Ed Sheeran: 2018 North American Stadium Tour

Saturday | 09 08 , 2018

Ed Sheeran: 2018 North American Stadium Tour

About the Event

ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES FINAL SHOWS TO BE ADDED TO 2018 NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM TOUR

TOUR HEADS TO FORD FIELD SEPTEMBER 8

FAN PRE-SALE FOR NEWLY ANNOUNCED DATES BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT 10AM LOCAL TIME, WITH GENERAL ON-SALE STARTING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH.

CROSS- COUNTRY TREK SUPPORTING GRAMMY-WINNING ALBUM "÷" WILL NOW INCLUDE STOPS IN SAN FRANCISCO, DETROIT, PITTSBURGH, CHICAGO, NASHVILLE, AND MILWAUKEE.

SECOND NIGHTS ADDED AT GILLETTE STADIUM IN FOXBORO, MA, AND METLIFE STADIUM IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ.

DETROIT – Global superstar Ed Sheeran has announced the final shows to be added to his first-ever North American stadium tour.  The cross country trek – which begins on August 18th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA – will now include a stop at Detroit’s Ford Field (September 8th). Ticket prices will be set at $119.50, $89.50, $69.50 & $39.50 plus fees.

Other tour dates include San Francisco’s AT&T Park (August 21st), Pittsburgh’s PNC Park (September 30th),  Chicago’s Soldier Field (October 4th), Nashville’s Nissan Stadium (October 6th), and Milwaukee’s Miller Park (October 23rd). Due to overwhelming demand, second nights have also been added at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA (September 14th) and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (September 21st) – see attached itinerary for a complete list of shows.

Registration for the Fan Presale is currently open, and will close on Thursday, February 8th at 10PM ET. The Fan Presales are set to begin Monday, February 12th at 10AM and run through Thursday, February 15th at 10PM. All registered fans who are verified will have equal access to the presale. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during the presale window. No purchase necessary to register. The general-public on-sales are Friday, February 16th at 10AM (all times local except where noted). Ticket prices for all shows begin at $39.50, with top ticket price no more than $125.  For more information please visit EdSheeran.com

The tour supports Sheeran’s blockbuster 3rd album “÷” (pronounced “divide”), which was crowned the biggest album of 2017 by Nielsen Music, with sales equivalents exceeding 2.764 million units, and recently won “Best Pop Vocal Album” at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.   That same night, Sheeran’s 8x-platinum smash “Shape Of You” also took home the trophy  for “Best Pop Solo Performance” to go along with the pair of GRAMMY awards he previously won – “Best Pop Solo Performance” and the prestigious “Song of the Year” - for his RIAA Diamond-certified hit “Thinking Out Loud” in 2016.

Sheeran’s latest single “Perfect” – already 3x-Platinum certified – is currently #1 on the Hot AC radio chart for the 4th week, and, after topping the Top 40 radio chart for 2 weeks, remains at #2.  “Perfect” also stands at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, after holding the top spot for 6 consecutive weeks, The song earned Sheeran his second chart-topper on the Hot 100 - joining “Shape Of You” which was #1 for a remarkable 12 weeks -  and made “÷” the only album of 2017 to have two of its singles top the chart.   This week, “÷”stands tall at #5 on the Billboard 200, nearly a year after it’s release, further illustrating Sheeran’s continuing domination of the charts.

In his native U.K., Sheeran is nominated in four categories, including Album of the Year, at the 2018 BRIT Awards, where he is set to perform on February 21st.   He is also nominated for five awards and was recently announced as one of the performers at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, taking place on March 11th.

Multi-platinum, 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.

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