Sam Smith has announced his first ever European arena tour which will take place in the spring of 2018 - and it includes a date in Dublin.

The singer, who will release his highly-anticipated second album The Thrill Of It All on Capitol Records on November 3, is set to begin the tour in his native UK.

Smith’s itinerary kicks off at the Fly DSA Arena in Sheffield on 20 March 2018 before concluding his UK leg with two dates at London’s O2 Arena.

In the middle, he heads over here to play the 3Arena on March 30, for what will be his only Irish performance.

His subsequent European dates will include Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna and Madrid, rounding off at Lisbon's MEO Arena.

The extensive tour comes after Sam Smith previously teased his new music last month during an intimate string of shows in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, and London.

He also recently released a new single Pray, the second song to be taken from his new album after the release of Too Good At Goodbyes.

Sam Smith plays the following UK and European arena shows in 2018:

March 20: Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield

March 21: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

March 23: Glasgow The SSE Hydro

March 27: Manchester Arena

March 30: Dublin 3Arena

April 3: Birmingham Genting Arena, Birmingham

April 6: The O2, London

April 7: The O2, London

April 19: Globe Arena, Stockholm

April 20: Royal Arena, Copenhagen

April 23: Telenor Arena, Oslo

April 25: Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin

April 27: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg

April 28: Lanxess Arena, Cologne

April 30: AccorHotel Arena, Paris

May 4: Sportpaleis, Antwerp

May 5: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

May 8: Stadthalle, Vienna

May 9: Hallenstadion, Zurich

May 11: Milan Forum, Milan

May 12: Arena Di Verona, Verona

1May 15: Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona

May 16: Wizink Center, Madrid

May 18: MEO Arena, Lisbon

Tickets are set to go on sale next Friday, October 27 at 9am, but fans who pre-order Sam Smith’s new album before 12pm on October 24 will receive a code that grants them access to the ticket pre-sale.