Ed Sheeran Has Announced A 2018 UK Tour And We Could Not Be More EXCITED!

28 June 2017, 15:59 | Updated: 28 June 2017, 16:15

Ed Sheeran

The 'Shape Of You' star is coming to a stadium near you!

Ed Sheeran’s performance as a Glastonbury headliner might have divided people at the weekend – we’re very much in the pro-Ed camp, thank you very much –but the flame-haired has been quick to make the most of the attention it has afforded him.

The Suffolk star, who sings such Heart favourites as ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Galway Girl’, has now announced a huge UK and European tour, which he’s play next year. The UK leg will take in Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff Newcastle and two nights at Wembley Stadium in London. We’ll see you in the front row, dancing an Irish jig to ‘Galway Girl’.

Here’s the full list of dates:

Wednesday 9 May: Belfast, Boucher Playing Fields

Saturday 12 May: Galway, Pearse Stadium

Sunday 13 May: Galway, Pearse Stadium

Wednesday 16 May: Dublin, Phoenix Park

Friday 18 May: Dublin, Phoenix Park

Thursday 24 May: Manchester, Etihad Stadium

Friday 1 June: Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friday 8 June: Newcastle, St James’ Park

Friday 15 June: London, Wembley Stadium

Saturday 16 June: London, Wembley Stadium

Friday 22 June: Cardiff, Principality Stadium

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday 8 July, so be sure to snap them up, because you know they’re going to go quickly! Curiously, he's also made the cryptic suggestion: "That's not the end of the stadium tour, watch this space x"

This comes after Ed’s Glastonbury performance caused some controversy among fans who thought he was singing along to a backing track. In fact he uses a loop pedal, which replays the last few bars of music he plays on acoustic guitar. He was so upset at the suggestion that he felt compelled to hit back at detractors on Twitter, saying: “Never thought I'd have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it's a loop station, not a backing track. Please google x”

Yikes! To see Ed’s loop station in action, get yourself to one of his fantastic live shows next year!