Sam Smith wins Brits 2014 Critics’ Choice award, announces dates (Webster Hall included)
by Andrew Sacher
Sam Smith w/ Disclosure at Central Park in August (more by Robert Altman)
Sam Smith has had a pretty steady rise, first catching ears towards the end of 2012 with his guest lead vocals on the Disclosure single "Latch," and then focusing on a solo career that included an EP and had him in NYC for a sold-out Mercury Lounge show in August. He was then longlisted for the BBC 'Sound of 2014', showed no signs of slowing down musically with his excellent new "Money On My Mind" single, and just won the Brits 2014 Critics' Choice award which has gone to Adele and Florence & the Machine in previous years.
He's also got some dates announced for 2014, including
only one North American show at the moment, which happens at the significantly larger (than Mercury Lounge) Webster Hall on March 24. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday, 12/18 at noon. All currently known dates are listed below.
UPDATE: Sam announced a full North American tour, and all dates are listed below. He also announced that his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, will be out on May 26 via Capitol Records.
Disclosure has a lot going on too. Earlier today, we posted about their new video, remix LP, and NYC DJ dates happening during their sold-out Terminal 5 run.
All Sam Smith dates are listed, along with a stream of his recent single, below...
Sam Smith - "Money On My Mind"
Sam Smith -- 2014 North American Tour Dates
03/18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft at Center Stage
03/20 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
03/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
03/24 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/25 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03/26 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
03/28 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
03/29 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
04/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
05/30 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
Sam Smith -- 2014 International Tour Dates
Jan 15 EuroSonic Groningen, Netherlands
Jan 16 EuroSonic Groningen, Netherlands
Feb 23 Old Market Hove, United Kingdom
Feb 24 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Feb 27 Ritz Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 28 Institute Library Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 01 Liquid Room Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 04 POINT EPHEMERE Paris, France
Mar 05 People's Place Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 06 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Mar 07 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
Apr 30 The Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
May 30 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom