Having captivated American listeners for the last month with a brief tour and striking performance on Saturday Night Live, Sam Smith returns his attentions to the UK with the announcement of a headline tour kicking off in October.

The rapidly rising star grew up in a village in Cambridgeshire before moving to London to pursue his musical dreams, going on to score two major hits featuring on Disclosure‘s “Latch” and Naughty Boy‘s “La La La” before hitting the top spot of the UK chart with his own upbeat solo single, “Money On My Mind.”

With his anticipated debut album, In The Lonely Hour, coming on May 26th preceded by his new single, “Stay With Me,” the 21-year old is in huge demand and has numerous performances lined up at festivals around the UK and Europe [catch him at Bestival, T in the Park, V and Optimus Alive] plus sold-out shows at Somerset House and Roundhouse.

Adding to the list, nine headline UK shows have been announced for Autumn 2014, kicking off in Glasgow on October 23rd and hitting several major cities – Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester included – before closing at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 6th.

Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday, April 9th at 9am and general sale on Friday, April 11th at 9am. Be quick.

UK Tourdates:

23rd October – Glasgow – O2 ABC
24th October – Leeds – O2 Academy
25th October – Newcastle – O2 Academy
27th October – Birmingham – O2 Academy
28th October – Nottingham – Rock City
29th October – Manchester – Albert Hall
3rd November – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
4th November – Bristol – Colston Hall
6th November – London – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Please note: All shows 14+