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News: Ed Sheeran Announces Biggest Tour of Australia And New Zealand To Date

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(AUS) Frontier Touring have announced that Ed Sheeran will be returning to Australian shores on his biggest tour to date – performing in arenas across Australia and New Zealand in March and April 2015. Tickets go on sale Thursday 2 October from 10am local time (for all Australian shows) and 12noon local time (for all New Zealand shows).

Sheeran will be the first musician in twenty years to undertake a national headline arena tour completely solo. Accompanied on stage by only a loop pedal and his trusty acoustic guitar, his ability to fill even the biggest of rooms is testament to his unique talent and appeal as a live performer.

A relentless work ethic combined with his dedicated fanbase have seen the 23-year-old Brit go from local pubs to sold-out arenas across the globe in just four short years, selling millions of records along the way. This will be Sheeran’s fourth visit to Australia in as many years. All six shows on his first headline tour in 2012 sold out immediately after going on sale and his return visit in 2013 received a similar reaction with additional shows added rapidly to meet demand. 

Ed Sheeran - XThe travelling troubadour was last in Australia earlier this year where he performed six intimate shows in two days across Melbourne and Sydney to celebrate the release of his sophomore album x (pronounced ‘multiply’, out now through Warner Music). x, featuring lead single ‘Sing’ and its biting follow up tune ‘Don’t’, subtly pushes the boundaries of Sheeran’s Grammy-nominated debut album + (pronounced ‘plus’) and is the work of a musician who was raised on a diet of rock, folk, hip hop and R&B in equal doses.

Writing for x began three years ago, before debut album + was even released. With the help of co-producer Rick Rubin, hundreds of songs were cut down to twelve tracks that effortlessly flow between different musical styles. Sheeran called on the likes of hip hop trailblazer Pharrell Williams, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and Foy Vance to collaborate on the album and co-producer credits include Benny Blanco (Maroon 5, Katy Perry) alongside Rick Rubin. The release became a global smash in its first week, debuting at #1 in twelve countries including Australia and New Zealand and reaching the top five in eleven others.

ED SHEERAN
MARCH & APRIL 2015
(All shows all ages)

Frontier Members pre-sale 
Mon 29 Sep to Tue 30 Sep
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General public on sale from Thu 2 Oct
10am local time – AUS
12noon local time – NZ

FRI 20 MAR
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets | Ph: 136 100

TUE 24 MAR
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Tickets | Ph: 132 849

SAT 28 MAR
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tickets | Ph: 132 840

WED 1 APR
AEC Arena, Adelaide
Tickets | Ph: 132 840

SAT 4 APR
Perth Arena, Perth
Tickets | Ph: 132 840

WED 8 APR
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Tickets | Ph: 0800 842 538

FRI 10 APR
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Tickets | Ph: 0800 842 538

SAT 11 APR
Vector Arena, Auckland
Tickets | Ph: 0800 111 999