ED SHEERAN TO PLAY INFINITE ENERGY ARENA AUGUST 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

 

ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR

 

INFINITE ENERGY ARENA

AUGUST 25TH

ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH AT 10AM

 

NEW ALBUM, “÷,” QUICKLY PROVING TO BE A GLOBAL PHENOMENON,

WITH HISTORIC SALES AND STREAMS AROUND THE WORLD

 

RIAA 2X PLATINUM CERTIFIED “SHAPE OF YOU” CONTINUES TO DOMINATE CHARTS,

INCLUDING BILLBOARD’S “HOT 100,” TOP 40 AND HOT AC RADIO,  iTUNES’ “TOP SONGS,” AND SPOTIFY’S “TOP 50”

 

"÷" AVAILABLE NOW

DOWNLOAD/STREAM “÷” HERE

 

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran has announced details for his North American arena tour, which includes a stop at Infinite Energy Arena on August 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 AM at InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the venue box office or by calling 770-626-2464. For complete tour details, please visit www.edsheeran.com/live.htm.

 

The tour celebrates Sheeran’s landmark third studio album, “÷.” The album – pronounced “divide” – includes the universal hit singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle On The Hill,” both of which made incredible chart entries after their simultaneous January release. “Shape of You” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – Sheeran’s first time atop the overall chart – and has remained there for six weeks total thus far. Meanwhile, “Castle On The Hill” entered the “Hot 100” at #6, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts in the chart’s 58-year history. “Shape of You” was quickly certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA, while “Castle on the Hill” earned gold -- the first two songs released in 2017 to achieve RIAA certifications this year.

 

“Shape of You” is currently #1 at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio outlets nationwide while also continuing to rule the top spot on iTunes’ “Top Songs” chart and Spotify’s “Top 50” (both Global and U.S.). The song’s official companion video – directed by MTV Video Music Award winner Jason Koenig– is further achieving record-shattering numbers of its own, with individual views in excess of 300 million at Sheeran’s official YouTube alone.

 

÷” has fast proven an even greater phenomenon than Sheeran’s 4x RIAA platinum certified second album, 2014’s “x.” Released March 3rd, the album immediately rocketed to #1 on iTunes charts in 96 countries around the world, including the United States and the United Kingdom. “÷” has also achieved historic levels of steaming success including the best-ever one day streams for a single artist (68,695,172), best one day streams for an individual album (56,727,861), and best first day streams for an individual album (56,727,861), the latter two statistics almost doubling the previous record-holder’s success. In addition, “Shape of You,” the album’s stellar first single, earned the best one day streams for a single track with a remarkable 10,123.630 streams – besting Sheeran’s own record set earlier this year upon the single’s initial release.

 

“÷” also stormed streaming worldwide charts, with all 16 of the album’s tracks forming the actual top 16 on Spotify’s “Top 50” in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The complete tracklisting also instantly entered Spotify’s “Global Top 50” chart, as well as the “Top 50” in 13 international markets including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

 

Sheeran is celebrating the announcement of the tour this morning with a live appearance in New York City’s Rockefeller Center as part of NBC’s TODAY “Citi Concert Series.” The performance continues a long series of high profile media appearances supporting “÷,” including NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS This Morning, and both the 59 Annual GRAMMY® Awards and the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

 

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Ed Sheeran – a multiple GRAMMY Award winner and 11-time GRAMMY nominee - has quickly established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 22 million albums sold and 4.7 billion Spotify streams. “÷”  follows the British singer-songwriter’s second full length album “x”(pronounced multiply) – released in 2014 – which proved to be both a critical and commercial phenomenon.  After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release, the album has since been certified 4x-Platinum in the US and earned two GRAMMY nominations, including the prestigious “Album Of The Year.” Additionally, “x” spawned four consecutive multi-platinum singles in “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Photograph,” and his global smash and biggest single to date “Thinking Out Loud,” which marked his first #1 at Top 40 radio and won a pair of GRAMMY awards, including highly coveted “Song Of The Year.”

 

Furthermore, “x” was a global sensation reaching #1 on album charts in 14 countries including his native United Kingdom, and topping 95 iTunes charts across the globe. One of the planet’s most popular live performers, Ed has played sold out headline shows at some of the biggest venues around the world, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, Suncorp Stadium in Sydney, and at London’s Wembley Stadium in front of 240,000 fans over 3 nights. Ed first broke through to the mainstream in 2012 with his debut album “+” (pronounced plus), which was a top 5 debut in the US  and spent three weeks at #1 in the UK. The 2x-Platinum “+” features “The A Team”, an international smash which earned Ed his first GRAMMY nomination (“Song Of The Year”) and has been certified 3x-Platinum in the US.

 

Sheeran launched his own imprint, Gingerbread Man Records, in 2015, with the signing of fellow British singer songwriter Jamie Lawson – whose self-titled album debuted at #1 in the UK – and Irish troubadour Foy Vance.

 

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ED SHEERAN

2017 NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR

 

JUNE

29                              Kansas City, MO                           Sprint Center

30                              Des Moines, IA                             Wells Fargo Arena

 

JULY

1                                St. Paul, MN                                  Xcel Energy Center

7                                Toronto, ON                                  Air Canada Centre

9                                Buffalo, NY                                     KeyBank Center

11                              Philadelphia, PA                          Wells Fargo Center

14                              Uncasville, CT                                Mohegan Sun Arena

15                              Uncasville, CT                                Mohegan Sun Arena

18                              Quebec City, QC                          Videotron Centre

19                              Montreal, QC                                Bell Centre

22                              Winnipeg, MB                               MTS Centre

23                              Saskatoon, SK                               SaskTel Centre

25                              Edmonton, AB                              Rogers Place

28                              Vancouver, BC                              Rogers Arena

29                              Tacoma, WA                                  Tacoma Dome

30                              Portland, OR                                  Moda Center

 

AUGUST

1                                Sacramento, CA                           Golden 1 Center

2                                Oakland, CA                                   Oracle Arena

4                                Las Vegas, NV                               T-Mobile Arena

5                                Glendale, AZ                                  Gila River Arena

6                                San Diego, CA                               Valley View Casino Center

10                              Los Angeles, CA                            Staples Center

15                              Denver, CO                                     Pepsi Center

17                              Tulsa, OK                                         BOK Center

18                              Dallas, TX                                        American Airlines Center

19                              Houston, TX                                   Toyota Center

22                              San Antonio, TX                           AT&T Center

25                              Duluth, GA                                     Infinite Energy Center

29                              Tampa, FL                                       Amalie Arena

30                              Miami, FL                                        American Airlines Arena

31                              Orlando, FL                                    Amway Center

 

SEPTEMBER

2                                Raleigh, NC                                    PNC Arena

3                                Charlotte, NC                                Spectrum Center

5                                Charleston, SC                              North Charleston Coliseum  

7                                Louisville, KY                                 KFC YUM! Center

8                                Indianapolis, IN                            Bankers Life Fieldhouse

9                                Cleveland, OH                               Quicken Loans Arena

12                              Omaha, NE                                     CenturyLink Center

15                              Chicago, IL                                      Allstate Arena

17                              St. Louis, MO                                 Scottrade Center

19                              Washington, DC                           Verizon Center

22                              Boston, MA                                    TD Garden

26                              Pittsburgh, PA                              PPG Paints Arena

27                              Detroit, MI                                     Little Caesars Arena

29                              Brooklyn, NY                                 Barclays Center

30                              Brooklyn, NY                                 Barclays Center

 

OCTOBER

3                                Columbus, OH                              Nationwide Arena

6                                Nashville, TN                                 Bridgestone Arena

 

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