Ed Sheeran 2Saturday July 7th, 2018Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his 2018 stadium tour, marking the biggest tour of his career to date!
After a début at the Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast on 9 May, Ed will be playing in Manchester, then London before taking France by storm at a single exceptional concert on Friday 6 July 2018, for the first time ever at Stade de France!
Ed’s 2018 tour news - which is on course to become the UK's biggest tour routing of next year – closely follows the troubadours’ phenomenal Glastonbury headline performance. Commanding thousands at the Pyramid Stage on Sunday evening, pulling in one of the festivals’ biggest-ever crowds, and with over 3 million viewers tuning in from home, Ed continues his rise as one of the world’s most successful and unique musical talents. Next year’s tour will see 26-year-old Sheeran return to Wembley Stadium for the first time since his record-breaking stint in 2015, when he became the first-ever artist to play the stadium solo [with just his loop pedal and guitar] over three consecutive, sold out nights.
Released in March this year, Ed’s third studio album ÷ (pronounced “divide”) reigns as 2017’s biggest-selling album of the year thus far, having sold over 8 million copies, globally, in the space of three months: 2 million sales come from the UK alone. Not to mention Ed’s gigantic comeback single “Shape of You”; a track that has surpassed 1.5 BILLION streams in less than six months!
It was recently announced that Ed, who was recently awarded a Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017 Hal David Starlight Award for his contribution to music, is soon to be honoured with an MBE for his services to music and charity.