On the heels of a successful fall 2014 venture, a new Sam Smith tour will be arriving in North America in early 2015. The talented British vocalist announced on Oct. 16 that he will return stateside beginning in January to make another circuit of North American venues, this time including a handful of arenas in his mix.
The venture will begin on Jan. 9, when Sam Smith returns to Atlanta for a concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The original tour announcement includes just 16 concerts across the U.S. and Canada, and although a few markets will be repeat visits for Smith, he will also stop in a number of new cities along the way. Among those first-time stops will be Philadelphia (Jan. 13), Detroit (Jan. 22), and San Francisco (Jan. 30). Near the beginning of the trek, Smith will also make his headlining debut at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 15.
Sam Smith’s debut album, In the Lonely Hour, dropped in May and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, though it shot to No. 1 in his native U.K. The release has also launched a handful of hit songs, including “Stay With Me” and the more recent top 40 track, “I’m Not the Only One.” Watch this larger-than-life vocalist make his Tonight Show debut with the song in the video below.
Though the fall 2014 Sam Smith tour has already ended, the singer will return to the U.S. for a handful of performances this winter as part of the Jingle Ball lineup in Los Angeles (Dec. 5), Philadelphia (Dec. 10), and New York (Dec. 12). In L.A. and New York, Smith will appear alongside Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, and more, while Philadelphia will feature Grande, Iggy Azalea, One Republic, and others.
Though the Sam Smith set list for Jingle Ball will likely be a shorter collection of his hits, fans at his fall show were able to hear a detailed collection of his original songs, as well as a performance of Disclosure’s “Latch,” for which he provided original vocals. He also wove his minimalist, soulful cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” into the list for many of the performances.