23 February, 2018

Ed Sheeran Reveals The Hand-Picked Supporting Artists For His Record-Shattering Tour

ICYMI; Ed Sheeran has officially destroyed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single tour, taking his current huge sprint of 14-dates, to a mind-blowing 18-date stadium marathon across Australia and New Zealand.

In just one week, the very awaited and record-breaking tour kicks off in Perth! Joining the already announced Melbourne treasure Missy Higgins (all Australian shows), Drax Project (all Auckland shows), and Six60 (all Dunedin shows) as special guests across the tour, Ed has today confirmed five rising artists who will cut their teeth on the main stage.

Joining Ed on his Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane shows will be up and coming Sydney singer-songwriter Fergus James. Singled out by Ed as one to watch, Fergus’ sound is a melting pot of finger-picked guitar, coated with soft folk lyrics. Opening all four of Ed’s Melbourne shows will be Australia’s own Bliss n Eso. Their most recent release Off The Grid debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Chart – their third consecutive album to do so – and received widespread critical acclaim.  Irish singer Ryan McMullan will open Ed’s three Sydney shows after supporting the European leg of the Divide Tour last year.

Wellington folk duo LOST BiRD will join Ed at all three of his Auckland shows and New Zealand singer-songwriter Mitch James who will open Ed’s three Dunedin shows.

in extra exciting news – final tickets have been released for Ed’s three shows at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. These new tickets will go on sale on Monday, 26 February from 12noon AEDT. Similarly in Perth, updated production information has allowed for new tickets to be released, also going on sale on Monday, 26 February from 9am Perth time.

This week, he also performed ‘Supermarket Flowers’ live at the BRITs. Absolute chills. Check it out below.