Since his breakthrough vocal performance on Disclosure’s single “Latch,” Sam Smith has emerged as the soulful crooner whose voice can light up a dance floor as much a romantic evening. On “Money on My Mind,” the lead track from his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, Smith’s tender, soaring voice is almost at odds with the quick snap of the beat, but the juxtaposition works beautifully. On the super smash hits “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One,” he weaves slow jams like the great musical kings of heartbreak. The latter, in particular, is the sort of tear-jerker that will make you want to hug the singer. If there’s a concert this weekend that will leave audiences shaking and blubbering, it’s this one.

Thu., Jan. 29, 8 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/30/15)

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