Sam Smith set for “unforgettable” KIIS FM and iHeartRadio performance

Staff Writer

Sam Smith will treat fans to an unforgettable performance with a special Live in Melbourne event powered by Optus, KIIS and iHeartRadio on January 19 next year.

This exclusive event will be hosted by Melbourne’s newest breakfast team, KIIS 101.1’s Jase & PJ aka Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins and Polly ‘PJ’ Harding.

Today’s announcement comes as fans await the worldwide release of Sam’s highly anticipated sophomore album, The Thrill of It All via EMI Music this Friday, November 3.

Fans can win their way in to Sam Smith Live in Melbourne to hear tracks from the new album in this unique setting, by heading to for tickets and by listening to the KIIS Network – Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1, Sydney’s KIIS 1065, Brisbane’s 97.3FM and Adelaide’s MIX 102.3 for more chances to win.

Optus is offering customers the chance to meet Sam and win tickets to this exclusive event.

OPTUS’ Associate Director for TV Mobile and Video Content said: “We love connecting our customers with their favourite music and artists. Sam Smith joins a long list of artists to work with Optus and we are beyond excited to offer our customers the opportunity to meet Sam and win tickets to this money-can’t-buy event in Melbourne.”

ARN’s National Content Director Duncan Campbell said: ”We are looking forward to kicking off 2018 in Melbourne with renewed energy for KIIS 101.1 and iHeartRadio with this exciting Sam Smith live event. Sam is an incredible artist and in partnership with EMI and Optus will give his fans the chance to see their favourite artist up close and we’ll have KIIS 101.1’s new breakfast show Jase & PJ hosting this event so it’s set to be an amazing start to 2018.”

‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, the first single off Sam Smith’s new album, has achieved global success, hitting #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and racing to Platinum sales. It also reached Number One on the UK singles chart, delivering Sam his sixth UK number one single, along with Australian, UK and US iTunes charts.

The Thrill of It All sees Sam once again working alongside close friend and long term collaborator Jimmy Napes as well as the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Poo Bear and Stargate. The album also sees Sam collaborate with unsigned artist, YEBBA for their breath-taking track “No Peace”.

It’s been more than three years since Sam Smith’s debut album was released, and since then he has become one of the biggest acts on the planet with over 12 million global album sales and an array of impressive awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, three Brit Awards and four Grammys, among others.

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