Sam Smith shocks concertgoers with wardrobe blunder as singer 'splits trousers' live on stage

Sam Smith shocks concertgoers with wardrobe blunder as singer 'splits trousers' live on stage

Sam Smith breaks down in tears during a performance in Canada last year

Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams

Published: 28/03/2024

- 10:24

Updated: 28/03/2024

- 10:31

Sam Smith is no stranger to causing a stir with scandalous and head-turning outfits

Sam Smith took to the stage during the Lollapalooza Argentina festival this week as part of the singer's Gloria tour.

However, concertgoers walked away with more than they bargained for after the Unholy hitmaker's trousers split mid-performance.

During the performance, the 31-year-old seemed to get lost in the music a bit too much and ended up splitting the item of clothing.

Instead of being embarrassed by the incident, Smith laughed off the unfortunate accident and exclaimed: “I’ve split my trousers!” – before giving the front row a wiggle.

Despite the slight wardrobe mishap, the Money On My Mind singer pulled off another successful concert and left fans taking to social media with praise for the vocals.

Smith, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, isn’t shy when it comes to rocking some strange looks - and wardrobe blunders aren't out of the norm for the singer.

Sam Smith

Smith's trousers split during a performance of Unholy


Smith walked the Vivienne Westwood runway earlier this month and left onlookers shocked with a peek at their derriere.

The singer has been in the industry since 2012 after featuring on the single Latch, with Disclosure.

Smith's success hasn’t come without its controversy though with several performances in recent years coming under fire for their messaging and symbolism - including a performance at last year's BRITs.

Critics have continued to slam the singer's performances, and claimed throughout the Gloria tour the stage shows have been “vulgar and satanic”.

Sam Smith

Smith isn't a stranger to outrageous outfits


In the early days of the tour, Smith was seen performing with devil horns, skimpy underwear and nipple tassels.

Smith has combatted and ignored critics previously, however, and broke down in tears at the support concertgoers exhibited during a gig in Canada.

After a performance in Montreal, Canada last year, they penned on social media: “Dear Montréal, when I was in my early teens, a dvd of Rihannas girl gone bad tour came out and the show was at the bell centre.

"I watched it religiously. I was totally obsessed. Deep down it was my life’s mission to get to that room and to sing on that stage.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith suffered an awkward wardrobe blunder


"My first time doing a show on that stage was at 21 years old with the In the lonely hour tour and it was my favourite show of the entire tour. You’ve just done it again.

"Last night made me feel a type of way I don’t think I’ve ever felt on stage. I’ve never felt so much love or heard an applause like that for myself ever.

"It makes every hard and challenging moment so worth it. The love for music and art in Montréal is astounding.

"I’m deeply deeply grateful to you all. You made that confused 14 year old queer kid watching @badgalriri from a TV in a tiny village in Englands dreams come true last night." (sic)

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