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News: Ed Sheeran Announces North American Headline Tour

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(U.S) Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his first-ever headlining arena tour of North America.  The cross-country trek kicks off at Seattle’s WaMu Theater on August 22nd (see attached itinerary) and marks the 3x-GRAMMY Award®-nominated artist’s first stateside tour to support his forthcoming second album, “x,” (pronounced ‘multiply’) slated to arrive June 23rd.

“x” is heralded by the exhilarating lead single “Sing,” which has catapulted to the top 3 on the iTunes Singles chart.  Produced and co-written by multiple GRAMMY Award®-winner Pharrell Williams, “Sing” is already lighting up radio stations across the country, becoming the most added song at Top 40/CHR, Adult, and Rhythmic/CHR formats.  This past weekend, Sheeran delivered electrifying performances of “Sing”  and album track “Don’t” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”. “Sing” is streaming now at Sheeran’s official YouTube page where it has amassed over 2 million views in just one week.

After becoming available for pre-order last week, “x” rocketed to the #1 spot on the iTunes Overall Album chart in a matter of hours.  “x” is the follow-up to Sheeran’s breakthrough debut album “+” and finds the British singer-songwriter collaborating with a stellar list of producers, including multiple GRAMMY Award®-winners Rick Rubin and Jeff Bhasker, multiple GRAMMY Award®-nominee Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and BRIT-Award nominee and “+” collaborator Jake Gosling.

 

Ed Sheeran North America Tour Dates 2014: 

AUGUST

22                    Seattle, WA                             Wamu Theater

23                    Vancouver, BC                       Ambleside Live

29                    Las Vegas, NV                        The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

30                    Las Vegas, NV                        The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

31                    Glendale, AZ                           Jobing.com Arena

 

SEPTEMBER

2                      Kansas City, MO                     Sprint Center

4                      Cleveland, OH                        Wolstein Center

8                      Philadelphia, PA                    Wells Fargo Center

9                      Boston, MA                            Xfinity Center

11                    Charlotte, NC                         Time Warner Cable Arena

12                    Atlanta, GA                             The Arena at Gwinnett Center

13                    Nashville, TN                         Bridgestone Arena

15                    Minneapolis, MN                   Target Center

16                    Chicago, IL                             Allstate Arena

18                    Toronto, ON                           Air Canada Centre