Friday, June 13, 2014

Ed Sheeran full slate of media/live appearances

Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran's upcoming second album "x” (pronounced: multiply) will be accompanied by several international events dubbed “multiply days.”

“x” arrives on June 23.

Album track “Don’t,” which hit #1 on the US iTunes Overall Singles chart upon release is an instant download for any pre-order of “x.” Sheeran recently unveiled “Don’t” on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and the track is currently featured in the just-released ad campaign for Beats by Dre’s “Beats Solo 2” headphones. The commercial has already drawn close to 3 million individual views at the official Beats by Dre YouTube channel,

Sheeran also announced that 5 new songs will also be released each day in the week leading up to the release of “x,” via instant download when pre-ordering the album. MTV/VH1 will release an exclusive track a day from June 19-22 thru the Twitter Amplify campaign.

His schedule continues with a feature performance on the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards, simulcast live across Canada on both MuchMusic and CTV. The Brit will then head to Los Angeles for a pair of radio-sponsored concerts: 104.3 MYfm’s MY Big Night Out 2014, slated for June 16 at the Hollywood Bowl; and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s “Pepsi Presents The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Ed Sheeran,” set for June 17 at the iHeartRadio Theater, Los Angeles.

The latter concert – hosted by TV personality Mario Lopez – will then be broadcast on June 23 as a 30-minute special across Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) and Hot AC stations, with a 60-minute version streaming online across station websites and Sheeran is the first announced performer at the 4th annual iHeartRadio Music Festival & Village, returning to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on Sept. 19-20.

For the singer's first North American headlining arena trek, Sheeran will start in Seattle on August 21 and travel through mid-September (see below). Additional tour dates will be announced soon via

MTV has set the debut of 9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran: Deluxe Edition, a extended 90-minute version of the acclaimed new documentary film. It has been expanded to include additional behind-the-scenes footage. MTV’s 9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran: Deluxe Edition premieres June 14 at 11am ET/PT. For additional information, log on to

Sheeran will return to New York City for a special Independence Day edition of NBC’s TODAY Toyota Concert Series, to be broadcast live from New York City’s Rockefeller Center on July 4 (check local listings).

Earlier single “Sing” went top 5 at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide, top 10 at CHR/Pop and the top 15 on the overall Billboard “Hot 100.” Produced and co-written by Pharrell Williams, the track was Sheeran’s first #1 on the UK Top 40 singles chart following four prior top 10s. In addition, the recently released “Sing” companion video has already drawn close to 7 million views at Ed’s official YouTube channel,

The follow-up to Sheeran’s breakthrough debut album “+,” “x” finds the British singer-songwriter collaborating with producers Rick Rubin, Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and BRIT-Award nominee and “+” collaborator Jake Gosling.

In other news, Sheeran’s new “All Of The Stars” is among the songs on “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE,” Atlantic Records’ new soundtrack companion to the #1 box office sensation. The song’s companion video has earned over 6 million views and counting now at 20th Century Fox’s The Fault In Our Stars – based on the #1 bestselling novel by John Green – is in theaters now.


21 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
23 Vancouver, BC Ambleside Live
29 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
30 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
31 Glendale, AZ Arena

2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
4 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
9 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
11 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
12 Atlanta, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Additional Dates To Be Announced

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