ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES SECOND METLIFE STADIUM SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 21
FAN PRE-SALE BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT 10AM ET, WITH GENERAL ON-SALE STARTING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AT 10AM ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – 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 second stop at MetLife Stadium on September 21 in addition to the September 22 show which went on sale in October – 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 Presale will begin Monday, February 12th at 10AM ET and run through Thursday, February 15th at 10PM ET. 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-sale is Friday, February 16th at 10AM ET. Ticket prices for the September 21 show are $39.50, $89.50 and $125.00. 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.