Sam Smith announces new album, 2018 tour

Sam Smith fans, the wait is nearly over!

The "Stay With Me" singer announced on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 that his sophomore effort, The Thrill of It All, will be released Friday, Nov. 3. The record is currently available for pre-order on the British crooner's website, through which fans will receive the previously released "Too Good at Goodbyes," as well as Smith's new song, "Pray."

According to E! News, the "I'm Not the Only One" singer reunited with longtime collaborator Jimmy Napes on The Thrill of It All, the follow-up to his 2014 debut In the Lonely Hour, which won four Grammys. He also teamed up with musicians Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Malay, Stargate, and Timbaland on his recent effort, which will feature 10 tracks. These include "Too Good at Goodbyes," "Say It First," "One Last Song," "Midnight Train," "Burning," "Him," "Baby, You Make Me Crazy," "No Peace (feat. YEBBA)," "Palace," and "Pray." The album's deluxe edition, set to be released in the U.S., will feature four bonus songs, including the record's titular track, "Nothing Left for You," "Scars," and "One Day at a Time." 

The 25-year-old also announced the North American dates for his 2018 tour, which will kick off in Toronto, ON in June. A 24-hour pre-sale via Smith's website will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. local time, with tickets becoming available to the general public on Oct. 12.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Smith first teased his return to music in late August 2017 after a two-year hiatus. "To my beautiful fans, first of all I want to say thank you. Thank you for being so patient and for letting me have the past year to really escape into my mind & write music so freely," he wrote on Instagram. "I've poured my soul and heart into this record." Shortly after, the soulful singer released his lead single, "Too Good At Goodbyes."

In addition to the exciting new album and tour news, Smith is set to perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 7.