Ed Sheeran and U2 cancelled their shows in St. Louis over the weekend due to security concerns, amid ongoing protests following the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with murdering a black man. U2 were booked to play The Dome at America's Center on Saturday 16 September, while singer-songwriter Sheeran was supposed to perform a sold-out show at the Scottrade Center. However, police said they could not guarantee the typical level of security for a gig as protests continued in the city. U2 frontman Bono said he was 'deeply saddened" at the events in St Louis. "I found myself reading Dr King's speech from the National Cathedral and asking myself is this 1968 or 2017?" he said. A statement from Live Nation, U2's concert promoter, said: "We have been informed by the St Louis police department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event this size. "We have also … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran and U2 cancel St Louis shows over security concerns
ELLA Eyre has rejected criticism of Ed Sheeran’s inclusion on the Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist, instead revealing she would love the chance to collaborate with him. The pop star was also full of praise for Stormzy, the joint favourite for this year’s award alongside Sampha, claiming the grime star will go down in history following the release of his debut Gang Signs and Prayer. Speaking to The Sun Online at nominations launch inside The Langham hotel, Ella said: “There’s a few qualms about Ed Sheeran, but he wrote the biggest album of the year and there’s no denying he can write a bloody good pop song. I’d love to write a song with Ed Sheeran. “Stormzy’s amazing. and what a great guy. I love him. He really made an eclectic album that was accessible for all types of people and he’s going to go down in history I think. I love him as a person, even if he only appeared in one of my videos that would be great.” The Good Times … [Read more...] about Ella Eyre reveals she would love to collaborate with Ed Sheeran and claims Stormzy will go down in history as the artists battle it out for the Mercury Prize
Ed Sheeran says he "was always intending to come off Twitter" and denied it had anything to do with criticism of his cameo in Game Of Thrones' season premier episode, which he insists was "fuckin' awesome". The singer removed his entire presence from the site earlier this week, a month after claiming that he planned to stop using it. He reactivated his account less than 24 hours later however, regaining his millions of followers. Posting on Instagram, which he did not delete, the singer wrote: “I came off Twitter coz I was always intending to come off Twitter, had nothing to do with what people said about my Game of Thrones cameo.” He added: “I am in Game of Thrones, why the hell would I worry what people thought about that. It's clearly f***in' awesome.” His comments were published alongside “an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together.” Sheeran … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran denies deleting Twitter because of panned Game of Thrones cameo
Ed Sheeran's disappearance from Twitter was short lived as the singer's account reappeared hours after it was deleted following criticism of his recent Game Of Thrones cameo. All of his tweets since April 2015 on the @edsheeran account have been removed and the singer's more than 19 million followers have been reduced to less than 2,000. Sheeran had previously limited his activity on Twitter, saying that he could not cope with the online hate directed at him. His role in Game Of Thrones involved just two lines - "It's a new one", in reference to a song that Maisie Williams's character Arya Stark heard him singing, and "Worst place in the world", about King's Landing. But fans of the show had complained about having a celebrity included in a scene. Much of the criticism was around the fact that there seemed to have been little attempt to disguise his cameo - whilst other artists such as Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol were … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran is back on Twitter after everyone panned his Game of Thrones cameo
Ed Sheeran has deleted his Twitter account shortly after criticism over his cameo appearance in Game Of Thrones. The singer has removed his entire presence from the site, a month after claiming that he planned to stop using it. He had later retracted his comments in an Instagram post where he said: "I haven't quit anything" and said he simply wasn't reading Twitter comments. However since the first Game of Thrones episode of season 7 aired, where Sheeran appeared in a scene with Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, GoT fans have taken to social media to complain about his performance. show all … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran has deleted his Twitter account
Having headlined Glastonbury over the weekend, Ed Sheeran has announced a UK and Ireland tour. Update: After selling out, further tour dates have been added, including shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, and Cardiff. Starting May 2018 in Belfast, the troubadour will head into Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, London, finishing with a date in Cardiff. The second ticket sale begins Tuesday, 11 July at 9am and are available here. Full tour dates for Sheeran’s UK and Ireland tour available below. Wednesday, 9 May – Belfast, Boucher Playing Fields Saturday, 12 May – Galway, Pearse Stadium Sunday, 13 May – Galway, Pearse Stadium Wednesday, 16 May – Dublin, Phoenix Park Friday, 18 May – Dublin, Phoenix Park Thursday, 24 May – Manchester, Etihad Stadium EXTRA DATE: Sunday, 27 May - Manchester, Eithad Stadium Friday, 1 June – Glasgow, Hampden Park EXTRA DATE: Sunday, 3 June - Glasgow, … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran extends tour – here’s when to buy tickets
