Not ‘Too Good At Goodbyes,’ Sam Smith to return to Manila

Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith is embarking on his biggest headline shows to date. He is taking his The Thrill Of It All Tour to some parts of Europe including the UK, and Asia including the Philippines.

Commencing in Sheffield, the tour will include dates across the UK, concluding with four dates in London’s O2 Arena. The tour continues across Europe finishing his tour in Lisbon’s Altice Arena.

In the Philippines, the “Too Good At Goodbyes” singer will serenade his Filipino fans on Oct. 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena, the same concert venue where he mesmerized thousands of concertgoers in 2015. 

 English singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith is set to return to Manila with his 'The Thrill Of It All Tour' on Oct. 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
‘‘Too Good At Goodbyes,’’ the first single off the sophomore album The Thrill of It All, saw global success hitting no. 1 in the UK and Global Spotify Charts, no. 1 in the UK and US iTunes charts and entering the official UK charts at no.1 making it Sam’s sixth UK number one single. 

Ahead of the release, Sam has also shared tracks “Pray,” which he performed on Saturday Night Live, and the most personal song he has ever written, “Burning.”

Released via Capitol Records, the latest single off the new album is “One Last Song,” a track Sam wrote as a final wave of goodbye to the person that inspired his breakout debut record, In the Lonely Hour.

The Thrill of It All sees Sam once again working alongside close friend and long-term collaborator Jimmy Napes as well as Timbaland, Malay, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd, and Stargate. The album also sees Sam collaborate with unsigned artist, YEBBA for their breath-taking track “No Peace.”

Known as a “pretty nice guy,” Sam is definitely one of the greatest musicians of his generation. He started his career at just 17 (he’s 26 now). Since then, he has amassed an impressive array of awards including Academy Award, Golden Globe, Billboard Awards as Best Song, Top Male Artist, Top New Artist, and Top Radio Songs Artist. He also bagged Grammy’s as Best New Artist, “Stay with Me” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album among others.

Throughout his career, he has sold over 12 million records. In the US, Sam sold 9.2 million digital track downloads, with “Stay with Me” alone selling 4.1 million. According to Nielsen SoundScan, In the Lonely Hour was also the eight best-selling album of 2015 in the United States, with 1,741,000 album-equivalent units (1,018,000 of that in traditional album sales).

Tickets to The Thrill Of It All Tour, promoted by MMI Live, are available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide or visit or by calling 470-2222.  For more information, follow MMI Live (on Facebook), and @mmilive (on Instagram, and Twitter), or visit for details.

Topics: Sam Smith , The Thrill Of It All Tour , Too Good At Goodbyes , One Last Song
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