Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith is coming to Asia with Gloria the Tour arriving this October. Smith will be performing in Manila on 21 October 2023 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Smith will kick off the tour in Bangkok on October 3, followed by Manila and Singapore. Tickets will open to the public on Thursday, 1 June 2023, from 12pm onwards via SM Tickets.
UnionBank cardholders may buy Sam Smith tickets on SM Tickets online ahead of the rest through this unique link (smtickets.com/SaltOfTheSoul) on Tuesday, May 30 and check out using the first six digits of their UnionBank Card as their promo code. Live Nation PH members can secure tickets during the exclusive Live Nation pre-sale on Wednesday, 31 May 2023, from 10am until 11:59pm via smtickets.com. Visit livenation.ph to register for presale access and details.
“It feels like emotional, sexual and spiritual liberation,” declares the most confident and creatively fulfilled version of Sam Smith the world has yet encountered. “So, it was beautiful, with this album, to sing freely again, for me. It feels like a coming of age.” Gloria, Sam Smith’s fourth album, is not only a creative revelation but something of a personal revolution for the celebrated virtuoso soul singer/songwriter. Since their No.1 debut album In The Lonely Hour (2014), Smith has amassed a constellation of glittering achievements: 35 million albums sold, 250 million singles, 45 billion multi-platform streams, four Grammys, three BRITs, six MOBOs, a Golden Globe, one Oscar, two No.1 albums, five No.1 singles, two No.1 singles as featured vocalist on club bangers from Naughty Boy (‘La La La’, 2013) and Calvin Harris (‘Promises’, alongside Jessie Reyez, 2018).
But Gloria is a different kind of achievement, which isn’t playing the numbers game. It’s the dazzling, sumptuous, sophisticated, unexpected and at times thrillingly edgy sound of Sam Smith’s creative heart today. The sound of constricting shackles crashing to the floor, of boundaries joyfully breached, of a still-searching talent discovering what it means to be truly free. It’s the sound of now, a diverse, multi-genre mosaic album featuring a trio of female voices from across the globe.