(US) Capitol Records recording artist Sam Smith will return to North America this summer for his second arena/theatre tour of 2015. The month-long run will kick off on July 18 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC and will include concerts at Miami’s American Airlines Arena (July 20) and Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (August 4).
His hugely successful winter tour included sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles. In a live review, The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted, “His sound is startling… When he sings a melisma, the pitches are as clearly delineated as keys on a piano.” Billboard praised the sold-out opening night show in Atlanta as “nothing short of triumphant” and the Toronto Sun reported that while Smith charmed audience at the sold-out Air Canada Centre with his soul-baring, between-songs stories, he “mostly let his beautiful voice do the talking.”
Smith’s four GRAMMY wins set a record, marking the most awards ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. In The Lonely Hour, which has sold more than five million units worldwide, received the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. It reclaimed the No. 1 position on the U.K. album chart in the week following the awards and is currently in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. Smith’s No. 1 single “Stay With Me,” which is RIAA-certified 4x multi-Platinum, has won awards for both Record and Song of the Year and Smith was named Best New Artist.
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The official video for his new single, “Lay Me Down,” has surpassed 15 million views since it premiered earlier this month. Rolling Stone, which profiled Smith in a recent cover story, was on set when the video was shot and spoke with him about the message he and director Ryan Hope hoped to convey in this feature.
After winning the BRITs Critics’ Choice award in 2014, Smith leads this year’s competition with five BRIT nominations. He will be performing at the awards ceremony at The O2 in London this Wednesday, February 25. In 2014, he won Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock honors at the American Music Awards, the VH1 You Oughta Know Artist Of The Year award, four MOBOs, a Q Award and the BBC Sound of 2014 prize.
SAM SMITH – SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, February 23 at 10 AM local time through Thursday, February 26 at 10 PM. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 27 at 10 AM local time.
7/17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
7/20 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
7/21 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
7/23 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
7/24 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/26 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
7/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center/Cleveland State University
7/29 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
7/30 – St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
8/4 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/5 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
8/7 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/8 – Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
8/11- San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
8/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
8/14 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
8/15 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
8/17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
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