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“Low-Key Superstar…‘Stick Season’ has made him the next big thing.” – The New York Times

“One of the hottest nominees for the Grammys’ best new artist trophy.” – Variety

“The year of Noah Kahan...2023’s biggest breakout star” – NYLON

“The indie-folk phenom officially became a mainstream hitmaker in 2023.” – American Songwriter

“Kahan is an unlikely star – but the audience adore him for it.” – The Guardian

“Noah Kahan is arriving at his superstar moment.” – NME

“He’s the next global superstar.” – The Telegraph

“Nice guy Noah Kahan finishes first.” – SPIN

19 JANUARY 2024 (TORONTO, ON) – Following a slew of critically acclaimed features released throughout 2023, GRAMMY® Best New Artist nominee Noah Kahan continues his Stick Season collaboration series and drops “Homesick” with Sam Fender today—listen BELOW!

A fan favorite during Kahan’s live shows, “Homesick” captures his at times complicated relationship with his Vermont hometown and the juxtaposing feelings of wanting to escape and chase his dreams but also always wanting to come back home. On this collaboration, British songwriter Sam Fender offers a new perspective with his verse and shares similar sentiments about growing up in his hometown of Newcastle—capturing the universal feeling of homesickness.

On the collaboration, Noah says, “When I first heard Sam Fender’s music, I stopped what I was doing, started “Dead Boys” from the beginning, and listened 4 more times. It was everything I loved about a song. I followed this artist like a crazy person, checking every day to see if he had dropped new music. Reading every lyric and looking for his interpretation of what they meant. I must have listened to ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ 1,000 times before Seventeen Going Under came out, and I had never felt so connected to a song. I come from a very different place than Sam did, that much was clear in the lyrics, but it felt like I had grown up the same. The nostalgia, pride, bitterness, confusion, and anger that Sam wrote about feeling was so similar to what I was feeling about my childhood and my hometown at the time. This song was the final push for me to start writing about my own experiences.”

“As we sat down in Guilford, Vermont to record this album, the very first song we listened to was ‘Seventeen Going Under.’ The song ‘Homesick’ was born out of the confidence instilled in me by listening to someone accurately depict their hometown and what it means to them, for better or for worse.”

“When I found out I’d be able to spend the day in Newcastle with Sam, I was nervous but excited. He welcomed me with open arms, let me into his world, showed me places in this community that held so much significance not only to the town, but to Sam himself. I felt very much like an outsider, but by the end, I did start to understand where these songs were coming from, and just how special of a guy Sam really is. He did an absolutely amazing job bringing his experience into my song ‘Homesick.’ He went above and beyond and I truly can’t thank him enough. I hope you enjoy this glance into our worlds, and that it offers you the same connection that I felt when I first heard this dude sing.”

Sam shares, “I was told Noah wanted us to work together, and I’d heard the tune ‘Homesick’ and thought it was a lush song. We then spoke on the phone and immediately hit it off. I loved the idea of the song being a transatlantic call-and-response between two young kids desperate to escape their hometowns. The ‘running away’ theme has been done to death by myself, and many other artists over the last 50 years, but it’s relatable.”
“Noah actually came to my hometown of Newcastle when he was on tour, so we met up and I showed him around. I found it canny funny and flattering as he said in his east coast American accent, ‘I wanna see where these songs came from man’, so we hit the Lowlights Tavern for a swift Guinness and walked in the bitter cold of the sea-front. Chatting with him about things in both of our pasts made me realise how universal ‘Homesick’ is. We’ve all been that kid.”

“I cut my parts in North Shields, on the banks of the Tyne, literally overlooking the ‘static cranes’ that I mention in my verse; it’s a stone’s throw from the estate in which the riots took place in the early 90’s. It made me proud of my hometown, and my people. The Geordies are a hilarious bunch, resilient and impermeable to hard times and hard drinking; my hometown is a constant source of inspiration. Noah is great lad, a canny chanter and a mean wordsmith. I love the track, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Noah’s breakout success story continues into 2024 as he cements his superstar status. In the first few weeks of the year, his Gold-Certified album Stick Season and Platinum-Certified single “Stick Season” have reached new charting peaks across the globe. This week, the album climbed to #5 on the Billboard 200 Chart—its second highest charting position since it debuted at #3 in June 2023 with the release of the deluxe album Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever) and the fifth time the album has claimed a spot in the Top 10 since its original release in October 2022. “Stick Season” also rose to the Top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week—the song’s highest position on the Hot 100 to date. Not to mention, this week, it held the #1 spot on the UK and Netherlands Official Singles Charts for a second week, while the album continues to climb the UK Official Albums Chart, currently sitting at #4. “Stick Season” also claimed the #1 spot on the Ireland Official Singles Chart for eight weeks, and it hit an all time peak of #3 in Australia this week.

