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”.
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“Too Good at Goodbyes” was released as the album’s lead single on September 8th, 2017. The song made it to the 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.
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 the 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 the 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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