followers and is in the running to becrowned as Tik Tok’s most popular UK artist account for the second year in a row. This would beno mean feat should it happen, especially with Ed Sheeran in full campaign mode and a favouriteto take this crown. So what has changed for Sam Ryder in 2021 ?Quite a lot as it happens.... A 5 song EP ‘TheSun’s Gonna Rise’ rolled out a track at a time, amassing some 45 million streams globally. First up was Whirlwind’ – how else could you begin to describe the journey that Sam has been onover the past year?He has spent much of his adult life touring, writing and performing in bands,lived in Hawaii for a while and even owned a vegan coffee shop before closing it down anddeciding the time was right to pursue his dream of becoming a solo artist.The culmination of the EP campaign was the release of More, a song that touched the hearts ofalmost all who heard it. With the powerful chorus stating “All anyone wants is more time, more life,more healing” fans were often able to connect that sentiment to their own lives with 1,000s ofstoriesemerging on line of a song that comforted those who were sick, had relatives who wereunwell or who were simply sick of being separated from their loved ones. Then came thefist foray into the world of live shows for Sam Ryder the solo artist. First offjustmoments after the restrictions on venues lifted Sam performed a free show as a thank you to thefans that had joined him in the preceding year, at Dalston Roof Park. The predicted thunderstormsstayed away, the fans didn’t and they came out in their droves. But did that mean Sam would selltickets? Yes he would. A subsequentfirst paid ticketed event at London’s Courtyard Theatre inOctober sold out in under ten minutes, this was followed by the announcement of Sam’sfirst everfull UK tour for January 2022.The whole tour sold out so quickly that a second London show atLafayette went on sale, only to sell out again meaning a third now sold out show was announced. So if 2020 was about lockdown and 2021 was about the beginnings of releasing original solomaterial and playing those songs live, what does that mean for 2022? Well with tickets for Sam’sfirst jaunt around Europeflying out the door and a new song being teased on Sam’s Tik Tokcausing quite a stir, plus a whole raft of collaborations in discussion it seems that worlddomination might not be a stretch too far for this incredible talent


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