Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has sold out his November 1st headlining show at Madison Square Garden in just 3 minutes. Tickets went on sale to the public at 12noon ET today. Sheeran shared via Twitter (@EdSheeran) that a second MSG show has been added for October 29th. The show’s on sale date and other details will be announced shortly.
Amazingly, it was only last year that the 22-year old British sensation played his first New York City show – a sold out performance at the Mercury Lounge (cap 250) on January 31, 2012. Nearly a year to the day, he sold out Radio City Music Hall (January 30, 2013), part of a cross country headlining tour that also completely sold out. Sheeran will be attending the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, where his video for “Lego House” is nominated for “Best Male Video.” It was recently announced that he will be advising Christina Aguilera’s team on NBC’s “The Voice” this fall.
About Ed Sheeran:
Masterfully blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 22-year old’s debut album “+” has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum, and gold sales in nine countries around the world, including the U.S. where his international smash “The A-Team” has also been certified 2x-platinum and received a prestigious “Song Of The Year” GRAMMY nomination. Additionally, Sheeran nearly stole the show at this year’s 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, performing the song accompanied on piano by Sir Elton John. His ever-growing stateside fanbase has resulted in back-to-back, sold-out headlining tours of North America. Sheeran is currently hitting arenas and stadiums around the country as main support on Taylor Swift’s North American RED Tour. Back in his native England, Sheeran is a two-time BRIT Award winner (Best Male Artist, Best Breakthrough Artist) after leading the field with four nominations, while “The A Team” received the high honor of a 2012 Ivor Novello Award in the “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” category. “+” entered the U.K. Albums Chart at #1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist ever and is now certified 6x platinum. For additional news and information, please see www.edsheeran.com, www.twitter.com/EdSheeran, www.facebook.com/EdSheeranMusic and www.elektrarecords.com