Brit Soul Singer Sam Smith’s Debut Album ‘In the Lonely Hour’

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Sam Smith

With the release of In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has made Billboard chart history. The rising crooner moved 166,000 copies of his debut solo album, the best-selling week of any UK male singer in Soundscan’s 23-year history of tracking.

In another impressive achievement, Smith’s latest single “Stay With Me” recently passed sales of one million copies.

Already from the album we’ve been privy to “Money On My Mind” and “Stay With Me”, and today, Smith’s unveiled the album’s third single, “Leave Your Lover”, along with its corresponding music video.

The lonely, mournful ballad soundtracks a tale of unrequited love, only there’s a really great and powerful curveball at the end. Co-starring UK model Daisy Lowe, the video was premiered on UK style mag Love. Watch it  below.

The Lonely Hour is is out via Capitol. Watch its powerful video for his latest single, “Leave Your Lover”.

 

 

Smith will look to further introduce himself to mainstream America when he embarks on his biggest tour to date later this year. See the full tour schedule below.

Sam Smith 2014 Tour Dates:
05/30 – London, UK @ London Roundhouse
06/07 – Nottingham, UK @ Wooalton Park
06/08 – Manchester, UK @ The Parklife Weekender
06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/26 – Norrkoping, SE @ Bravalla Flygfalt
07/04 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/13 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/18 – London, UK @ Somerset House
07/19 – Marlay Park, UK @ Longitude Festival
07/27 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/08 – Haldren, DE @ Haldren Pop Festival
08/10 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival
08/15 – Biddinhuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/16 – Stafford, UK @ V Festival
08/17 – Chelmsford, UK @ V Festival
09/04 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/16 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
09/19 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
09/21 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
09/22 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
09/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/04 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/07 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/23 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC Academy
10/24 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
10/25 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
10/27 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
10/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
10/29 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/30 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
11/03 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
11/04 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
11/06 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
11/07 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

 

Stage Collapses Before Radiohead Show in Toronto


Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs during Coachella in Indio, California.

One person dead, three injured

By Rolling Stone
June 16, 2012 4:42 PM ET

The stage at Downsview Park in Toronto collapsed this afternoon just hours before Radiohead were scheduled to play to a sold-out crowd, CBC News reports.

The band was not onstage at the time, but one person was killed and three others were injured in the collapse. The concert, whose gates were scheduled to open at 5 p.m., has been cancelled.

Toronto fire captain Mike Strapko told CNN that a “scaffolding-type structure collapsed” some 40 to 60 feet above the main stage area as the victims were setting up for the concert around 4 p.m. There were no strong winds or other dangerous weather conditions at the time.

A statement on Radiohead’s website says that tickets will be refunded, and advises fans not to make their way to the venue.

The accident comes after a number of recent stage collapses at high profile shows raised concerns about safety at concerts. Seven people were killed at the Indiana State Fair last August when high winds knocked down scaffolding and speakers, and just last Saturday, the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was shut down by windstorms, forcing the cancellation of some headlining sets.