Dreamy British crooner Sam Smith has a new album out (The Thrill Of It All) out November 3rd and a huge tour for 2018 that includes a stop in Seattle in August.
What more could you want?
Oh, yeah…he’s out and proud.
Gay popstars….increasingly the norm.
Now, if more Hollywood types would figure out that being out and gay isn’t career suicide….
(Lookin’ at chu, __________. And, ___________. And….a couple dozen others.
THE THRILL OF IT ALL,SAM SMITH’S NEW ALBUM, OUT NOVEMBER 3rd ON CAPITOL RECORDSSmith Announces 2018 North American Arena TourTicket Pre-Sale For Fans Begins October 11thTickets Go On Sale To General Public October 12thSam Smith‘s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, will be released worldwide on November 3rd via Capitol Records. The pre-order is underway now at http://samsmith.world/TTOIAUS. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive the new track “Pray” plus the first single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.” See below for full track listing.Today, Smith announced the North American dates for The Thrill Of It All tour. The arena run will kick off on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (August 28 & 29). See below for itinerary. An exclusive 24-hour ticket pre-sale for fans will begin on Wednesday, October 11, at 10:00 AM local time at http://samsmithworld.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 AM local time. Each ticket purchased online for any of the U.S. dates on The Thrill Of It All tour will include a copy of Smith’s new album. Visit http://samsmithworld.com for additional details.Smith will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on October 7. 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 collaborates with the unsigned artist YEBBA on the song “No Peace.”“Too Good At Goodbyes,” the album’s first single, is a global smash, hitting No. 1 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 No. 1 single there. In the U.S., “Too Good At Goodbyes,” debuted at No. 1 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.The Thrill Of It All – Standard Track Listing1. Too Good At Goodbyes
2. Say It First
3. One Last Song
4. Midnight Train
7. Baby, You Make Me Crazy
8. No Peace (feat. YEBBA)
10. PrayU.S. Deluxe Edition also includes:11. Nothing Left For You
12. The Thrill Of It All
14. One Day At A TimeThe Thrill Of It All Tour – 2018 North American Dates6/18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre6/19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre6/22 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena6/23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena6/26 Boston, MA TD Garden6/27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center6/29 New York, NY Madison Square Garden7/3 Washington, DC Capital One Arena7/4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center7/6 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center7/7 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena7/10 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center7/11 Orlando, FL Amway Center7/13 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena7/14 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena7/17 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center7/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center7/20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center7/21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center7/25 Monterrey, MEX Arena Monterrey7/27 Mexico City, MEX Palacio de los Deportes8/14 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center8/15 Chicago, IL United Center8/17 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena8/18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center8/21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center8/22 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena8/24 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center8/28 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center8/29 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center8/31 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena9/1 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center9/4 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena9/5 San Jose, CA SAP Center9/7 Portland, OR Moda Center9/8 Seattle, WA KeyArena9/10 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena9/12 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place9/13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome# # #