Sam Fender recently shared an image of a “lush” meeting with local rock legend and AC/DC member Brian Johnson.
Sam Fender posts a picture with Brian Johnson
This comes after taking to the stage to support The Rolling Stones at the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival. The Brit Award winner from North Shields followed up his recent storming performance at Glastonbury with more of the same at the London weekender where the legend-in-the-making went on to meet the AC/DC star who he called a “Geordie hero”. And the photograph of the pair was summed up in one word by fellow North East celebrity Alan Shearer.
In a comment on the photo which Fender posted on Instagram, the football pundit wrote “legends” – a word which fans of the former Newcastle Untied player no doubt would apply to Shearer too. And Seventeen Going Under favourite Fender, who is currently rocketing from one success to another, jokingly replied “Thanks Dad”.
He shared the photograph with his 789,000 Instagram followers and it soon had almost 61,000 likes. Alongside the photo, Fender – who also teamed up again with US TV presenter and actor Jimmy Fallon who had previously interviewed him on NBC’s The Tonight Show – wrote: “Just typed this sentence then creased at how daft it is ‘Was lush for the boys to meet our geordie hero Uncle Brian (@acdc ) yesterday after smashing Hyde park with @therollingstones, lovely to see @jimmyfallon again n all.”
With a laughing emoji, and a reference to an upcoming concert date this week, he added: “We all feel like we’re in a simulation at the moment. Manchester on Wednesday! Come on!” Fender is playing a sold-out gig at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on July 6 as part of a tour which moves on a US leg in the month.