Ed Sheeran has been a busy lad this year. Not only has he released No. 6 Collaborations Project which features a number of megastars including Eminem and 50 Cent, but he’s currently taking part in the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time. On top of that, he’s even managed to squeeze in his own tomato ketchup advert and get his face printed in thousands of the iconic bottles. You wonder where he finds the time to spend all his hard-earned cash.
Well, if you want to see Ed Sheeran on tour with your own eyes and be a part of his record-breaking tour then it’s not too late. As the tour comes to an end, he’ll be serenading crowds at Chantry Park in Suffolk over four dates and there are some tickets left, but they’re going fast. Here’s the latest on the music gigs and on how you can sing along with the Shape of You singer.
Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful singers ever. Credit: PA
When Ed found out about the success of his Divide tour, he took to Instagram to thank his army of fans for their continued support and said he will ‘never forget’ the Divide tour. He wrote: “Today the Divide tour broke the all time tour record set by U2. Its now the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time.
“Thanks so much for each and every one of you who have come to a show. 12 shows left, will never forget it x.”
Ed, who grew up in Suffolk, has chosen three local acts to open the shows for him after he asked BBC Introducing to nominate artists for him. Ed received a lot of support from the show when he was starting out his music career so he’s happy to return the favour.
Ed Sheeran will be performing at Chantry Park in August. Credit: PA
The first act chosen was singer-songwriter Bessie Turner. She headlined the BBC Introducing state at Reading and Leeds Festivals this year and performed at Latitude Festival in Suffolk.
When she found out she was taking part in the tour she said: “I am so happy to be part of it.
“It is quite an amazing thing that is happening in our town – I think it is going to be something that goes down in history.”
Also set to perform at Chantry Park is Piers James, a hip-hop artist from Ipswich. He too has played at Latitude Festival. When asked about his reaction to this news he said: “I don’t know where my head is at.
Ed Sheeran Tickets For Chantry Park Are Now For Sale. Credit: PA
“I have been working so hard – I had actually forgotten about it. When I heard it I thought: ‘Am I sleeping – is this a dream?’
The final act to be picked by BBC Introducing is Salvador, an indie-rock band who share the same home town as Ed, Framlingham. When band member Jan Ashwell found out about the news, he admitted that he was ‘on the toilet’. He said: “They got in contact with us a while ago about doing a session, so I thought it was about that.
“Obviously I am still processing it. It is so exciting.”
If you want to get your hands on tickets to see Ed and the up and coming stars, you can do so here.