Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran has announced details for his North American arena tour. The tour will stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Friday, Aug. 4 (Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com).
The pre-sale for the T-Mobile Arena tour stop is scheduled to begin Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST and will run through Thursday, March 16 at 10 p.m. PST (supplies are limited). All remaining tickets will then be released to the general public for purchase Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. PST. For ticket information, visit axs.com or t-mobilearena.com.
The tour celebrates Sheeran’s landmark third studio album, “÷.” The album pronounced “divide” includes the universal hit singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle On The Hill,” both of which made incredible chart entries after their simultaneous January release. “Shape of You” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” Sheeran’s first time atop the overall chart and has remained there for six weeks total thus far. Meanwhile, “Castle On The Hill” entered the “Hot 100” at #6, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts in the chart’s 58-year history. “Shape of You” was quickly certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA, while “Castle on the Hill” earned gold — the first two songs released in 2017 to achieve RIAA certifications this year.
“Shape of You” is currently #1 at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio outlets nationwide while also continuing to rule the top spot on iTunes’ “Top Songs” chart and Spotify’s “Top 50” (both Global and U.S.). The song’s official companion video directed by MTV Video Music Award winner Jason Koenig is further achieving record-shattering numbers of its own, with individual views in excess of 300 million at Sheeran’s official YouTube alone.
“÷” has fast proven an even greater phenomenon than Sheeran’s 4x RIAA platinum certified second album, 2014’s “x.” Released March 3rd, the album immediately rocketed to #1 on iTunes charts in 96 countries around the world, including the United States and the United Kingdom. “÷” has also achieved historic levels of steaming success including the best-ever one day streams for a single artist (68,695,172), best one day streams for an individual album (56,727,861), and best first day streams for an individual album (56,727,861), the latter two statistics almost doubling the previous record-holder’s success.
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