Ed Sheeran visits Canadian Tire Centre on June 3, 2015

GRAMMY-nominated Ed Sheeran – Wednesday, June 3


Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Ed Sheeran Fan Club members and American Express® card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Feb. 26, at 10 p.m.

Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced details for his 2015 North American headlining tour. The cross country trek – produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) – will kick-off at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center on May 6 and includes stops at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium and the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The dates are part of Sheeran’s highly successful worldwide tour, which culminates with three sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. Additionally, Sheeran will be among the top-billed performers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 2) and Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas (May 15). For more ticket information and tour updates, please visitwww.edsheeran.com.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s triumphant night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for three awards including the prestigious “Album of the Year” for his RIAA platinum-certified album x (pronounced multiply). Sheeran’s other nominations came in the categories for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Song Written for Visual Media” for his song I See Fire from the feature film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Sheeran also received one of the biggest ovations of the night for his performance of his RIAA-certified Platinum single Thinking Out Loud, where he was joined by GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and Questlove. Sheeran returned to the stage to perform with the legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Both x and Thinking Out Loud shot to No. 1 on iTunes immediately following his appearance.

Already proving to be one of the biggest songs of the year, Sheeran’s latest single Thinking Out Loudhas skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Hot AC radio chart and No. 2 at Top 40. Likewise, Thinking Out Loudstands tall at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning the acclaimed singer-songwriter the highest charting U.S. single of his career so far. Thinking Out Loud is the third single from x following back-to-back RIAA-certified Platinum singles Sing and Don’t. Already a global smash, Thinking Out Loud has already gone to No. 1 in nine countries around the world, including his native United Kingdom. Sheeran debuted the single in the U.S. with high profile performances of the song on CBS’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the season finale of NBC’s The Voice in December. The single’s beautifully-shot companion music video (http://youtu.be/lp-EO5I60KA) – directed by long-time collaborator Emil Nava – has already amassed over 215 million views and features Sheeran ballroom dancing, a skill he learned through intensive, five-hour training sessions over the course of 10 days during the North American leg of his worldwide arena tour.

Next up, Sheeran is set to appear on the syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show today for a post-GRAMMY performance of Thinking Out Loud. The acclaimed artist is also among the star-studded lineup performing on CBS’ Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute, which airs on Feb. 16. Sheeran will return to London to perform at this year’s BRIT Awards, where he’s nominated for four awards, including Male Solo Artist, Single and Album of the Year.

For additional news and information, please visit www.edsheeran.com, www.twitter.com/EdSheeran(@EdSheeran), www.facebook.com/EdSheeranMusic and www.atlanticrecords.com. Check out #EdOnTour2015 to see what fans are saying about the upcoming tour.

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