Ed Sheeran Announces Massive 'Divide' Arena Tour

Rolling Stone cover star Ed Sheeran has charted a massive North American tour in support of his new LP Divide.

Sheeran, who announced the arena tour on Wednesday, will start June 29th at Kansas City's Sprint Center. The 59-date trek will conclude October 6th in Nashville, Tennessee.

A pre-sale for the tour will launch March 13th on Ticketmaster, which will roll out its new Ticketmaster Verified Fan– a tech product that aims to ensure fans and not bots get in-demand tickets – for the event. A general on-sale will follow on March 17th.

While Sheeran will play North American arenas this tour, the singer told Rolling Stone that he has even bigger aspirations. "I want to do stadiums everywhere," Sheeran said. "Like George Strait's level – he tours every four years, does a couple of stadiums and then fucks off again."

Ed Sheeran Tour Dates
June 29 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
June 30 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 7 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 9 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
July 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 14 & 15 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
July 19 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 22 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
July 23 - Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
July 25 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 29 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 30 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 1 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 2 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 4 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
August 5 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
August 6 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
August 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
August 15 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 17 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
August 18 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 19 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
August 22 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
August 25 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
August 29 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
August 30 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
August 31 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
September 2 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
September 3 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
September 5 - Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
September 7 - Louisville, KY @ KFC YUM! Center
September 8 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
September 12 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
September 15 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
September 17 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
September 19 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
September 22 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
September 27 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
September 29 & 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 3 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
October 6 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

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Ed Sheeran Announces 48-Date North American Arena Tour

Ed Sheeran announced a 48-date North American arena tour on Wednesday (March 8), slated to kick off at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on June 29 and run through an Oct. 6 show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. All pre-sales for the massive outing in support of Sheeran's third album, Divide (styled as ÷), will be powered by Ticketmaster's new Verified Fan software, which is intended to help artists combat bots and get tickets into the hands of true Sheerios.

Pre-sales are set to begin on Monday (March 13) at 10 a.m. local time and run through March 16 at 10 p.m. local time; general public tickets go on sale March 17 at 10 a.m. local; for more information click here.

The tour will celebrate the tremendous success the Grammy-winning singer has had with his third LP, including the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 debut of "Shape of You," which has topped the chart for six weeks so far, while second single "Castle on the Hill" entered at No. 6, making Ed the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts in the chart's 58-year history. Divide also broke the 1 billion YouTube views mark just two days after its release last week.

Ed Sheeran Announces 2017 North American Tour Dates

Ed Sheeran is coming to a city near you.

Before his performance on NBC's Today Wednesday, the singer-songwriter announced on Twitter that he will be hitting the road in 2017 to support Divide, his just-released third album.

Divide broke Spotify records, receiving 56,727,861 streams in its first 24 hours. Early tracking estimates indicate the album will sell between 400,000-450,000 copies, ensuring a No. 1 debut.

Sheeran's North American tour will begin June 29 at the Spring Center in Kansas City, Mo., and will wrap Oct. 6 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Concert tickets will go on sale March 17.

A special pre-sale for fans begins at 10 a.m. ET March 13.

"I'm spending four months in America," he told Today's Carson Daly, Savannah Guthrie, Willie Geist and Al Roker. "It's the most time I've spent in any continent at all. We're going to put this tour on sale and see how it goes, and then maybe come back next year for some more." This time, he'll be headlining arenas, as opposed to singing at more intimate venues. "It's all about the crowd and whether the crowd gets onboard with it," he explained. "If someone connects with you, it doesn't matter how far away you are, if you can get them connected with a song."

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