"Sam and I just having a cuddle #samsmith".
Sam Smith surprised Bruce Tonning at Blackheath Butchery in New South Wales with a picture and a cuddle, a Facebook post shows.
Posting to the official business Facebook page on Wednesday, Tonning noted, "Sam and I just having a cuddle" with a cheeky emoji and #samsmith.
Smith has been in the country for a few weeks ahead of a one-off concert at the 300-capacity iconic d'Arenberg Cube in South Australia. More details about the gig are here.
The Grammy award-winning I'm Not The Only One singer will showcase their expansive catalogue of hits and their latest #1 single in Australia, the Kim Petras-aided Unholy. This show marks Smith's first show in South Australia since 2015 and precedes the release of their forthcoming album Gloria (out 27 January – pre-order here).
You'll need all the luck in the world to score tickets, though, as the one-off show is an invite-only event facilitated by Frontier Touring. The radio stations ARN, The Hit Network and Nova will raffle off tickets, which include return flights to Adelaide, South Australia (if residing outside of South Australia), accommodation, and bus transfers to and from the concert.
The show will be held in partnership with the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) and Sam Smith, with the artist highlighting essential tourism experiences in the state, focusing on food and drink, wildlife, and Aboriginal cultural tourism. d'Arenberg Wines, Settlers Spirits, and Pizzateca will be in the spotlight.
Sam Smith and Kim Petras made chart history last year with their collaboration, Unholy, which also landed a top spot in several other countries in its first week.
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Unholy (Capitol) becomes the 1119th #1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2022), the 554th for ARIA (1983 to 2022), the 135th song to debut at #1, the thirteenth chart-topping single for 2022 and the fifth NEW #1 in the past six weeks, much faster than the start of the year, while the song has also landed first week in Sam's native England, along with Ireland, New Zealand and Greece (so far), while it also debuted at #4 in Kim's native Germany.