THIS week Ed Sheeran announced he was quitting Twitter thanks to the various trolls he has to deal with on an hourly basis. The singer revealed that he had decided to stop reading comments posted to him as he found them mean and destructive. He told the Irish Sun: “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it, I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. “Twitter’s a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.” Ed played Glastonbury a couple of weeks ago and faced a lot of backlash concerning his set online immediately afterwards. More than one Twitter user referred to him as a “ginger busker” and accused him of using a backing track. Before he left the social media site he responded saying: “Never thought I’d have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it’s a loop station, not a backing track. Please … [Read more...] about We could all learn a thing or two from Ed Sheeran’s social media detox
Having headlined Glastonbury over the weekend, Ed Sheeran has announced a UK and Ireland tour. Starting May 2018 in Belfast, the troubadour will head into Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, London, finishing with a date in Cardiff. Tickets go on sale Saturday, 8 July at 10 am and are available here. Full tour dates for Sheeran’s UK and Ireland tour available below. Wednesday, 9 May – Belfast, Boucher Playing Fields Saturday, 12 May – Galway, Pearse Stadium Sunday, 13 May – Galway, Pearse Stadium Wednesday, 16 May – Dublin, Phoenix Park Friday, 18 May – Dublin, Phoenix Park Thursday, 24 May – Manchester, Etihad Stadium Friday, 1 June – Glasgow, Hampden Park Friday, 8 June – Newcastle, St James’ Park Friday, 15 June – London, Wembley Stadium Saturday, 16 June – London, Wembley Stadium Friday, 22 June – Cardiff, Principality Stadium Tickets available here. … [Read more...] about How to get tickets for Ed Sheeran’s UK tour
Having headlined Glastonbury and announced a huge arena tour, Ed Sheeran has spoken about wanting to produce an 8 Mile-type biopic about Ipswich. Speaking to Q, the troubadour talked about his ambitions, saying that discussions regarding a film, based on his life and hometown, have been had. "I want to have an 8 Mile moment but 8 Mile meets Notting Hill,” he told the publication. "Not gritty like Detroit but, like, Ipswich. I've got loads of songs about Ipswich that haven't come out so I could make a soundtrack.” show all … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran says biopic will be 8 Mile based in Ipswich
“Galway Girl” may leave me as cold as the Irish coast, but I still like Ed Sheeran. He seems like a lovely chap, who’s worked his way up, and genuinely cares about music. And so it is a shame that he has been bullied so badly on social media. It makes my heart break – almost as if it were the string on a budget guitar. Headlines were made today as Sheeran confessed that he had “come off Twitter completely”, as online abuse had become too much for him. In spite of his 19 million followers, the star was hurt by the endless cruelty that has become all too commonplace on the site, with “irritating ginger busker” being one of the most repeated slurs against him. It’s a depressing state of affairs when anyone who dares to put themselves in the spotlight – even with the best of intentions and the least of malice – may find themselves pelted with verbal stones. Some might say that Sheeran is weak to remove himself from the … [Read more...] about Are we surprised Ed Sheeran quit Twitter when the latest study shows trolls are likely to be psychopaths?
The Official Singles Chart is getting an updated set of rules to help support new music. Changes are being made to help break upcoming artists and ensure the chart "continues to be a showcase for the new hits and talent which are the lifeblood of UK music". The major shake up will mean that artists will only be able to have their three most popular tracks (based on combined sales and streams) to feature in the official Top 100. In the past 12 months, major artists such as Ed Sheeran, Drake, Little Mix, Chainsmokers and The Weeknd have had several tracks in the Top 40 at the same time. Currently, the Official Singles Chart is calculated with a combination of physical and digital sales, and streams, with 150 streams counting as one sale. However, releases by artists such as Sheeran have been able to exploit this as millions of people use services such as Spotify and Apple Music to listen to an album from beginning to end - meaning that each track can have an … [Read more...] about The Official Single Chart rules are changing to prevent another Ed Sheeran incident
Having headlined Glastonbury over the weekend, Ed Sheeran has announced a UK and Ireland tour. Starting May 2018 in Belfast, the troubadour will head into Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, London, finishing with a date in Cardiff. The ‘Shape of You’ singer split opinion with his appearance at Worthy Farm, The Independent awarding two stars, calling it “one of the least satisfying headliners in recent memory”. Conversely, both The Guardian and Telegraph awarded the performance four stars, praising the singer’s ability to command the crowd. show all … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran has announced a huge UK and Ireland tour
Ed Sheeran has handed over his demands for Glastonbury, and they are - unsurprisingly - very straightforward. Unlike some riders which have become the stuff of legend (we're looking at you, Mariah), the 26-year-old 'Shape of You' singer appears to have kept his requests to a minimum. Ahead of his Sunday night headline slot, he has apparently asked for what is essentially the tuck shop from your old school and a quick trip to Wholefoods: a bottle of Robinsons fruit squash, six cans of fizzy drink, and a jar of Manuka honey. Katy Perry's rider reportedly asks that she has freeze-dried strawberries, pitta bread and salsa, with a bottle of Pinot Grigio and one bottle of Sprite. That may not sound like much, but if it's the same 45-page rider as the one leaked in 2011, she allegedly also wants two cream-coloured egg chairs, a fridge with a glass door, ornate French lamps, someone to wash and cut her fruit and vegetables... … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran’s rider for Glastonbury has been leaked
