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Sam Smith’s Gloria tour: the full setlist, surprise songs and more

  • Sam Smith started the British part of theirs Halo tour on April 12 in Sheffield.
  • Fans at the concert took to Twitter to share the set list and more for those at home.
  • The pop sensation took to Instagram on April 12 to spread the word about the exciting shows ahead.
  • Sam will bring Halo tour to the US starting on July 25, 2023.

“Unholy” hitmaker Sam Smith30, first announced Halo tour on January 5, 2023 with an amazing poster in golden colors. “This is going to be so special, it’s been too long sailors!! Can’t wait to see all your gorgeous faces and celebrate GLORIA’s era together,” the non-binary musician captioned the photo that day. Sam kicked off the first show in Sheffield, UK at the Utilita Arena on April 12, 2023, and fans have already taken to social media to record the scoop on the set list and more! Keep reading to learn about the songs you can expect at the show, possible surprises, tour dates and more!

Sam Smith’s “Gloria” Tour Setlist

The Londoners confirmed the show is split into three acts a day before the first performance on April 11. “Gloria The Tour Act I / Act II / Act III,” they captioned the announcement, which notably featured the names of the acts in gold glitter. Act I is called “LOVE”, while Act II is “Beauty” and Act III “SEX”. The fans also picked up Twitter to reveal the setlist for Halo tour, however, it is likely that there will be some song changes along the way. Below is the full setlist as of April 12, 2023:

  • “Stay with me”
  • “I’m not the only one”
  • “As I Can”
  • “Nirvana”
  • “Too good to say goodbye”
  • “To die for”
  • “Perfect”
  • “How do you sleep”
  • “Dance with a Stranger”
  • “Kissing You” (cover)
  • “Put Me Down”
  • “Love Goes”
  • “Gimme”
  • “Lose you”
  • “Promises”
  • “I’m not here to make friends”
  • “Block”
  • “Halo”
  • “Human Nature” (Madonna Cover)
  • “Unholy”
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The show started with Sam performing atop a massive golden figure, which was spread across the stage (see photo here). They belted out their 2014 hit ‘Stay With Me’, as the crowd went wild to see Sam on stage. They haven’t toured in five years, since their last tour was The Thrill of It All Tour year 2018. Sams first outfit wowed the crowd, as it featured gold pants, a gold corset and a white top with buttons. They completed their first look with a gold hat, a black tie and a jacket over the shoulder. Sam also shared the look via Instagram, captioning it, “WELCOME TO MY GAY CABARET.” Sam was later seen wearing an all-gold shirtless suit (watch video here).

Secret songs

Since the show just started on April 12, and the songs performed are listed above, there are no surprise songs on the set list at this time. Despite this, it is common for musicians to add “secret” songs to the setlist as the tour progresses, similar to Taylor Swift at hers Eras Tour. Watch this space for updates as the tour continues worldwide!

“Gloria” US and World Tour Dates

Sam announced first Halo US tour dates on January 5 and later they announced UK and Ireland tour dates as well as Australia and New Zealand dates. “GLORIA – THE TOUR 🇦🇺🇳🇿 Australia and New Zealand!! GLORIA IS COMING,” they captioned the January 10th tour date poster. The full tour dates can be seen below:

UK and EU tour dates

Wednesday 12 April 2023 – Motorpoint Arena – Sheffield, UK

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Friday 14th April 2023 – 3Arena – Dublin, IRE

Tuesday 18 April 2023 – The O2 Arena – London, UK

Wednesday 19 April 2023 – O2 Arena – London, UK

Saturday 22nd April 2023 – Ovo Hydro – Glasgow, UK

Tuesday 25 April 2023 – Birmingham Resort World Arena – Birmingham, UK

Saturday 29 April 2023 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark

Monday 1 May 2023 – Mercedes Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany

Thursday 4 May 2023 – Avicii Arena – Stockholm, Sweden

Saturday 6 May 2023 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway

Monday 8 May 2023 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Friday 12 May 2023 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium

Saturday 13 May 2023 – Accor Arena – Paris, France

Tuesday 16 May 2023 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland

Thursday 18 May 2023 – Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria

Saturday 20 May 2023 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy

Sunday 21 May 2023 – Pala Alpitour – Turin, Italy

Wednesday 24 May 2023 – AO Arena – Manchester, UK

US/North America tour dates

July 25 — Miami, FL @ FTX Arena

July 26 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center

July 28 — Duluth, GA @ Gas South Arena

July 29 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

August 1st – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena

August 2nd – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

August 4 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena

August 5 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden

August 8 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

August 11 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena

August 12 — Montréal, QC @ Bell Center

August 15th – Chicago, IL @ United Center

August 16 – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

August 18 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena

August 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

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August 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

August 23 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena

August 25 — Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum

August 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

August 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center

August 31st – Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum

September 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center

September 5 — Austin, TX @ Moody Center

September 7 — Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena

September 8 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

September 12 — Monterrey, MX @ Arena Monterrey

September 14 — Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes

Dates for Australia and New Zealand

Saturday 28 October – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday 31st October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Friday 3rd November – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday 8 November – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 11 November – Spark Arena, Auckland, NZ

What Sam has said about the tour

On the day of the first show, April 12, by Halo tour, Sam took to Instagram to share an emotional video about their return to the stage after years without touring. “We kick off tonight in Sheffield and I’m so excited,” they said at the start of the clip. “I feel like I’ve been preparing for this show my whole life, honestly.” Later, Sam went into what inspired much of the tour. “What a lot of people don’t know about my roots and where I come from is how much I love theater,” they continued. “Even with all the pop shows I’ve done, I’ve always tried to bring in an element of drama… and I really feel like this time I’ve been able to do the show of my dreams.”

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