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SAM SMITH MAKES HIS DEBUT APPEARANCE ON JULY 11, 2018
[October 6, 2017] – Today, Sam Smith announced his North American dates for The Thrill Of It All Tour. The arena tour kicks off on June 18, 2018 in Toronto, ON. Smith makes his debut performance at Orlando’s Amway Center on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Smith’s sophomore album, “The Thrill Of It All,” will be released worldwide on November 3 via Capitol Records. He recently gave fans a taste of his new album during a series of intimate shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. “The Thrill Of It All” finds Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator, Jimmy Napes, plus Timbaland, Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate. He also collaborated with the unsigned artist, YEBBA, on the song, “No Peace.”
“Too Good At Goodbyes,” the album’s first single, is a global smash, hitting number one on the U.K. and Global Spotify charts and topping the U.K. and U.S. iTunes charts. It has captured the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 for three consecutive weeks, marking Smith’s sixth number one single there. In the U.S., “Too Good At Goodbyes,” debuted at number one on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart. Worldwide Spotify streams of the single already exceed 100 million. Views of the official video, which can be seen here, are nearing 60 million.
Rolling Stone hailed, “Too Good At Goodbyes,” as “poignant” and TIME observed, “Cue the swelling violins, gospel chorus and Smith’s inevitable return to dominance.” Vulture said, “Crooning with his trademark soul, Smith packs an emotional punch with his lyrics…It’s been a long wait…but if the rest of his upcoming album is as moving as this new song, it has certainly been worth it.”
Released in June 2014, Smith’s, “In The Lonely Hour,” was the biggest selling U.K. male debut in the SoundScan era and went on to sell 13 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a Grammy® record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. He was named Best New Artist, “In The Lonely Hour” took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single, “Stay With Me,” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith has also earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.
TICKETS: $36.50, $56.50, $86.50 & $121.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Amway Center Box Office, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.