Published : Monday, September 25, 2017 | 5:25 AM
Pasadena’s Rose Bowl will be the kick-off venue of English singer-songwriter star Ed Sheeran’s 15-show stadium tour across North America just announced for late summer and fall 2018 following the chart-busting success of his “Shape of You.”
In his first live Instagram post to his fans last week from Boston where he performed a concert, the 26-year old Sheeran announced that his first stadium tour starts at the Rose Bowl on August 18 next year and wraps up on November 10 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
General concert tickets will go on sale on October 20 with a fan only pre-sale on October 16.
“Hi guys, I’m backstage here in Boston, we’re wrapping-up a few North America arena dates before heading back to Europe. It’s been so great in the States that I’ve come to Instagram and tell you myself that I will be coming back in 2018. This time, we’re hitting stadiums,” Sheeran told his fans on his Instagram live post.
“I also want to mention that we are working hard to get tickets directly to fans. Now this is an important thing. So we will be doing a fan only pre sale for these new stadium shows. Registration is open now. Tickets will be officially available on October the 16th. For more info and see all dates, head to edsheeran.com.” he said.
Sheeran added that he would make sure that the concert tickets will be made affordable and accessible to his fans.
“We gonna make sure that its all fair. Tickets will be affordable and will not go to second ticketing sites. I hope to see you next year when I come back in 2018,” he said.
After the August 18, 2018 concert kick-off at the Rose Bowl, Sheeran performs next at the CenturyLink Field in Seattle (August 25), Toronto Rogers Center (Aug 30), St, Louis MO Busch Stadium (Sept. 6), Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium (Sept. 15), East Rutherford NJ Metlife Stadium (Sept 22), Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field (Sept. 27), Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium (Oct. 13), Fargo ND Fargodome (Oct. 17), Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium (Oct. 20), Dallas Texas AT&T Stadium (Oct. 27), New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Oct. 31), Houston Minute Maid Park (Nov. 3), Tampa FL Raymond James Stadium (Nov. 7) and Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Nov. 10).
“Shape of You” has beaten Canadian rap star Drake’s “One Dance” to take the title of the most streamed song on Spotify with over 1.3 billion plays since its release.
“One Dance” was the first track to ever hit the one billion mark on Spotify with his album “More Life” becoming the most-streamed record on its first day of release in January.
“Shape of You” also debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to spend 36 weeks in the charts. The song was also hit in several countries and easily hit one billion streams six months after its release.