This lovable, red-headed English songwriter and hit-maker is traveling the world right now on his seemingly endless Divide Tour. In June, Ed Sheeran wrapped up four nights at a packed Wembley Stadium in London and now he has a full schedule of European tour dates ahead for July.
He’ll be making his way to the good ol’ US of A in August, just in time for you to squeeze in another summer concert! He’s got over 20 dates scheduled all over the States, so if you’re hoping to see him, get your tickets from Razorgator now!
This tour is in support of his album ÷ (yep, that’s a “divide” symbol) and it’s been going on since last year, with multiple legs in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and North America. People everywhere can’t seem to get enough of him! His album set tons of sales and streaming records. “Shape of You” actually hit one billion plays on Spotify, a claim only a handful of other artists can make.
When Sheeran finally comes back to the US, he’ll be hitting massive venues like the Rose Bowl, US Bank Stadium, Soldier Field, and Minute Maid Park. As of now, the last date on the Divide Tour is scheduled for Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 10th.
His opener for this leg of North American tour dates is the popular Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol. Their alternative vibe has won them fans all over the world, particularly in the UK, but they still hover beneath the surface of outright stardom in the US. (James Blunt was his opener last time Sheeran was in the US.)
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In 2017, Sheeran’s tour dates sold out quickly and demand was so high that he had to add additional dates in several cities across the world to appease fans. This year, he’s added second shows in Toronto, Foxborough, and East Rutherford. Sheeran has broken touring records for most tickets sold in Ireland in a single day (300,000) and headlining the biggest ever stadium tour in Australia and New Zealand (beating out AC/DC).
The point is, fans love Ed Sheeran. And Ed Sheeran loves them back, delivering a great show night after night, touring constantly, and filling setlists with songs from his latest album but also throwing in a few of the famous tracks that introduced us to the Englishman to begin with. So not only will you be hearing “Shape of You,” “Castle on the Hill,” and “Galway Girl” but you’ll more than likely hear “The A Team,” “Thinking Out Loud,” and “Don’t” as well.
Here’s a setlist that tells fans what to expect on his UK stadium tour. Word on the street is that they don’t really differ that much, so you’ll likely get the same in the US:
Divide Tour Setlist:
Castle on the Hill
The A Team
Don’t / New Man
I’m a Mess
Feeling Good / I See Fire
Thinking Out Loud
One / Photograph
Shape of You
So what’s a live Ed Sheeran performance like on this tour? Well, he’s a one-man band so all the focus is on him. There’s no fancy bells, whistles, props, or light shows. He’s no Taylor Swift. It’s simply Ed Sheeran. On stage. With his guitar and microphone stand. He creates loops with foot pedals to develop the songs and keeps the whole show completely live. No backing tracks here, guys!
If you don’t already love Ed Sheeran, listen to a little bit about how the man got his start and then decide. He sang in the church choir growing up and began writing songs at age 11. The little ginger boy was bullied for his stutter and lazy eye, but he felt in control when it came to music, learning to fix his speech issues by rapping Eminem songs. He headed to London at 14 where he began recording and selling CDs of his own music.
After recording several performances on YouTube, he headed off to the US without a record contract and sent his music out to anybody who would listen. Sheeran was invited onstage during a local radio show by a host whose interest he’d piqued. He received a standing ovation. The host of that show, none other than Jamie Foxx, let Sheeran sleep on his couch for six weeks until things started to gear up. Sheeran’s first release shot to the top of iTunes charts and he soon signed a record deal. His first album + (yep, that’s a “plus” sign) was an instant hit. He’s now sold over 1.2 million copies of it in the US alone.
Sheeran has since collaborated with artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Eminem, Macklemore, and The Weeknd. He’s written for Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Major Lazer, among others. And now he’s started his own record label, the appropriately named Gingerbread Man Records.
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