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Ed Sheeran.Ed Sheeran Announces Huge 2018 UK Tour.
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his nationwide 2018 UK stadium tour, marking the biggest tour of his career to date! Kicking-off at Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields on 9 May, Ed will follow with shows in Manchester (Etihad Stadium – 24 May), Glasgow (Hampden Park – 1 June), Newcastle (St James’ Park – 8 June) and London (2 x Wembley Stadium’s – 15/16 June), before closing at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 22 June. General sale commences on Saturday 8th July at 10am aside from Belfast, which will be on sale at 9am on the same date at www.edsheeran.com

NB - there are no presales for this tour. All tickets will only become available on Saturday 8th July at 10am aside from Belfast, which will be available at 9am on the same date.

Ed’s 2018 tour news - which is on course to become the UK's biggest tour routing of next year – closely follows the troubadours’ phenomenal Glastonbury headline performance. Commanding thousands at the Pyramid Stage on Sunday evening, pulling in one of the festivals’ biggest-ever crowds, and with over 3 million viewers tuning in from home, Ed continues his rise as one of the world’s most successful and unique musical talents. Next year’s tour will see 26-year-old Sheeran return to Wembley Stadium for the first time since his record-breaking stint in 2015, when he became the first-ever artist to play the stadium solo [with just his loop pedal and guitar] over three consecutive, sold out nights.

Released in March this year, Ed’s third studio album ÷ (pronounced “divide”) reigns as 2017’s biggest-selling album of the year thus far, having sold over 8 million copies, globally, in the space of three months: 2 million sales come from the UK alone. Not to mention Ed’s gigantic comeback single “Shape of You”; a track that has surpassed 1.5 BILLION streams in less than six months!

It was recently announced that Ed, who was recently awarded a Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017 Hal David Starlight Award for his contribution to music, is soon to be honoured with an MBE for his services to music and charity.

2018 UK STADIUM TOUR
               
Wednesday 9 May               Belfast                                  Boucher Playing Fields

Thursday 24 May                 Manchester                          Etihad Stadium
Friday 1 June                        Glasgow                                 Hampden Park
Friday 8 June                        Newcastle                             St James’ Park
Friday 15 June                      London                                  Wembley Stadium
Saturday 16 June                 London                                  Wembley Stadium
Friday 22 June                      Cardiff                                    Principality Stadium

GENERAL SALE
Manchester/Glasgow/Newcastle/London/Cardiff - Saturday 8th July // 10am // www.edsheeran.com
Belfast – Saturday 8th July // 9am // www.edsheeran.com
SECONDARY TICKETS – PLEASE READ

Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using secondary ticketing websites for profit. On this tour, any tickets that are resold will not be valid unless they are bought and sold through Ed’s official resale partner, Twickets, which allows fan to fan sales at face value + booking fee only – this means no profit to touts and no one getting ripped off. On all the stadium dates you will be required to bring your tickets, booking confirmation and credit card, plus a valid form of ID or you will not be granted entry to the show.


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 Band Of The Month - October 2016 - The Beards

The BeardsThe Beards - Sadly all good things must come to an end and this year see’s everyone’s favourite Australian Bearded rockers The Beards calling it a day, the band who formed back in 2005 have made a career of singing about Beards and in the ten years they have been together as a band they have toured constantly and released 4 studio albums titled ‘The Beards’, ‘Beards, Beards, Beards’, ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’, ‘The Beards Album’ and also the most recent greatest hits ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ and every song on these albums is about beards.

Back at the start of the year the band announced that they were calling it a day and frontman Johann Beardraven had this to say “We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music, everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”

The band have spent the majority of the year touring across Australia saying a final farewell to their homebound fans and now the band are currently touring across mainland Europe before saying a final farewell to their UK fans in the middle of October and it is the perfect time to see the band on the live circuit as not only is it a farewell tour but the band will also be playing two jam-packed sets of bearded anthems from their impressive back catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide.

The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.

 
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge 
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala

The Beards - If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard, You've Got Two Beardless Mums


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