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11 January 2023

Sam Ryder Names Iron Maiden LP His Favourite Of All Time

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Sam Ryder has named Iron Maiden‘s Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son the greatest album of all time in an interview with Classic Rock.

Order Sam Ryder’s There’s Nothing But Space, Man! here

The Space Man hit maker explained, “Maybe in year eight, we were on a school trip to a nunnery, and in the bus for some reason, maybe it was some kind of divine ‘sign’, there was a CD on the floor. So I picked it up and I saw the coolest artwork ever – it was Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. I put it in my Walkman but nothing would play because it was so beaten up, apart from one song, The Evil That Men Do. I was blown away; the melody, the galloping, the power, the passion… I was an Iron Maiden convert from that day.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Ryder named S Club 7’s hit single Reach as his guilty pleasure, revealing, “I was listening to S Club 7 the other day. I remember singing Reach in the school assembly once as well. So I guess you could say they are my guilty pleasure. But not really that guilty – the song’s wicked!”

Next year, Ryder will head out on his first major tour since finding fame at last year’s Eurovision, tour dates below:

SAM RYDER – THERE’S NOTHING BUT SPACE, MAN TOUR 2023

Fri 17 Mar 2023, Belfast Ulster Hall
Sat 18 Mar 2023, Dublin, 3Olympia
Tue 21 Mar 2023, Manchester Academy
Wed 22 Mar 2023, Glasgow O2 Academy
Thu 23 Mar 2023, Newcastle O2 City Hall
Sat 25 Mar 2023, Liverpool O2 Academy
Sun 26 Mar 2023, Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 28 Mar 2023, Birmingham O2 Academy
Wed 29 Mar 2023, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 30 Mar 2023, London Eventim Apollo
Sat 1 Apr 2023, Cardiff The Great Hall
Sun 2 Apr 2023, Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 4 Apr 2023, Bournemouth O2 Academy
Wed 5 Apr 2023, Brighton Dome

Order Sam Ryder’s There’s Nothing But Space, Man! here

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