Ed Sheeran Takes On NA Arenas

He’s got a hit album, and a legions of fans around the globe, so you knew it was only a matter of time before Ed Sheeran decided to head to North America. His venues of choice are arenas, and he has a whole swathe of them lined up.

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– Ed Sheeran
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

The gargantuan routing runs for more than three months, opening in Kansas City, Mo.’s

Ed’s new album, ÷ (pronounced “divide”), contains the smash hit “Shape of You” and is already charting around the globe. He’s been all over American television in recent months, with performances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

In case you haven’t heard the hot single off his new album or seen the music video, check it out below. It takes a humorous turn near the end.

The former Pollstar HotStar will next play in Torino, Italy, on March 16. He has multiple-nights at some of his favorite venues in the United Kingdom through April and May and then he does Central and South America. There are then three nights in Mexico before he continues through North America.

Sheeran is at the top of his game these days, and he has the haters to prove it. He is currently embroiled in two lawsuits claiming he ripped off the melodies for his hits “Photograph” and “Thinking Out Loud.”

Here is the U.S. and Canada plan:

June 29 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
June 30 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
July 7 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
July 9 – Buffalo, N.Y., KeyBank Center
July 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
July 14 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Arena
July 15 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Arena
July 18 – Quebec City, Quebec, Centre Vidéotron
July 19 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
July 22 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
July 23 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
July 25 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place
July 28 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
July 29 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
July 30 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Aug. 1 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
Aug. 2 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Aug. 4 – Las Vegas, Nev., T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 5 – Glendale, Ariz., Gila River Arena
Aug. 6 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Aug. 15 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Aug. 17 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
Aug. 18 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Aug. 19 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Aug. 22 – San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
Aug. 25 – Duluth, Ga., Infinite Energy Center
Aug. 29 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
Aug. 30 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
Aug. 31 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Sep. 2 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena
Sep. 3 – Charlotte, N.C., Spectrum Center
Sep. 5 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Coliseum
Sep. 7 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Sep. 8 – Indianapolis, INBankers Life Fieldhouse
Sep. 9 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Sep. 12 – Boise, Idaho, CenturyLink Arena Boise
Sep. 15 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
Sep. 17 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
Sep. 19 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Sep. 22 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Sep. 26 – Pittsburgh, Pa., PPG Paints Arena
Sep. 27 – Detroit, Mich., Little Caesars Arena
Sep. 29 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Sep. 30 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Oct. 3 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
Oct. 6 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena

Presales begin March 13. The general onsale begins March 17 at 10 a.m. local time, except for the July 19 gig in Montreal, which goes on sale at noon. Learn more at EdSheeran.com.