Monday, September 25, 2017

Ed Sheeran tour news

Grammy Award-winning artist Ed Sheeran has announced details for his first-ever North American stadium tour. Dates begin next summer on Aug. 18 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, and continue into November (see attached itinerary).

To ensure that tickets go to his fans, not scalpers or bots, Sheeran is partnering with Ticketmaster to use the #VerifiedFan system. Registration is open and closes on Oct. 12 at 10 PM ET. The Fan Presales are set to begin Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 AM and run through Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM (all times local). The general public on-sales are Friday, Oct. 20 at 10am (local).­

Last week, Sheeran launched the latest single “Perfect” with a companion lyric video that amassed over 3 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours and is now up to over 6.4 million views. “Perfect” made it’s U.S. television premiere this week with a live performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Next week, Sheeran returns to NYC’s Times Square for the much-anticipated return of MTV’s “TRL” on Oct. 2.

“Perfect” is the 3rd single off Sheeran’s blockbuster 3rd studio album “÷” (pronounced “divide”). Now certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA, the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s third studio offering is the biggest selling album of the year.

After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest first week sales at the time of its March release, “÷” remained in the chart’s top 10 for a staggering 24 weeks. In the U.S. alone, tracks on “÷” have collectively earned more than 1 billion on demand streams.

Sheeran has likewise enjoyed record-setting success with the album’s 6x-Platinum certified, lead single “Shape Of You,” which is now the most streamed on song ever on Spotify. In addition to topping Billboard’s “Hot 100” for 12 weeks, the hit song remained in the top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks, the most ever in the chart’s 59-year history. “Shape of You” and follow-up Platinum certified single “Castle On The Hill” debuted at #1 and #6 respectively on Billboard’s “Hot 100” upon their tandem release at the top of the year, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts.


18 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Stadium
25 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
30 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre

6 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
15 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
22 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
27 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field

13 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
17 Fargo, ND Fargodome
20 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium
27 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
31 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome

3 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
7 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
10 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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