Sam Smith fans looking to see the British soul singer in person will soon get their chance!

The singer took to Twitter on Thursday (Oct. 6) to share a complete list of tour dates with fans, and also to remind them that it won’t be long now until they can get their hands on his highly anticipated forthcoming album.

“My second album The Thrill Of It All is yours Nov 3rd!!” tweeted Smith. “You can pre-order now and find out about live shows at xx.”

The singer paired his tweet with a photo of the official album art for his new record. Smith chose to keep things simple for his second record, which features a close up black and white photo of himself looking off into the distance.

As exciting as it was to get a look at the official album art, it’s clear from the reactions via Twitter that fans were most excited for the announcement of Smith’s upcoming tour dates.

Tickets for Smith’s North American tour are set to go on sale next Thursday (October 12) at 10 a.m. Fans who purchase tickets to Smith’s upcoming U.S. tour stops will also get a copy of the singer’s new album.

“Every online ticket comes with one (1) physical copy of Sam Smith’s upcoming album, The Thrill Of It All,” reads the fine print on the singer’s website. “You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your CD.”

A ticket to a live show and a physical copy of the record? That sounds like a pretty good deal to us!

Smith’s upcoming tour is set to kick off next summer on June 18, 2018 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. From there, the singer will hit major cities like Detroit, Boston, Brooklyn, Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping his North American leg of the tour up on September 13 2018 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

Will you be heading out to see Sam Smith on tour? Let us know in the commentsbelow!

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
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Episode #163 – Justified!

Hype Podcast tackles this week’s biggest entertainment stories including Will and Grace, Riverdale, The Bold Type, Lorde, Avatar and more.

October 7, 2017