Breakout UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist GEORGE EZRA has confirmed he will support Sam Smith on Smith’s 2015 headline arena tour. Bringing his soulful, wise beyond his years’ tunes stateside, George will have the privilege of supporting Smith in sixteen cities across North America. The North American tour kicks off on January 9th at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA and concludes on February 4th at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Additionally, George Ezra will support US label-mate, Irish recording artist Hozier for select dates on Hozier’s sold-out 2015 North American tour. George will open for Hozier for twelve shows, beginning with Massey Hall on March 2nd in Toronto and ending on March 14th at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets for the tour went on sale on September 26th; fans can check with local box offices for availability and pricing.
The 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist will tour in early 2015 while continuing preparation for the anticipated US release of his debut album, Wanted On Voyage. The album, available in Europe, debuted at #3 in the UK on July 7th and recently sat at #1 in the UK for two consecutive weeks. Bolstered by continued positive press and critical acclaim, Wanted on Voyage has not only hit #1 on the UK albums iTunes chart but was also the #1 album in the UK for two weeks in a row.
Emerging as a break through artist of note in North America, George Ezra has quickly taken hold of US audiences with his standout single “Budapest” which recently was featured as one of iTunes coveted Single of the Week. Early support for “Budapest” has come from SiriusXM. After “Budapest” premiered on the satellite radio network’s “YouTube 15” show on Hits 1, the song garnered regular airplay on The Spectrum where it clocked in at #1 on their esteemed Spectrum Shortlist, in addition to Alt Nation, Coffee House and Pulse, as well as a featured interview with Out Q‘s venerable host Larry Flick.
Recognized as an artist “On the Verge” by USA Today and declared “exuberant” by InStyle Magazine, George Ezra is currently sitting Top 5 at Triple A radio and is now Top 30 at Alternative.
2015 Sam Smith Tour Dates Featuring George Ezra:
January 9 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
January 10 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
January 12 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
January 13 Philadelphia, PA The Liacouras Center
January 15 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
January 17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
January 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
January 20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
January 22 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
January 23 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
January 24 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
January 26 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
January 29 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
January 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
January 31 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
February 2 Seattle, WA Key Arena
February 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
2015 Hozier North American Tour Dates Featuring George Ezra:
March 2 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
March 3 Montreal, QC Metropolis
March 4 Boston, MA House of Blues
March 6 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
March 7 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
March 9 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
March 10 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
March 12 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
March 13 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
March 14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Follow George at georgeezra.com // twitter.com/george_ezra // facebook.com/georgeezramusic
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