Ed Sheeran 2Saturday July 7th, 2018Doors opening: 06:00 PMEvent beginning: 09:15 PMFollowing 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.