Sam Smith has announced that all the profits from his forthcoming 2018 Australian show will be donated to charity, with a third of that going straight to the national campaign for marriage equality.
Ahead of his one-off appearance at the Sydney Opera House in January next year, Smith has revealed that Aussie charities ReachOut, Twenty10 and The Equality Campaign will be the benefactors of his ticket profits.
ReachOut is a leading online mental health organisation that provides practical support for young people and their parents, while Twenty10 supports young LGBTIQA+ people and their families.
Following in the footsteps of other overseas artists recently in support of marriage equality, Smith will also contribute to The Equality Campaign, which is working towards marriage equality in Australia.
“The Equality Campaign is thrilled that Sam has decided to support thousands of LGBTI Australians through this donation to the campaign,” said Co-Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Janine Middleton.
“Sam knows all too well about the challenges faced by LGBTI Australians and his generosity towards them will help us achieve fairness and equality for all. This campaign is built on the goodwill of all Australians doing what they can to see this finally resolved.
“Sam doesn’t need to do this, he isn’t Australian but he understands what it feels like to be in a relationship that isn’t considered equal. Soon we hope to realise the equality he enjoys at home in the United Kingdom will be a reality here in Australia too.”
Smith’s forthcoming second album is set to be released on Friday, 3rd November, while General Admission tickets for his Sydney Opera House show are on sale from 12pm Monday, 16th October.
Sam Smith 2018 Australian Show
Pre-sale begins 12pm AEDT Thursday, 12th October
Tickets on sale 12pm AEDT Monday, 16th October
Tuesday, 16th January
Sydney Opera House, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets: Frontier Touring