Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his first-ever North American headline tour. The “VH1 You Oughta Know Tour with Ed Sheeran” gets underway September 19th at Boston’s House Of Blues and continues through early October (see itinerary below). He touches down in Vancouver October 4th at the famous Commodore Ballroom.
Presale tickets for the “VH1 You Oughta Know Tour with Ed Sheeran” will be available to members of Sheeran’s online community beginning June 5th. In addition, access to presale tickets is being offered with pre-order bundles of the British singer/songwriter’s acclaimed debut album, “+.” All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on June 8th. For complete details visit www.edsheeran.com.
The British troubadour – who only just concluded his debut North American tour, serving as special guest alongside Snow Patrol – will further celebrate the release of “+” with a pair of major headline shows in New York City, both of which sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale. Ed will perform at Bowery Ballroom on June 11th (a 16 years old-and-over show), and Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 12th. The two stateside shows follow a number of high profile performances overseas, including tonight’s appearance at The Royal Diamond Jubilee Concert, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, where he will share the stage with such rock royalty as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir Tom Jones, and Jay-Z.
His major label debut single, “The A Team,” arrived in June 2011 and instantly proved an unqualified sensation, entering among the top 3 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The track spent 11 consecutive weeks in the U.K. Top 10, making history as 2011’s highest charting, biggest selling debut single.
Released in December 2011, Sheeran’s U.S. debut EP, “THE A TEAM,” features four extraordinary tracks previously unavailable here in the former Colonies, including, of course, “The A Team.” A special iTunes version of the EP – available exclusively on the iTunes Store – is augmented by an additional track, “Grade 8 (Live At The iTunes Festival London).”
As energetic and engaging on stage as he is on record, Sheeran spent much of last year doing what he does best – playing sold out shows all over the U.K., including acclaimed festival appearances at such annual extravaganzas as Glastonbury, Lovebox, Bestival, Latitude, and Reading & Leeds Festivals. Vancouver fans have been waiting for Ed Sheeran and now the wait is over.
ED SHEERAN WITH GUESTS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2012
COMMODORE BALLROOM – VANCOUVER
Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:30PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH @ 10AM at www.LiveNation.com