Pop singer Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be embarking on a tour of the UK and Ireland commencing in April. Sheeran will be touring in support of his third studio album ‘÷‘ which is set for release on March 3.
‘÷’ looks set to be Sheeran’s biggest record to date and has already make a huge impact around world even a month before its official release. Sheeran has dropped two singles in support of the album titled ‘Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shape of You’. ‘Castle on the Hill’ was produced by Benny Blanco, and peaked at number two in the UK and number six in the US upon its release earlier this month. A new music video for the track was shared on January 23, and has been described as a homage to Sheeran’s youth.
It has now been confirmed that the first leg of Sheeran’s upcoming world tour will take place around the UK and Ireland, with tickets going on sale from February 2.
In other news, it has been reported that singer James Blunt may be supporting Ed Sheeran for the American leg of his upcoming world tour. Sheeran and Blunt are said to be good friends and have even written songs for one another over the last year.
A source close to the singers stated: “Ed and James have a real laugh together, it’ll be proper madness on tour. James has a good following in the US so he’ll also play some gigs too, acting as a support for his mate.”
Here is a full list of UK dates for the upcoming tour:
Wed 12 Ireland Dublin 3 Arena
Thu 13 Ireland Dublin 3 Arena
Sun 16 UK Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Mon 17 UK Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wed 19 UK Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thu 20 UK Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sat 22 UK Manchester Arena
Sun 23 UK Manchester Arena
Tue 25 UK Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Wed 26 UK Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Fri 28 UK Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Sat 29 UK Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Mon 1 UK London The O2
Tue 2 UK London The O2