Buy tickets for Ed Sheeran's 2018 UK stadium tour
- Craig Angus
- 28 June 2017
Superstar singer-songwriter announces shows fresh off the back of headlining Glastonbury, and will play Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Cardiff, plus two dates at London's Wembley Stadium
The Glastonbury headliner for 2017, who's sold 26 million albums worldwide and can practically fill the top ten of the singles chart by himself, will kick off the run of shows at Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields on Wed 9 May, before taking himself around six huge stadiums across the mainland UK.
He starts the run at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Thu 24 May, before playing Hampden Park in Glasgow on Fri 1 Jun, and St James' Park in Newcastle the following Friday. Sheeran will then fill Wembley Stadium in London on Fri 15 and Sat 16 Jun, before finishing off the tour at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Fri 22 Jun.
After years of hard work travelling around the UK playing open mic nights, during which time the Yorkshire-born, Suffolk-raised singer found celebrity fans as varied as Example, Rio Ferdinand and even Jamie Foxx, Sheeran released his debut album + in 2011, which featured the singles 'The A Team', 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' and 'Lego House'.
2014's X brought Sheeran his first number one single in 'Sing' a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, and also contained the acoustic ballad 'One'. This year's ÷ became the fastest selling solo album by a male artist in the UK's history. Sheeran played 'Castle on the Hill, 'Eraser', 'Shape of You and 'Galway Girl' from the record on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last Sunday, by just an acoustic guitar and loop pedal. A brave move, maybe, but when you're one of the biggest stars in the world, it's no biggie.
Ed Sheeran 2018 UK tour dates:
Wed 9 May – Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast
Thu 24 May – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Fri 1 Jun – Hampden Park, Glasgow
Fri 8 Jun – St James' Park, Newcastle
Fri 15 Jun – Wembley Stadium, London
Sat 16 Jun – Wembley Stadium, London
Fri 22 Jun – Principality Stadium, Cardiff