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Ed Sheeran to play second night at Croke Park


Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran will play a second date at Croke Park on Saturday 25 July

The news comes after it was revealed that the pre-sales for his first concert at the venue had sold out.

Tickets for both Ed Sheeran dates at Croke Park, Friday 24 July and Saturday 25 July, will go on sale tomorrow Thursday, 26 February at 9am.

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 and now July 25.

“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.