MUSIC NEWS - Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced details for his 2015 North American headlining tour. The cross country trek will kick off at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center on May 6 and includes stops at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium and the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (see itinerary below from MNN). The shows are part of Sheeran’s highly successful worldwide tour which culminates with three sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for select dates starting on February 16, followed by general public on-sale tickets starting on Feb 20. Additionally, Sheeran will be among the top-billed performers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 2nd) and Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas (May 15).
The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s triumphant night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for 3 awards, including the prestigious “Album of the Year” for his RIAA platinum-certified album “x” (pronounced multiply). Sheeran’s other nominations came in the categories for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Song Written For Visual Media” for his song “I See Fire” from the feature film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Sheeran also received one of the biggest ovations of the night for his performance of his RIAA-certified Platinum single “Thinking Out Loud,” where he was joined by GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and Questlove. Sheeran returned to the stage to perform with the legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Both “x” and “Thinking Out Loud” shot to #1 on iTunes immediately following his appearance.