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Ed Sheeran to play Croke Park in July


Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is set to play Croke Park as part of his world tour this summer.

The Thinking Out Loud singer revealed the news with Ryan Tubridy on 2fm this morning.

“I came over to Dublin to do the storytellers gig and I just felt like I needed to play in Dublin again this year, so we’ve got the Croke Park gig this summer,” he said.

Ed was the biggest selling artist of 2014 and will be the first solo artist to play Wembley Stadium in the UK when he performs for three nights there in July.

He had previously said he would not extend his current tour but made an exception to play Croke Park on July 24.

“I’ve never been to Croke Park before but I’ve heard the most amazing things about it,” he said. “I never expected to play there, they only do three concerts a year there so I never expected it.

“I enjoyed Dublin enough to extend a tour I said I wouldn’t extend,” he added.

The Script will be playing at GAA HQ in June supported by American rapper Pharrell Williams.

Ed (24) also revealed that surprising fan Amy on the Late Late Toy Show was  one of his top career moments.

“I’ve never had anything with a reaction like that. If I’m in the airport or in the pub that’s the first thing that people being up, so it’s pretty big,” he said.

Later this year he’ll be taking some time out to work on his third album.

“Croke Park will be the last thing I do for a year because I want to make sure my third album is properly good. I think I have three songs that are really stellar and I have a year and a half to keep working away on it,” he said.

Earlier this month, the Herald had reported that Bruce Springsteen would be announced as the other act to play Croke Park this summer.

Unfortunately, our sources on this were incorrect and we apologise to any fans of The Boss left disappointed.

Tickets for Ed’s Croke Park gig go on sale on February 26