Ed Sheeran hits UAE shores in November
Dubai date announced for the Autism Rocks arena, November 23
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform on November 23 , for a one night only performance at The Autism Rocks Arena.
Pre-sale will commence May 9 via the Dubai Calendar App, with general tickets on sale starting May 11 via www.117live.com.
The gig comes at the end of a phenomenal year so far for 26-year-old Sheeran.
Delivering the biggest musical comeback in recent years, Ed’s dual singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” have taken the globe by storm, hitting the #1 and #2 spots across the charts worldwide while seeing the Suffolk native break a magnitude of records along the way.
On course to cement his third week at #1 and #2 respectively in the UK’s Official Singles Chart (Ed made OCC history as the first-ever artist to land the two spots respectively with two brand new tracks), he recently conquered more milestones in the USA after landing his first-ever #1 as a performer on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Shape Of You” – and with “Castle On The Hill” sitting closely behind at #6 on the chart, Ed also became the first artist to debut in Billboard’s Top 10 with two songs simultaneously.
Not to mention the huge assortment of Spotify records broken by the troubadour, making history with the biggest-ever ‘one week’ and ‘one day’ streams for a track, globally with “Shape Of You” (the records were previously held by Drake’s “One Dance” and Adele’s Hello”, respectively).
Ed topped the streaming service’s biggest-ever opening 24 hour streams with both singles, surpassing previous title holders, One Direction. Reaching 132 combined #1 iTunes positions around the world and accomplishing Apple Music’s biggest-ever ‘day’ and ‘one week’ streams, the two singles have accumulated over 370 million worldwide streams to date. The official video for “Castle On The Hill”, shot in his native Framlingham, Suffolk, has already reached more than 156 million hits.
In addition to Ed’s epic rise with his recorded music, the Suffolk-born artist has also broken records in the live sphere.
In July 2015, Ed took to the stage of Wembley Stadium, solo, becoming the first-ever artist to headline the prestigious venue without a band – with just his trademark loop pedal and guitar – seeing him play to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights.
Securing a very special collaboration with Sir Elton John on the opening night, Ed followed with the release of his live DVD ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’ at the end of 2015, documenting the lead-up and live performances from the Wembley weekend.
Not only has Ed caught the headlines with his phenomenal solo concerts, he’s also been involved in an array of collaborative performances.
In 2012, Ed performed at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis for a version of the Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here”.
In 2015, Ed shared the stage with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr. at that year’s Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder.
His genre-defying third studio album ÷ (divide) was released in March this year through Asylum/Atlantic Records (available now).
Fans can register for official pre-sale tickets for the November gig now at www.117live.com.