Ed Sheeran Announces Final Shows Added to 2018 North American Stadium Tour

Ed Sheeran Announces Final Shows Added to 2018 North American Stadium Tour

Ed Sheeran Announces Final Shows Added to 2018 North American Stadium Tour

Multiple GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has quickly established himself as one of the world's biggest musical artists with over 26 million albums sold and 5 billion Spotify streams. His third studio album "÷" (pronounced divide) entered the Billboard 200 at #1 upon its March 2017 release, and went on to be the year's biggest album in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, with sales equivalents exceeding 2.764 million units. "Shape Of You" - the album's 8x-Platinum lead single - debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2017, held the top spot for a remarkable 12 weeks, and remained in the top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks, the most ever in the chart's 59-year history. Sheeran dominated Billboard's Year In Review, standing at #1 on 16 of their year-end charts including Top Artist of the Year and Hot 100 Song of the Year for "Shape Of You," taking the honor for the second consecutive year (Sheeran co-wrote Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself," 2016's Hot 100 Song of the Year). With his 2x-Platinum certified single "Castle on the Hill" also debuting at #6 on the Hot 100 after being released in tandem with "Shape Of You," Sheeran also became the only artist in chart history to have two singles simultaneously debut in the Top 10. Sheeran has supported "÷"with a number of high profile, national television appearances including performances on the 59th GRAMMY Awards, Saturday Night Live, TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and most recently the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Additional press highlights include Sheeran's first Rolling Stone cover, inclusion in TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World," CBS THIS MORNING Sunday profile, The Howard Stern Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden's Carpool Karaoke and more.

As one of the world's most in-demand songwriters, Sheeran has penned hit songs for both himself and other top artists including Taylor Swift, One Direction, The Weeknd, Major Lazer, Tori Kelley, and Justin Bieber, who's single "Love Yourself" was nominated for "Song of the Year" at the 59th GRAMMY AWARDS and marked Sheeran's third nomination in the prestigious, songwriting category. In 2015, Sheeran was named Songwriter of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards, which celebrate, honor and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. Sheeran's "The A Team" had previously been recognized for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 2012. Last summer, Sheeran received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 2017 Hal David Starlight Award which honors gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with original compositions.

One of the planet's most popular live performers, Ed has sold out countless headline shows at some of the biggest and most iconic venues around the world, including his upcoming stand at London's Wembley Stadium where he's set to perform in front of 320,000 fans over 4 nights. Last year, all 60 dates of the North American leg of his world arena tour in support of "÷" sold out in a matter of minutes.

Sheeran launched his own imprint, Gingerbread Man Records, in 2015, with the signing of fellow British singer songwriter Jamie Lawson - an Ivor Novello winner, whose self-titled album debuted at #1 in the UK - and Irish troubadour Foy Vance.

ED SHEERAN

2018 NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM TOUR

August

18 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl

21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

25 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field

30 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre

31 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre

September

6 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium

8 Detroit, MI Ford Field *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

14 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

15 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium

21 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

22 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium

27 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field

30 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

October

4 Chicago, IL Soldier Field *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

6 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

13 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium

17 Fargo, ND Fargodome

20 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium

23 Milwaukee, WI Miller Park *NEWLY ANNOUNCED*

27 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium

31 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome

November

3 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park

7 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium

10 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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