Sam Smith 2018 Concert Tour
Sam Smith hits the road in 2018 with a concert tour to promote his latest album – “The Thrill of It All” – released on November 3rd, 2017.
“The Thrill of It All” album features 10 tracks, including collaborations with producers like Stargate, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Malay and Jimmy Napes, who co-wrote “Stay With Me”.
“Too Good at Goodbyes” was released as the album’s lead single on September 8th 2017. The song made it to top five on “Billboard Hot 100”.
The closing track of the album is “Pray”, a song produced by Timbaland which talks about hanging on to hope in hard times. The song is based on Smith’s experience in Iraq, with the charity organization “War Child”.
In North America, the tour will kick off on June 18th with a performance at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and will end on September 13th with a show at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
The North America tour will include locations like Detroit, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Nashville, Miami, Dallas or Los Angeles.
See the full list of tour dates and venues at the end of this article.
Fans who buy tickets online are offered a free copy of the album “The Thrill of It All”. The price of the tickets includes a booking fee and a venue facility fee. This fee covers extensive measures that will be taken to provide increased safety to public attending the concert. The tickets are available to general sale since October 17th 2017, so you can get your ticket at StubHub or Seatgeek.
Smith’s tour will include also UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand with stops in various locations such as Manchester, London, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Melbourne, Sydney or Auckland.
Born Samuel Frederick Smith on May 19th, 1992 in London, England, he got his major breakthrough after appearing on Naughty Boy’s 2013 hit “La la la”. Seen as one of the UK’s most promising singers, he released his debut EP “Nirvana” the same year. He also began appearing in shows across the country, performing in many festivals.
His debut studio album, “In the lonely hour”, released in 2014, brought him success also in the US, where it went straight to #1. The third single of this album, “Stay with me”, reached number 2 on US charts.
2014 was also the year in which Sam Smith won 4 Grammy awards: “Record of the year” and Song of the year” for “Stay with me”, “Best new artist” and “Best pop vocal album” for “In the lonely hour”. He performed live during the ceremony, singing “Stay with me” alongside Mary J. Blige.
Smith won the BBC “Sound of 2014” poll and the “BRIT Awards Critic’s Choice” the same year.
The British singer is a fervent supporter of social causes and charity.
In 2014 he donated a “meet-and-greet” experience to Grammy for raising money needed for Grammy Museum.
He also released a version of his song “Lay me down” teaming up with John Legend, which was used as theme song for an organization that helps people affected by social injustice and poverty in England and Africa. All revenue generated by this song’s version has been allocated to the same cause.
For his “The Thrill of It All” 2018 concert tour, Sam Smith and a partner organization direct £1.20 (around 1.69 USD) from each ticket sold to an organization that protects the rights of children caught up in war.
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See the full list of tour dates and venues below.
June 18 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
June 19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 22 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
June 23 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
June 26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
June 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
June 29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 3 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
July 7 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 10 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
July 11 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
July 13 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 14 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
July 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
July 18 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 21 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
August 14 – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
August 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 21 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
August 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 28 & 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
August 31 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
September 1 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
September 4 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
September 5 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
September 7 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
September 8 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
September 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
September 12 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
September 13 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome