Sam Smith’s Arena Adventure

There’s a first time for everything – your first kiss, your first car, your first job.  For Sam Smith, his first U.S. arena and theatre tour begins Jan. 9 in Atlanta.

Photo: Dan Dennison
Bestival, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, UK

Smith certainly has moved up in room size.  Just last month he was playing venues such as Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre which sports a capacity just shy of 6,000.  When Smith returns to Southern California he’ll headline the recently upgraded Forum in Inglewood that lists an official cap of 17.500.  Other venues on Smith’s 2015 journey include New York’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and Boston’s Agganis Arena.

Smith’s rush to the top has been fueled in part by his debut album, In The Lonely, that has sold like crazy since its release earlier this year, what with singles such as “Lay Me Down,” “Stay With Me” and the recently issued “I’m Not The Only One.”

“It’s been my dream to play some of these venues,” Smith said.  “I’m so appreciative of how American audiences have embraced my music.  I’m thrilled to come back to the U.S. again.  This is starting to feel like home!”

Nominated for two American Music Awards – new artist of the year and favorite male artist pop/rock – here’s Smith’s first U.S. arena/theatre tour:

Jan. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
Jan. 10 – Nashville, Tenn., Grand Ole Opry House
Jan. 12 – Fairfax, Va., Patriot Center
Jan. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Liacouras Center
Jan. 15 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Jan. 17 – Boston, Mass., Agganis Arena
Jan. 19 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Jan. 20 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Jan. 22 – Detroit, Mich., Masonic Temple Theatre
Jan. 23 – Chicago, Ill., UIC Pavilion
Jan. 24 – Saint Paul, Minn., The Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Jan. 26 – Broomfield, Colo., 1stBank Center
Jan. 30 – Inglewood, Calif., Forum
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, Calif., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Feb. 2 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Feb. 4 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena 

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