Ed Sheeran Debunks Rumor of Pre-Recorded Performance During Glastonbury Festival

Fresh off the back of his Glastonbury appearance Ed has announced a massive seven Irish gigs for next year.

The Galway Girl singer will kick off the tourin 2018 at the recently redeveloped Parc Uí Chaoimh in Cork with two dates, followed by a show at Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields.

He took to Instagram this morning with a message that is sure to excite fans: "Announcing UK and Europe stadium tour tomorrow" - which really says it all.

Tickets for the Belfast date will go on sale at 9am, whereas as the other United Kingdom dates will be available from 10am on the 8th July. The tour, which is spread over May-August, will have seven stadium gigs in Ireland followed by acts in the United Kingdom and a few cities in Europe, reports The Sun. I remember the 14 year old kid who was knocking around in his bedroom so to see him headlining the pyramid stage, on his own, with a little acoustic guitar and I just thought wow, that's incredible.

Released in March this year, Ed's third studio album ÷ (pronounced "divide") reigns as 2017's biggest-selling album of the year thus far, having sold over 8 million copies, globally, in the space of three months.

Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using secondary ticketing websites for profit.

Earlier this year here at Key 103 we were lucky enough to be treated to an acoustic session with Ed Sheeran, here are a couple of videos from his visit. "This was the only picture I could find at short notice", he wrote. "So I have about 6, 7 at the moment".

"I've been working on this one since the same time as [debut album] Plus", he told The Sun.

Vanessa Coleman