Grammy-nominated singer back in Belfast in October

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Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling, Madison Square Garden conquering singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced his return to the UK/Ireland for what will be his first headline tour in almost two years.

The tour will see Ed Sheeran return to Belfast’s Odyssey arena on Wednesday, October 8.

Ed Sheeran’s second album will be released during 2014.

Masterfully blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran has enjoyed a meteoric rise. The 22-year old’s debut ‘+’ entered the U.K. Albums Chart at Number One with the highest opening week figures for a debut male solo artist ever and is now certified six times platinum in the UK.

The singer/songwriter is also a two-time BRIT Award winner (Best Male Artist, Best Breakthrough Artist), recipient of an Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’ for A Team and has gone on to become a genuine global phenomenon.

‘+’ has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum, and gold sales in different countries, including the US where A-Team has been certified two times platinum and received a prestigious Song Of The Year Grammy nomination.

His ever-growing stateside fan base has resulted in back-to-back, sold-out headlining tours of North America. After hitting arenas and stadiums around the country as main support on Taylor Swift’s North American RED Tour, Sheeran returned to New York City for a trio of sold-out headlining shows at the world-famous Madison Square Garden.

Sheeran wrote, produced, and recorded “I See Fire,” an original song for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

Sheeran capped off his amazing year with a pair of nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, including one for “Best New Artist’’

Says Sheeran: ‘’ I can’t wait to tour this new record, it’s been a long time coming. Looking forward to touring the UK and Ireland once again!’’

www.edsheeran.com

Tickets are £35.50 inc booking fee and are available from: Odyssey Box Office / all Ticketmaster outlets / online at www.ticketmaster.ie / and on their 24 hour booking line on 0870 243 4455. Sales may be subject to credit card charges and the commissions of agents. Standing tickets are available for over 16s only. In the seated areas over 14s are permitted unaccompanied, and under 14s are also welcome but only if accompanied by an adult. Doors 6.30pm.