Ed Sheeran to Headline Madison Square Garden Debut, 11/1
Elektra recording artist Ed SHeeran continues his extraordinary year with still another career milestone after playing his first NYC show ever at the Mercury Lounge in early 2011, the 22-year old singer-songwriter has announced his debut headline performance at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York City's famed Madison Square Garden, set for Friday, November 1st.
"My dad always said you haven't made it 'til you've played Madison Square Garden so it's a massive honour," says Sheeran.
Tickets go on sale at 12 noon ET this Friday, August 23rd. Ed SHeeran fan pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, August 21, at 12 noon ET (details at http://edsheeran.artistarena.com/) while a second presale runs from 12 noon ET on Thursday, August 22nd, through 10am ET on Friday, August 23rd (details at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004B0FBDFD88A5). For complete ticket information, please see http://edsheeran.com/live.htm.
Sheeran will be on the go until then, with a wide range of high profile activities already slated for the coming months. Among the many highlights, the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter will be seen as an advisor on the imminent fifth season of NBC's smash singing competition, The Voice. Sheeran will be part of Christina Aguilera's team, working with contestants before their performances in the series' ever-popular "Battle Rounds," scheduled for Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th at 8 pm/7c (check local listings).
"Lego House" the top 10 hit single from Sheeran's RIAA gold certified debut album, "+" is among the prestigious "Best Male Video" nominees for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25th at 9 pm/8c (check local listings). The nomination follows close on the heels of Sheeran's most recent awards triumph, winning the coveted "Choice Music Breakout Artist" surfboard earlier this month at Fox's Teen Choice 2013.
Sheeran was recently seen on public television stations nationwide headlining a highly rated installment of Live From The Artists Den. A never-before-seen bonus performance of "Wake Me Up" from the intimate concert filmed earlier this year at the historic New York Society for Ethical Culture can be viewed now exclusively at http://youtu.be/kR-BPVSqZqk.
The British troubadour's non-stop schedule continues a run of high profile, nationally televised performances, highlighted by a stunning live set in New York City's famed Rockefeller Plaza for NBC's TODAY, presented as part of the annual Toyota Concert Series. That stellar appearance followed prior visits to CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and CBS This Morning, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC's TODAY, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Last Call with Carson Daly, TBS' Conan, CNN's Piers Morgan Live, and the nationally syndicated Ellen Degeneres Show, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, and Katie. In addition, the gifted tunesmith stole the show at both this year's Billboard Music Awards 2013 and the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the latter event featuring a performance of his breakthrough single, "The A Team," accompanied on piano by the one and only Sir Elton John.