ED SHEERAN SET TO WOW 200,000 FANS IN CITY:
IF 2017 belonged to one man in music, it was Ed Sheeran. The most streamed artist on Spotify, the best-selling album across the world, and dominating the airwaves to such an extent that even Sir Elton John reportedly told his musical mate that he was sick of hearing him.
While Ed’s record-breaking album of last year, Divide, clearly unified the mass market, spawning hit after hit song, this year it’s all about Ed paying back those fans with some eagerlyanticipated live performances.
When he announced his UK stadium tour last year, it sent fans into a frenzy.
One night at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium swiftly sold out and date after date was added until we can now expect a huge run of four back-to-back appearances at the home of Manchester City next weekend.
Some 200,000 fans will be heading to Eastlands on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and can expect all of Ed’s biggest songs on the setlist including that eight billion-streamed megahit Shape Of You, fan favourite Sing and debut hit The A Team.
Halifax-born Ed, 27, started the tour in Belfast earlier this month, and five-star reviews swiftly followed.
Ed, who was awarded a Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017 Hal David Starlight Award for his contribution to music, was also honoured with an MBE for his services to music and charity by Prince Charles in December.
The royal seal of approval as well? Ed’s world domination appears complete.
Ed Sheeran plays the Etihad Stadium on Thursday May 24, Friday May 25, Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27. May 24, 25, 26 tickets sold out, but there is still availability for May 27 - and hospitality packages available for all dates. For up-to-date ticket availability see ticketmaster. co.uk. Gates open at 5pm
Ed Sheeran playing live and, below, Ed with his MBE for his services to music and charity