Jake Bugg is looking forward to touring in 2022 (Picture: Instagram)
Jake Bugg believes the Government’s planned Covid vaccine passports for large venues are a ‘necessity’ for concerts returning safely.
The All I Need singer is set to embark on a UK & Ireland tour in 2022 to celebrate the release of his new album, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, which is out on Friday.
It’ll be a long time coming for many of Jake’s fans who haven’t been able to see him perform since before the pandemic, save for a handful of outdoor shows this summer.
However, it’s likely those planning on attending his tour will have to be double vaccinated after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement last month.
The PM confirmed that by the end of September, only those double jabbed will be able to go to nightclubs and other venues with large crowds, such as concert arenas.
Sharing his thoughts on the measures, Jake told Metro.co.uk: ‘Unfortunately it’s the world that we’re living in at the moment and it seems it’s going to have to be a necessity more and more each day.
‘It’s a tough one.
‘Anything that kind of stops people from seeing any form of art or anything that can bring some kind of happiness to someone, I don’t think could be a good thing but at the same time, I think most people have been vaccinated as well so if more people get vaccinated, I think it’ll become less of a problem I imagine.’
Jake, 27, has enjoyed a phenomenal year so far with his anthemic track, All I Need, becoming a regular on the airwaves and even providing the soundtrack to a NOW TV advert.
The musician said of the track’s success: ‘I was very surprised and very happy by how well it did and I think it’s probably my most successful song for a few years now, so it’s nice after all that time to have a song that’s connecting and that people seem to enjoy.’
He added of his loyal fans: ‘Without them, there wouldn’t be a me.
‘It’s amazing to have that and we was lucky enough to play a festival a few weeks ago and to see the fans singing the songs live, it was a special feeling.’
The title of Jake’s new album, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, might sound like a great night out and then a hangover, but it was actually inspired by the novel by Albert Finney and the singer’s own humble beginnings in Nottingham.
‘I thought the title was very apt because I don’t live in my hometown anymore and from all the experiences I’ve had and places I’ve gone and people I’ve met, I just really wanted something to remind me of my hometown in this album because it’s a big part of who I am,’ he explained.
Jake enjoyed success early with his self-titled debut album reaching number one on the UK charts in 2012. However, he admitted the fame and fortune left him feeling a little disconnected from his hometown as the years went on.
‘I started touring from the age of 17 so I left pretty early,’ he said.
‘Obviously, there’s a lot of growing up you do at that age so it was strange for a while being so far away from family and friends and from the place you grew up for so long. But at the same time, it’s made me more appreciative of my hometown and I’m thankful to be from there.’
Recording the album during a pandemic was admittedly ‘strange’ for Jake, but he’s in a positive place and ready to share it with the world.
He explained: ‘I don’t like to have too much time to reflect, to be honest. If anything, I think it’s been good for me.
‘It’s made us more grateful and more appreciative of what we do. I never thought I’d be able to say I can’t wait to get back on the road but that’s where I’m at now.’
Jake Bugg’s fifth album, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, is out on Friday.
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