Ed Sheeran Targets Arenas

Ed Sheeran’s upcoming summer tour of North America will mark the British singer/songwriter’s first arena headlining run across the continent. Presales for select dates begin next week.

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Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del.

Another first for Sheeran is that the adventure will be his first stateside tour supporting his upcoming album x (pronounced Multiply), which arrives June 23.  The album’s first single,  the Pharrell Williams-produced “Sing,” landed in the Top 3 on iTunes singles chart.

Here’s the schedule:

Aug. 22 – Seattle, Wash., WaMu Theater
Aug. 23 – West Vancouver, British Columbia, Ambleside Park
Aug. 29 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
Aug. 30 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
Aug. 31 – Glendale, Ariz., Jobing.com Arena
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, Ohio, Wolstein Ctr. / Cleveland St. Univ.
Sept. 8 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 9 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena
Sept. 12 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Sept. 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 15 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Sept. 16 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
Sept. 18 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre

Expect more dates to be announced.

Presales for Toronto, Mansfield and Rosemont begin April 22 with general onsales launching April 25.  Check out EdSheeran.com for more information.