Sam Smith announces U.S. summer tour

Sam Smith isn't wasting any time to build even more momentum for his young career, after he won four Grammy Awards earlier this month.

The blue-eyed English soul singer will mount a U.S. concert tour this summer. The tour begins July 17 in Kentucky and concludes Aug. 17 in Texas. It will include an Aug. 11 concert at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center. (All tour dates appear below.)

Smith, 22, had one of the top-selling albums of 2014, "In the Lonely Hour," which won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. He also won Best New Artist honors, along with Song and Record of the Year, both for his plaintive ballad, "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)."

Tickets for Smith's San Diego concert, and most other stops on his tour, go on sale Friday at noon at axs.com and by phone at: (888) 929-7849 Tickets for the San Diego show are priced between $35 and $85 each.

A pre-sale for American Express card holders begins today, Monday, at 10 a.m., and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday. An online pre-sale at axs.com begins at 10 a.m. Thursday and runs for 12 hours. The password (which has exemplary initials) is: GV2015.

Sam Smith 2015 U.S. sumner tour dates

7/17 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

7/18 - Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena

7/20 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena

7/21 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

7/23 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena

7/24 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

7/26 - Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival

7/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center/Cleveland State University

7/29 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center

7/30 - St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

8/4 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

8/5 - West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center

8/7 - Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival

8/8 - Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre

8/11- San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center

8/12 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena

8/14 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

8/15 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center

8/17 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Source: DiscoverSD

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