Following the biggest year of touring in his career thus far, Kahan kicked off his 2024 “We’ll All Be Here Forever World Tour” in Australia this week. The tour, which The Hollywood Reporter recently named one of the Top 10 “Most Anticipated Concert Tours of 2024,” includes sold-out headline shows in stadiums, arenas, and amphitheaters around the globe, including two sold-out nights at Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, London’s The O2, and many more. See the full list of upcoming 2024 tour dates below.

Last month, Kahan made a career-defining musical debut on Saturday Night Live, delivering electrifying performances of “Stick Season” and “Dial Drunk.” In the fall, he was named an honoree on the TIME100 Next list—read his op-ed written by two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin HERE. He also received two Billboard Music Awardsnominations for “Top Rock Artist” and “Top Rock Album” and a People’s Choice Awards nomination for “The New Artist Of The Year.” Noah was recently featured on the covers of Pollstar, Paste Magazine, and SPIN, where Post Malone described him as “one of a kind.”

The Stick Season collaboration series also includes previous releases with Gracie Abrams on “Everywhere, Everything,” Hozier on “Northern Attitude” (Certified Gold), Kacey Musgraves on “She Calls Me Back” (Certified Gold), Lizzy McAlpine on “Call Your Mom,” and Post Malone on “Dial Drunk” (Certified Platinum). Last fall, Olivia Rodrigo performed a viral cover of “Stick Season” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and Zach Bryan enlisted Noah on his song “Sarah’s Place.” Kahan’s massive year was filled with star-studded collaborations on-stage as well with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Milk Carton Kids, Joy Oladokun, and more at various headline shows and festivals.

In July 2023, Noah released the deluxe version Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever), which debuted at #3 on Billboard 200 Chart, #1 on Billboard Top Americana/Folk Albums Chart, #1 on Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart, #1 on Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart, and more. Impressively, Noah became the 5th artist in history with 18 songs on Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Charts in one week, alongside David Bowie and Taylor Swift. The album featured new single “Dial Drunk,” which peaked at #1 on both the Alternative and AAA Radio Charts in the US. On the one-year anniversary of Stick Season’s original release last October, the single saw a massive resurgence on the charts as temperatures dropped and “stick season” began—climbing to the Top 5 overall on the Spotify Top 200 Chart in the US, UK, and Canada.

On last year’s World Mental Health Day, Noah proudly shared that his mental health initiative The Busyhead Projecthas surpassed its initial goal of “$1 million for mental health” and generated over $2 million dollars to date—with the purpose of creating a world where mental healthcare is acceptable and accessible for everyone. Read his statement BELOW and an op-ed he penned for TIME BELOW.


January 20 Brisbane, AU Riverstage - SOLD OUT
January 23 Sydney, AU The Hordern Pavilion - SOLD OUT
January 24 Sydney, AU The Hordern Pavilion - SOLD OUT
January 27 Perth, AU Red Hill Auditorium - SOLD OUT
February 08 Dublin, IE 3Arena - SOLD OUT *
February 10 Glasgow, UK OVO Hydro - SOLD OUT *
February 11 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena - SOLD OUT *
February 13 Cardiff, UK Cardiff International Arena - SOLD OUT *
February 14 London, UK OVO Arena Wembley - SOLD OUT *
February 15 London, UK OVO Arena Wembley - SOLD OUT *
February 17 Paris, FR L’Olympia - SOLD OUT *
February 18 Cologne, DE Palladium - SOLD OUT *
February 21 Berlin, DE Columbiahalle - SOLD OUT *
February 23 Copenhagen, DK K.B. Hallen - SOLD OUT *
February 25 Amsterdam, NL AFAS Live - SOLD OUT *
February 26 Brussels, BE Forest National - SOLD OUT *


