Radio 2 'In Concert' announce special Sam Smith gig.

Homegrown super-talent Sam Smith will be performing live for BBC Radio 2 In Concert on Thursday 3 September at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Presented by Jo Whiley and broadcast live on Radio 2, BBC Red Button and online at bbc.co.uk/radio2 from 8pm.

Having wowed fans with appearances throughout the summer, the multi-award winning singer will return to his hometown to treat an intimate audience to the songs which have made him one of the most popular artists of the moment.

Sam Smith says: “I have had such an amazing summer on tour, but excited to be coming home to perform for Radio 2. I love performing at huge gigs, but being able to do more intimate shows like Radio 2’s In Concert is a dream and such a great way to connect with my fans.”

Jeff Smith, Head of Music, BBC Radio 2, says: “From soul to jazz, country to folk, Radio 2 is proud to play more musical genres than any other UK radio station, and I'm delighted that we're kicking off our autumn season of Radio 2 In Concert with such a global musical superstar.”

The singer has achieved international success with his sensational debut album In The Lonely Hour, and has won a phenomenal number of awards including four Grammys, three Brit Awards and three Billboard Music Awards.

Smith was also named as BBC Sound of 2014, an accolade nominated by journalists, influential bloggers, DJs, and TV and radio producers. Previous winners include Adele, Jessie J and Ellie Goulding.

Tickets for the event can be applied for online at bbc.co.uk/radio2. The ticket giveaway is open from 8.30pm on Monday 24 August until 10.00pm on Wednesday 26 August. Tickets are free and successful applicants will be selected at random once the registration period has closed. Plus, there will be a pair of tickets for ‘the best seats in the house’ to give away during Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show in the days leading up to the concert. For full Terms and Conditions go to bbc.co.uk/radio2

Past BBC Radio 2 In Concerts have featured show-stopping artists including global phenomenon Ed Sheeran and ‘The Modfather’ Paul Weller earlier this year, plus princess of pop Kylie, British superband Coldplay and pop superstars Take That.

Presented by Jo Whiley live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London, In Concert will be available live on Radio 2, BBC Red Button and online atbbc.co.uk/radio2

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