DEBUT ALBUM ‘IN THE LONELY HOUR’ IS OFFICIALLY #1 IN THE UK FOR SECOND TIME
& BECOMES FASTEST SELLING DEBUT OF THE YEAR IN THE UK & U.S.
1.9 MILLION SALES OF ‘IN THE LONELY HOUR’ WORLDWIDE
4.5 MILLION SALES OF ‘STAY WITH ME’
AUTUMN 2014 US AND UK TOURS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT
Today Sam Smith announces his ‘In The Lonely Hour Tour 2015’ which sees him bring his critically acclaimed live show to the UK in the new year with a string of dates concluding on two special shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in March. The tour announcement arrives after Sam’s incredible performance at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles and the new live dates follow 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 and today is officially #1 in the UK charts for the second time, 15 weeks after its debut. This follows 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 Recordsalbum 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.
Critics have lauded Sam and his music with huge accolades coming from TIME Magazine, The Fader and The New York Times as well as on this side of the pond The Observer, i-D and Sunday Times Culture naming him ‘the voice of 2014’.
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 atThe 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
Tickets are on sale NOW - http://gigst.rs/SS15
For more information: www.samsmithworld.com