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The Vamps (UK) announces Special Guest for Upcoming ‘Greatest Hits Tour’

Having already sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, The Vamps along with Frontier Touring are excited to announce Sam Nelson as special guest on The Vamps’ upcoming Greatest Hits Tour.

Nelson, who is the frontman and lead vocalist for American pop rock band X Ambassadors, will join the tour in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this February to help celebrate 10 years of The Vamps and the hits that make them so beloved across the UK and Australia.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be heading out on the road with these kind, generous, and talented dudes. The Vamps have been a band for about as long as X Ambassadors have been a band, so I feel a special kinship with them already and I can’t wait to bond with all of their fans as well. Plus, this will be my first time playing solo, just me and an acoustic guitar. I’ll be playing a mix of X Ambassadors stuff as well as debuting some stuff from my upcoming solo project, which I’m very excited about.” Sam Nelson

Final tickets to the Brisbane show are on sale now via frontiertouring.com/thevamps

X Ambassadors have released three studio records, VHS (2015), Orion (2019) and most recently, The Beautiful Liar (2021), with their most notable singles being ‘Jungle’, ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’. Their most recent LP blends genres like punk (‘Conversations With My Friends’), musical theatre (‘Theater of War’), pop-rock (‘My Own Monster’), and more. In an Instagram post about The Beautiful Liar, Nelson described it as “an album that felt as unhinged as [he] did, and as the whole world felt around [him].” 

Sam is also an actor, composer, producer and lyricist, having composed music and written songs for the likes of Rihanna, Lizzo, SZA and Imagine Dragons, and created music for international blockbusters Suicide Squad, Sonic the Hedgehog, Hellboy and Transformers: The Last Knight.

In 2019 he wrote and produced three standout hits (‘Cuz I Love You’, ‘Jerome’ and ‘Heaven Help Me’) from Lizzo’s major label debut studio album Cuz I Love You and co-wrote seven of the 14 tracks (‘Kingdom of One [performed by Maren Morris]’, ‘Power Is Power [performed by SZA, The Weekend and Travis Scott]’, ‘Hollow Crown [performed by Ellie Goulding]’, ‘Baptize Me [performed by X Ambassadors feat. Jacob Banks]’, ‘From the Grave [performed by James Arthur]’, ‘Love Can Kill [performed by Lennon Stella]’ and ‘Wolf at Your Door [performed by Chloe x Halle]’) on the all-star compilation album For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game Of Thrones).

Sam Nelson will be hitting the road for the first time as a solo performer, playing songs from X Ambassadors, and sharing new music from his forthcoming solo project. 

The Vamps have generated over 6.5 billion streams worldwide (43 million streams in Australia) and have surpassed two billion views on the band’s official YouTube channel alone. They have released five studio albums, two UK #1’s 2017’s Night & Day (Night Edition) and their latest album (2020) Cherry Blossom and two UK #2’s 2014’s Meet the Vamps and 2018’s Night & Day (Day Edition).

Having toured Australia in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the 2023 tour marks the band’s fourth run of Oz shows and couldn’t be more fitting that they return with special guest Sam Nelson to celebrate their 10-year anniversary!


​Presented by Frontier Touring

​Via: frontiertouring.com/thevamps

Wednesday 1 February
​The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD

​Licensed All Ages

Friday 3 November
​Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW

​Licensed All Ages

Saturday 4 February
​Forum | Melbourne, VIC


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