Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New round of U.S. tour dates for Sam Smith

Sam Smith will return to the U.S. again for his first arena and theatre tour starting Jan. 9, 2015, and hit venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 15 and The Forum in Los Angeles on Jan. 30.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Oct. 24 at 10am EST. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public now through Oct. 23 at 10 pm EST.

It was only a year ago Smith played his first show in the U.S. – at the Mercury Lounge in New York City.

In that short time, his incredible ascent will see him take the stages of the some of the most prestigious high capacity venues in the country.

“It’s been my dream to play some of these venues,” said Smith. “I’m so appreciative of how American audiences have embraced my music. I’m thrilled to come back to the U.S. again. This is starting to feel like home!”

Smith’s fast-paced trajectory is attributed to his undeniable, and immense talent. His album In The Lonely Hour debuted at No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., and remained in the Top 10 for 13 weeks.

That album claimed the record for the highest first week sales for a UK male artist in the soundscan era and currently has surpassed sales of 2.8 million adjusted units worldwide. Most recently, the album climbed back up to No. 1 in the UK once again, while it has remained in the Top 5 since release, 20 weeks ago. Additionally, In The Lonely Hour reentered the Top 10 in the U.S. this week.

While “Stay With Me” has become a mainstay at mainstream radio, Smith’s current single “I’m Not The Only One” is on the same path. The moving accompanying video features Dianna Agron (Glee) and Chris Messina (The Mindy Show), playing out a heartrending tale of betrayal amongst a married couple, following the songs’ candid lyrical content.

Most recently, Smith was nominated for two American Music Awards in the categories of New Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock.


January 9 Atlanta, Ga. Fox Theatre
January 10 Nashville, Tenn. Grand Ole Opry House
January 12 Fairfax, Va. Patriot Center
January 13 Philadelphia, Pa. The Liacouras Center
January 15 New York, N.Y. Madison Square Garden
January 17 Boston, Mass. Agganis Arena
January 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
January 20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
January 22 Detroit, Mich. Masonic Temple Theatre
January 23 Chicago, Ill. UIC Pavilion
January 24 St. Paul, Minn. Roy Wilkins Auditorium
January 26 Broomfield, Colo. 1st Bank Center
January 30 Los Angeles, Calif. The Forum
January 31 San Francisco, Calif. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
February 2 Seattle, Wash. Key Arena
February 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

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