Sam Smith has been gaining popularity since he released his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, and apparently not just among music fans. According to the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old singer found himself surrounded by male fans as he was on his way out of Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena, heading to a famous Sydney gay bar called “Stonewall.”
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Sam Smith mobbed by male fans as he heads to Sydney gay bar… while dressed in a police… https://t.co/mj5v0bFu4J pic.twitter.com/GOq3RkXlvP
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The reason why male fans took so much interest in Sam Smith — apart from being extremely handsome and a music superstar — is because he was dressed in a tight-fitting NYPD uniform.
The “Money On My Mind” singer, who is currently on a world tour, was apparently inspired by George Michael’s “Outside” music video, which features footage of gay couples. Sam Smith confirmed his outfit on Instagram.
“Channeling my inner George Michael last night xx”
After completing a local show of his current world tour, Sam Smith had a “cheat day” and broke his diet by heading to KFC, according to the Daily Mail. It has been reported that Sam Smith lost as many as 22kg after becoming popular in the music industry.
Sam Smith recently visited Adelaide on his current world tour, performing to a packed crowd at the Adelaide Entertainment Center Theatre, according to the Advertiser.
Backed by a seven-piece band, Sam Smith was dressed in a black blazer and a white top, and performed his hits to the audience. His performance was full of passion, and he was good at delivering it. With his heart-breaking “Leave Your Lover,” Sam Smith made both young and old cry at the beginning of his show, according to the Advertiser. Accompanied by modest stage setup and an average light show, the singer was all smiles and chirpy, owning the large stage and confidently performing his top hits.
Even though his debut album is full of sad songs, Sam Smith’s performance was filled with hope and optimistic outlook on the future. Sam Smith kept smiling and thanking his fans throughout the show. Sam Smith still brought lots of tears among the audience, performing his sad track “I’m Not the Only One.” The show also included a tribute to Amy Winehouse, with Sam Smith doing a cover on her “Tears Dry on Their Own.”
The audience reached for the tissues as soon as Sam Smith started singing “Not in that Way,” mixed with a cover of the legendary “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” The singer then brought the band back out on stage and danced to Naughty Boy’s “La La La.” Sam Smith then finished the show with a touching song for all those who have ever experienced loss in life: “Stay with Me.”
Spending some quality time on his Instagram hours before the show, Sam Smith shared with his fans that members of his family will be there to support him that night, according to the Daily Mail.
He shared a picture of his family wearing face masks and wrote in the caption: “The fam have arrived. Curing the jet lag with some pampering xx lol @lilyjanesmith @mabelsmith_ @joesibbald.”
Sam Smith has so far performed in Perth and Adelaide, spreading the love to those who had bought tickets for the shows on Instagram earlier in December.
The Advertiser noted that Sam Smith is one of the most in-demand male vocalists of the modern music industry, and that even though he is just 23, he has already achieved more than many artists usually achieve by 35.
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