Sam Smith Plots Arena Tour of Australia, New Zealand

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Sam Smith poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on Dec. 1, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand later this year for a five-date arena tour.

Just hours out from his sold-out performance at the Sydney Opera House, the English singer and concert promoter Frontier Touring announced a set of concerts this November in support of Smith's sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All.

The Australasian leg of his The Thrill Of It All World Tour will start Nov. 2 at Auckland’s Spark Arena, then roll into Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and wrap up Nov. 20 at Perth Arena. The general ticket onsale starts next Monday (Jan. 22), with pre-sales starting from this Wednesday (Jan. 17).

“So happy and excited to announce a tour in one of my favourite countries,” Smith tweeted Monday.

Smith’s tour will be his first in Australia and New Zealand since his eventful trek in April 2015, which was cut short when the singer was sidelined with a vocal cord hemorrhage which required surgery and rest.

The Brit fully recovered and last November released The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at the top of the charts in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand and at No. 2 on the ARIA Album Chart, and has already earned more than 2.1 million album sales worldwide, according to reps.

Smith’s 2018 touring schedule is fully loaded with U.K. and Europe dates running from late March into mid-May, and shows booked across the Americas from mid-June through mid-September.

The award-winning singer will kick-start his year with an intimate set Tuesday night at the iconic Sydney Opera House. 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First day back at work tomorrow after the Christmas holiday. Can&#39;t wait to sing for you all at the opera house ❤️ x S</p>&mdash; Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) <a href="https://twitter.com/samsmithworld/status/952482088183312385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 14, 2018</a></blockquote>
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