(UK) Today Sam Smith announced his ‘In The Lonely Hour Tour 2015’. The tour will see him bring his critically acclaimed live show to the UK with a string of dates concluding with two special shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in March of next year. The announcement arrives after Sam’s incredible performance at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles and follows the exceptional success of his forthcoming autumn tour which is completely sold out.
Sam Smith’s stunning debut album, “In The Lonely Hour”, has gone platinum in the UK selling over 1.9 million copies worldwide. Today it is officially #1 on the UK charts for the second time, 15 weeks after its debut. This comes after the news of Sam making U.S. pop music history after selling more copies in its first week of release – 166,000 – than any other debut album by a UK male artist in the 23-year history of Soundscan, outselling Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. The Capitol Records album hasn’t dipped out of the Top 10 in the UK or U.S. since its release in July of this year.
After the release of the global hit single ‘Stay With Me’, which peaked at #1 and #2 in the UK and US charts respectively, the pop ballad is still making waves around the world with over 4.5 Million copies sold to date – surpassing sales of one million copies in the US in its first week.
Sam’s record-setting album and single sales have spearheaded him into popular culture worldwide. His live shows have escalated to another level with sold out tours in both the UK and North America this coming autumn – including shows at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, the Riviera Theater in Chicago and two London dates at Eventim Apollo amongst many other dates around the UK.
SAM SMITH 2015 UK TOUR DATES
Monday 16th March – Glasgow O2 Academy
Tuesday 17th March – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 19th March – Manchester O2 Apollo
Friday 20th March – Manchester O2 Apollo
Sunday 22nd March – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Monday 23rd March – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Wednesday 25th March – London O2 Academy Brixton
Thursday 26th March – London O2 Academy Brixton