English singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ed Sheeran got his start in music at the age of four, singing in a church choir. He learned how to play the guitar shortly after and began writing songs in high school. Listed below are some of the listings for the best tickets possible to see Ed Sheeran. If you are willing to spend the extra money on the best seats, your experience level will go up substantially.
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Before he rose to stardom, Ed independently released his first collection of recorded music in 2004 called Spinning Man. In 2008, he moved to London and started playing small live music venues. The following year, he released an EP, You Need Me, before going on tour with Just Jack. He also started studying music at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey.
In 2010, Sheeran was invited to tour with rapper Example after posting a video that caught his attention on SB.TV. That same year, he released another EP titled Loose Change, followed by two others shortly thereafter; Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford and Songs I Wrote with Amy. The latter was a collaborative project with British singer/songwriter Amy Wadge. Later in 2010, Ed Sheeran was invited to perform at The Foxxhole in Los Angeles, which is run by actor Jamie Foxx.
As Ed’s music career started to gain momentum in the mid-2000s, his popularity grew. He was becoming known on YouTube and through praises from his expanding fan base. It wasn’t long before people started spending money on tickets to see him play live.
In 2011, his next EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project, reached #2 on the iTunes chart, selling more than 7,000 copies in the first week. Not long after that, he was signed to Asylum Records. His first album under Asylum was + (plus) and was certified seven-times platinum in the UK.
The single from the album, “The A Team,” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammys, which was the year he took the stage to perform the song with the legendary Elton John. Prior to his Grammy nomination, Ed Sheeran won Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.
He won another Brit Award in 2015 for Album of the Year for his second studio album, x (multiply). The song “Thinking Out Loud” from that album also won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
After releasing his third album, ÷ (divide), Ed became the first artist to have two songs- “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”- debut in the US top 10 in the same week. He also broke the record for most top 10 UK singles from one album, amassing ten top 10 singles on the UK Singles Chart. The album ÷ was the best-selling album in 2017 worldwide.
Ed Sheeran is mostly known for his music but he also has acting credits on his resume. He made his acting debut in 2014 on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and has had recurring roles on The Bastard Executioner and Home and Away. In 2016, he made a cameo in the film Bridget Jones’ Baby, where Renee Zellweger’s character encountershim at the Glastonbury Festival. Sheeran also appeared in a scene from Game of Thrones in 2017 with actress Maisie Williams.
Sheeran has embarked on three different headlining tours, each named after and intended to promote his first three albums; the + Tour the x Tour, and the ÷ Tour (the fourth-highest-grossing concert tour of all time). He has also gone on tour as an opening act for Snow Patrol, Taylor Swift, and The Rolling Stones.
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In 2015, Ed started his own record label, Gingerbread Man Records, as an imprint of Warner Music Group. The first artist signed to his label was Jamie Lawson, whom Sheeran met in London. His second artist signing was Foy Vance. The label has an accompanying YouTube channel that highlights songs and videos from the artists, with a few that feature Sheeran.
The Ed Sheeran Experience
Ed Sheeran is generally mild-mannered in demeanor but he does enjoy a good joke, story, or spontaneous jam session on occasion. He performs his songs with candor, drawing fans in so they feel like they are part of the story he’s singing.
Ed Sheeran has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide. His second and third studio releases are on the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. Clearly, seeing him play live is a must-have experience. This is your chance to get the best tickets for an Ed Sheeran concert. Make the big leap and grab some of the best seats when they are available. You’ll be glad you did when you go see him live.