Thursday 24 August 2017

Ed Sheeran set to announce UK and European stadium tour

Ed Sheeran on stage at Croke Park in 2015. Photo: Arthur Carron
Ed Sheeran on stage at Croke Park in 2015. Photo: Arthur Carron
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Fresh from his rousing Glastonbury headliner on Sunday night, Ed Sheeran is poised to announce a new UK and European stadium tour.

The star took to Twitter on Tuesday to tell his 19m followers the news that he will reveal tour dates on Wednesday.

He also dropped the news on Instagram with an odd choice of image:

Announcing UK and Europe stadium tour tomorrow. This was the only picture I could find at short notice x

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

It is expected that Sheeran will include at least one Irish date on the upcoming tour, possibly at Croke Park.

The 26 year old singer played two nights at the 3 Arena in April and last year he played two sold out gigs at Croke Park, having also played one night at the Dublin venue the previous year.

The news comes as Sheeran also revealed that he has been working on his fourth album for six years, after he started to create it at same time as his debut record.

put out Plus in 2011, Multiply in 2014 and Divide in 2017, but said he has spent the entire time gradually adding to his next release.

He told The Sun: “I’ve been working on this one since the same time as Plus.

“Every year I write a song that will go on it. So I have about six, seven at the moment.”

Sheeran added that the fourth album was less radio-friendly than some of his previous work, including Divide which has seen single Shape Of You as a regular fixture on playlists.

He said: “It’s not necessarily experimental but I don’t think there’ll be any hot radio songs on it this time.

“It’s a very acoustic record, very acoustic.”

The album is widely expected to be called Subtract, in keeping with his previous three titles, although Sheeran refused to confirm the name saying: “It’s within that vein.”

Ed Sheeran reveals he’s been working on his fourth album for six years 

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