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Breakout star Sam Smith adds Austin stop to whirlwind tour

Breakout star Sam Smith adds Austin stop to whirlwind tour

Soulful singer Sam Smith has enjoyed quite the breakout year since the release of his debut album, In the Lonely Hour. Now fans will be able to see him perform in a venue commensurate to his stature when he plays the Frank Erwin Center on August 15.

Smith's Texas gigs will actually mark the end of his North American tour. The crooner plays concerts in Houston on August 14 and Dallas on August 17. In all, Smith will visit 19 cities in the United States and Canada in a month.

The U.K. native rose to fame in 2014, mostly thanks to the ubiquitous presence of his hit song "Stay With Me." That song somehow never reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, but it did net him two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Smith also won Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 27, at 10 am through Texas Box Office; American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public, from February 23 at 10 am through February 26 at 10 pm.

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On August 17, Sam Smith makes his first area appearance since winning four Grammy Awards. Photo by Ruven Afanador