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Sam Smith came out about his sexuality after “Leave Your Lover” video, announced a full North American tour (dates)

Sam Smith

UK pop singer Sam Smith already has a few US dates announced including Bonnaroo and a sold-out NYC show at The Apollo (6/17) soon after, but he’s since scheduled a full North American tour to go down later in the year. That tour brings him back to NYC for a show on September 19 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/30) at 10 AM. Updated dates are listed below.

In other news, you may have noticed that Sam put out his video for “Leave Your Lover” this week which featured the “twist ending” that led to speculation about his sexuality. He’s since revealed in an interview with The FADER:

In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before.

…I just wanted to talk about him and have it out there. It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know–I want to be clear that that’s what it’s about. I’ve been treated as normal as anyone in my life; I’ve had no issues. I do know that some people have issues in life, but I haven’t, and it’s as normal as my right arm. I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn’t ask a straight person these questions. I’ve tried to be clever with this album, because it’s also important to me that my music reaches everybody. I’ve made my music so that it could be about anything and everybody– whether it’s a guy, a female or a goat–and everybody can relate to that. I’m not in this industry to talk about my personal life unless it’s in a musical form.

Goat lovers, rejoice.

You can watch that video, with the list of tour dates, below…

Sam Smith – “Leave Your Lover” Official Video

Sam Smith — 2014 Tour Dates
May 30 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
Jun 07 Wollaton Park Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jun 08 Parklife Festival Manchester, United Kingdom
Jun 12 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
Jun 17 Apollo Theater New York, NY
Jul 11 Optimus Alive Festival Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 18 Somerset House London, United Kingdom
Jul 19 Marlay Park Dublin, Ireland
Aug 07 Cornbury Park Charlbury, United Kingdom
Aug 16 V Festival Londonderry, United Kingdom
Sep 04 Robin Hill Country Park Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
Sep 12 Stadthalle Göttingen Gottingen, Germany
Sep 15 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Sep 16 Echostage Washington, DC
Sep 19 Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
Sep 21 Kool Haus Toronto, Canada
Sep 22 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Sep 24 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Sep 25 Paramount Theatre Seattle Seattle, WA
Sep 26 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Sep 28 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Sep 30 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 04 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
Oct 06 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Oct 07 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Oct 09 House Of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Oct 23 O2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 24 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 25 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 27 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 29 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 30 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 03 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nov 04 Colston Hall Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Nov 07 Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Nov 16 Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
Nov 17 Docks Hamburg, Germany
Nov 18 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, Germany
Nov 20 Bataclan Paris, France
Nov 28 TivoliVredenburg, Ronda Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 29 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium

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