Sam Fender has shared a photo of a “lush” encounter with local rock legend Brian Johnson after he took the stage to support The Rolling Stones at the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival.
The North Shields Brit Award winner continued his recent stormy performance at Glastonbury with more of the same at the London weekender where the legend-to-be met the AC/DC star he called a “Geordie hero”. † And the photo of the couple was summed up in one word by fellow Northeast celebrity Alan Shearer.
Commenting on the photo Fender posted on Instagram, the football pundit wrote “legends” – a word fans of the former Newcastle Untied player would no doubt apply to Shearer as well. And Seventeen Going Under favorite Fender, who is currently rocketing from one success to the next, jokingly replied, “Thank you Dad.”
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He shared the photo with his 789,000 Instagram followers and soon had nearly 61,000 likes. Alongside the photo, Fender — who also teamed up again with American TV host Jimmy Fallon who had previously interviewed him on NBC’s The Tonight Show — wrote: “Just typed this sentence and then crumpled it up about how silly it was ‘Was lush for the boys to meet our geordie hero Uncle Brian (@acd c) yesterday after crushing Hyde Park with @therollingstones, great to see @jimmyfallon again.”
With a smiling emoji and a reference to an upcoming concert date this week, he added: “We all feel like we’re in a simulation right now. Manchester Wednesday! Come on!” Fender will play a sold out gig at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on July 6 as part of a tour set to take place in the US this month.
Fender, 28, recently apologized for a previous Instagram post in which he also called Johnny Depp a hero after the pair met at Newcastle’s Bridge Tavern. The June meeting took place while the actor was in the area to support Jeff Beck on his tour date in Sage Gateshead, just before the verdict in Depp’s six-week libel trial in the US against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Fender had tagged a photo of all three in the pub with the words “some serious heroes”, for which he later apologized on social media. In a lengthy post, he said he made a “poor choice of words”, explaining: “The use of the word ‘heroes’ was intended in reference to their career, but in the contest of the trial he was seriously misinformed. .” He added: “I’m very sorry.”
Fender, who played a charity gig at Newcastle’s 02 City Hall in May to help the homeless, recently collapsed at Glastonbury. And if his escalating success continues, he could follow the success of 74-year-old “Geordie hero” Johnson who, along with the rest of the AC/DC, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.