New songs, new record, a Saturday Night Live performance and now an arena tour. Ed Sheeran is going to be one busy man for the rest of 2014.
After being on the RED tour with close friend Taylor Swift for what seems an eternity, Sheeran has announced that he will finally be heading out on his own on a North American tour. The tour is slated to begin on August 22 in Seattle at the Wamu Theater and will visit several other locations such as Boston and Atlanta in the United States as well as Vancouver and Toronto in Canada. The tour will then wrap up its time on September 18 in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.
At present time, there are only 15 dates that have been revealed, but there will reportedly be more dates revealed soon. Tickets for the currently revealed dates are scheduled to go on sale on April 26.
Sheeran’s tour is in support of his upcoming sophomore album, X which is scheduled to be released on June 23. Lead single “SING” has already infiltrated the radio and most likely to be second single, “Don’t” has already made its own debut at this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live.
While this move might seem a little bit of a bog step for the British import, Swift is one person who wasn’t shock about his move from opening act to starring attraction. In an interview with Billboard, Swift predicted his big move.
“A few months ago we were in Germany and Ed came along to surprise the crowd with his song ‘I See Fire,’ which is a huge hit there. It was the first time he’d played with a full band, and I saw this spark in his eye. I have a feeling the production of his live show will expand over the next few years, and I can’t wait to see it every step of the way.”
Check out all the current tour dates below and we will update as more dates get added.
ED SHEERAN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Aug. 22 — Seattle, WA (Wamu Theater)
Aug. 23 — Vancouver, BC (Ambleside Live)
Aug. 29 — Las Vegas, NV (The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan)
Aug. 30 — Las Vegas, NV (The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan)
Aug. 31 — Glendale, AZ (Jobing.com Arena)
Sept. 2 — Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
Sept. 4 — Cleveland, OH (Wolstein Center)
Sept. 8 — Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Sept. 9 — Boston, MA (Xfinity Center)
Sept. 11 — Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Sept. 12 — Atlanta, GA (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)
Sept. 13 — Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Sept. 15 — Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
Sept. 16 — Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
Sept. 18 — Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)