HITS Daily Double

Sam Smith tour

SAM’S GOT LOTS OF FANS: Sam Smith was unknown in the U.S. until a few months ago, and his debut album doesn’t even come out for three more weeks. But our early candidate for rookie of the year is already popular enough to fill L.A.’s 6k-capacity Greek Theatre on his just-announced first tour of the States. The 15-date jaunt kicks off on 9/15 at Boston’s House of Blues and concludes on 10/9 at HOB in Dallas. The Greek date is 9/30. Live Nation has the tour, and tickets go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster. (5/28a)