March 2 Tempe, AZ Extra Innings Festival ~
March 26 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena - SOLD OUT
March 28 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome - SOLD OUT
March 29 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place - SOLD OUT
March 30 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
April 02 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
April 06 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena - SOLD OUT
April 07 London, ON Budweiser Gardens - SOLD OUT
April 09 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre - SOLD OUT
April 10 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
April 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre - SOLD OUT
April 14 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena - SOLD OUT
April 16 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena - SOLD OUT
April 20 North Charleston, SC High Water Festival ~
April 21 Miramar Beach, FL Moon Crush “Pink Moon” ~
May 3 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival ~
May 5 Charlotte, NC Lovin’ Life Music Festival ~
May 20 Asheville, NC ExploreAsheville.com Arena - SOLD OUT
May 22 Asheville, NC ExploreAsheville.com Arena - SOLD OUT
May 24 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena - SOLD OUT
May 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena - SOLD OUT
May 28 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center - SOLD OUT
May 29 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake - SOLD OUT
June 01 Lexington, KY Railbird Music Festival ~
June 04 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - SOLD OUT
June 05 Kansas City, MO Azura Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT *
June 07 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center - SOLD OUT
June 08 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center - SOLD OUT
June 11 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
June 13 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - SOLD OUT
June 14 Austin, TX Moody Center - SOLD OUT
June 15 Austin, TX Moody Center
June 18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 21 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl - SOLD OUT
June 25 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT *
June 26 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT *
June 29 George, WA The Gorge - SOLD OUT
July 01 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater - SOLD OUT
July 03 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
July 05 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre - SOLD OUT *
July 06 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre - SOLD OUT *
July 09 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT
July 13 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre - SOLD OUT
July 15 New York, NY Madison Square Garden - SOLD OUT
July 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden - SOLD OUT
July 18 Boston, MA Fenway Park - SOLD OUT ^
July 19 Boston, MA Fenway Park - SOLD OUT ^
August 2 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival ~
August 4 St. Charles, IA Hinterland Music Festival ~


August 13 Manchester, UK Co-op Live *
August 14 Newcastle, UK Utilita Arena *
August 20 Birmingham, UK Utilita Arena *
August 21 London, UK The O2 *
August 22 London, UK The O2 *
August 24 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome *
August 26 Hamburg, DE Stadtpark Open Air *
August 27 Berlin, DE Zitadelle Spandau *

  • Non-Live Nation Date
    ~ Festival Date
    ^ With Mt. Joy


Over the past year, GRAMMY-nominated Vermont singer & songwriter Noah Kahan has exploded from his New England roots into the global mainstream and has been touted as one of this year’s biggest and best new artists. At the core of his music are vulnerable lyrics and an unfiltered yet relatable honesty, as the critically acclaimed artist pens songs straight from the heart and cracks jokes with his signature, self-deprecating sense of humor. Across his three albums and an EP, Kahan has garnered global renown for his singular mix of Folk, Americana, and Rock, landing more than four billion streams, a Platinum Certification for his hit single “Stick Season,” and collaborations with the likes of Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, Gracie Abrams, Lizzy McAlpine, Zach Bryan, Joy Oladokun, and more. His widely adored, Platinum-Certified album, Stick Season, is inspired by his New England roots and earliest musical inspirations—from Paul Simon to Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)—conveying a vivid representation of what he loves, fears, and struggles with most passionately. Noah embarked on his sold-out “Stick Season Tour” across North America since the album’s release last year, selling over half-a-million tickets and performing in the biggest venues of his career, with stadium and arena dates already sold-out for his 2024 world tour. In June, he released an extended version of Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever), which has gone on to surpass sales of the original and shows no signs of slowing down. His latest single, “Dial Drunk,” has already amassed millions of streams, a Platinum Certification, and a slew of critical acclaim, cementing Noah Kahan as one of the most successful breakout artists of the year.


Out of the gate, Sam Fender won the BRITs Critics’ Choice award at the tail end of 2018 and released his debut album Hypersonic Missiles the next year, followed by his sophomore effort, 2021’s near peerless Seventeen Going Under. From North Shields, England, Fender is a smart, street-wise British songwriter with a penchant for euphoric, hard-hitting guitar anthems. He has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he played the single “Will We Talk” (watch HERE) and before that made his late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In addition, Fender has been featured on CBS This Morning - Saturday where he spoke with CBS anchor Anthony Mason about his sudden rise in notoriety. He has sold out shows across the U.S. and has performed at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. Having headlined a slew of British festivals in 2022 and 2023, and after reaping a clutch of awards in the UK (including BRITs, NMEs, Ivor Novellos, and a first Mercury Prize nomination), last summer saw Fender sell over 110,000 tickets for two celebratory hometown stadium shows in his beloved Newcastle. Almost inadvertently, Sam Fender has become one of Britain’s most celebrated and successful musicians of a generation.

January 19, 2024 2:49pm ET by Pressparty  

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