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EXCLUSIVE: Ed Sheeran Announces North American Tour: 'I've Put a Lot of Time and Effort Into It'

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:31 AM PST, March 08, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Ed Sheeran Announces North American Tour: 'I've Put a Lot of Time and Effort Into It'

Ed Sheeran is going to see the "Shape of You" in person -- he's going on tour!

The 26-year-old singer announced an untitled arena tour in support of his just released album, ÷, on Wednesday ahead of his performance on the Today show.

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"It starts in June. I know we're going for four months, so it's within a fair few venues in the US, and then we're doing a bigger tour next year," Sheeran told ET's Jennifer Peros on Monday. "People will get the opportunity to see the show they want to."

According to the "Castle on the Hill" singer, the upcoming tour will be different from his previous concerts, in everything from staging to the set he'll perform.

"The staging and what's behind me [is going to be different from my past tours]," he continued. "I've put a lot of the time and effort into it, and it's gonna look impressive. In terms of it being a show… now I can do a show where it's singles, which is something I haven't been able to do before."

Each show will obviously include several hits from his latest album, which Sheeran concedes is much happier than 2014's x, which he wrote while on the road.

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"I've never actually made an album with time off. I've always made my album on the road where… well, it's not the most stable place for a relationship or a life. You know, you kind of live in a bubble that you create," he said. "That's how tour is, but it's a very weird environment to be in [while] making an album."

Tickets go on sale on March 17 for Sheeran's 48-date tour, which kicks off on June 29 in Kansas City, Missouri, and ends on Oct. 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer will make several stops through California in August, including in Los Angeles on Aug. 10.

See the full schedule below:

June 29 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

June 30 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

July 1 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center

July 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

July 9 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center

July 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

July 14 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

July 15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

July 18 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

July 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

July 23 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre

July 25 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

July 28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

July 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

July 30 Portland, OR Moda Center

August 1 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

August 2 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

August 4 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

August 5 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena

August 6 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center

August 10 Los Angeles, CA Staples C

August 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

August 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

August 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center

August 22 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

August 25 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center

August 29 Tampa, FL Amalie Center

August 30 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

August 31 Orlando, FL Amway Center

September 2 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

September 3 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

September 5 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum

September 7 Louisville, KY KFC YUM! Center

September 8 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse

September 9 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

September 12 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center

September 15 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

September 17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

September 19 Washington, DC Verizon Center

September 22 Boston, MA TD Garden

September 26 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

September 27 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

September 29 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

September 30 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

October 3 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

October 6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

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