Great news music fans… Soul Singer Sam Smith announced today that his ‘Thrill of it All’ Tour’ will be coming to South Africa in April 2019. He will be playing two shows in Johannesburg and two shows in Cape Town.
Sam Smith first hit the charts as the featured singer on the 2012 Disclosure song “Latch”, and he released his first single, “Lay Me Down”, soon after. His next hit was on a featured role by Naughty Boy’s Bollywood-inspired “La La La.” The song became an instant No.1 single in the UK in 2013. He then released his first EP, Nirvana.
From 2014 Sam Smith’s career started to take off…
In 2014, he released In The Lonely Hour, his debut full length album. To date it has sold more than 13 million copies. The album included his smash hit, “Stay With Me”. He was nominated for six Grammy Award. He won 4 – including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
At the 2015 Brit Awards, he won the awards for British Breakthrough Act and Global Success. At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, he received the Top Male Artist, Top New Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist awards.
His musical achievements have also led him to be mentioned twice in the Guinness World Records. His song “Writing’s on the Wall” (for the film Spectre) won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
More about Sam Smith’s 2017 album Thrill of it All
The Thrill of It All was released in November 2017. The album has already sold 4 million copies. He worked alongside his close friend Jimmy Napes as well as Timbaland, Malay, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd and Stargate. He also collaborated with unsigned artist, YEBBA for their breath-taking track ‘No Peace’.
“Too Good At Goodbyes”, the first single off the new album, saw global success hitting #1 in the UK and Global Spotify Charts, #1 in the UK and US iTunes charts and entering the official UK charts at #1 making it Sam’s sixth UK number one single. ‘One Last Song’ – a track Sam wrote as a final wave goodbye to the person that inspired his breakout debut record ‘In the Lonely Hour.’
Sam Smith South African Tour Details:
- 13 and 14 April 2019 – Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg – Tickets are priced from R575.
- 16 and 17 April 2018 – Grand West Arena, Cape Town – Tickets are priced from R575.
Tickets will go on sale at 9 AM on the 30th of August 2018 on the Big Concerts website.
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