A cancer sufferer with only months to live was left "devastated" last night after her VIP tickets to see Ed Sheeran turned out to be fakes. Dion Yates, 18, was bought the tickets off Gumtree as a "bucket list" treat, but was turned away at the gates by security who spotted they were fake. Her mother Kerry today told how terrible it is to see her dying daughter deceived by crooks. Mrs Yates said: ""It's just terrible to see her this way." Cancer sufferer Dion was told in March that there was no more that doctors could do for her. Up to the day of the concert she had been too ill to go out. Both mother and daughter had made a special trip to London from their home in Lossiemouth, Scotland for the Ed Sheeran show. But they were left distraught when they reached the O2 Arena and found the tickets would not scan. The teenager was diagnosed in 2014 with Ewings sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, but despite treatment it has now spread. Mrs Yates, who owns a … [Read more...] about Cancer patient devastated at being caught in Ed Sheeran tickets con
Ed Sheeran fans have turned their attention to actress Saoirse Ronan as they praised her role in the singer's new Galway Girl video. Released on Thursday, the film shows the pair meeting in a pub in Ireland before embarking on a Guinness-fuelled night out and ending up in an attic room overlooking the sea. Sheeran said he filmed the video, which accompanies the track from his Divide album, by himself. Here's the Galway Girl video, shot by me, thanks to everyone who featured in it! x https://t.co/Z2xjzTSWvU - Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) May 4, 2017 While his legions of fans have lauded his latest creative venture, it is the appearance from The Grand Budapest Hotel star that has really impressed. I've watched the #GalwayGirlMusicVideo about 4 times now and I think I'm in love with Saoirse Ronan - Phoebe #freeballin (@AliveToLiveALie) May 4, 2017 New ed sheerhan 'galway girl' video is great, plus a cameo from saoirse ronan who is amazing ??? - jasper conway (@jasperconway1) May 4, 2017 I … [Read more...] about Is Saoirse Ronan the best thing about Ed Sheerans Galway Girl video?
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Ed Sheeran is fully under way with his huge 180 date ÷ (divide) world tour and he is heading to London very soon. The singer songwriter is performing at the O2 Arena on May 1 to May 3. He originally announced two shows but after selling those out his run was extended due to demand . The hitmaker is also returning in June for a fourth show to perform as part of the O2 Arena's 10th birthday celebrations. His recent singles "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" broke Spotify streaming records and charted at numbers one and two on the UK singles chart. It marked the first time an artist has ever achieved this feat with new songs. If that wasn't enough he went on to reach number one in album charts across the globe with ÷ (divide) including the US and UK where it became the third fastest selling record of all time. Sheeran added to his huge … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Ed Sheerans O2 Arena shows
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Ed Sheeran is gearing up for his three shows in London this May. The singer will perform at the O2 Arena on May 1-3. It is part of his huge 180-date ÷ (divide) world tour which kicked off earlier this month. He had originally announced two shows but after selling those out his run was extended due to demand. The hitmaker is also returning in June for a fourth show to perform as part of the O2 Arena's 10th birthday celebrations. His recent singles 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill' broke Spotify streaming records and charted at numbers one and two on the UK singles chart. It marked the first time an artist has ever achieved this feat with new songs. If that wasn't enough he went on to reach number one in album charts across the globe with ÷ (divide) including the US and UK where it became the third fastest selling record of all time. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Ed Sheerans O2 arena tour
It’s been less than 24 hours since Ed Sheeran returned from his self-imposed exile to gift us with two new songs. And as fans instantly fell in love with the new tracks from the guitar-wielding hit machine, two questions instantly crossed their minds. Firstly, it was the small matter of when Ed will head back on tour after he previously played a whopping three nights at Wembley Stadium. By the looks of things, there’s going to be quite the demand for tickets. Unfortunately, we’re still in the dark about an answer to this one. We reckon he’ll be announcing his album release date pretty soon, and you can expect some mammoth tour dates to inevitably come soon after that. And then there’s the Glastonbury question. Will Ed be headlining the Pyramid Stage this summer? He’s yet to be officially announced – but bookmakers have suspended betting on that possibility, so it looks pretty goddamn likely. It seems like you lot want it to happen too, after … [Read more...] about Everyone’s getting excited about Ed Sheeran ‘headlining Glastonbury and going on tour’
Polydor Records Ellie Goulding is baring it all for her upcoming album, Delirium. The 28-year-old English singer released the cover art for her third studio album earlier this week and she dropped her new single "On My Mind" on Thursday. Wearing an oversize fur coat sans a bra or shirt and leaving little to the imagination, the "Burn" beauty strikes a sexy pose and flashes a hint of cleavage as her blond tresses sweep across her face. Produced by Max Martin (who is also the force behind Goulding's hit "Love Me Like You Do"), the lead single for Goulding's third album has that quintessential Ellie sound: the perfect mix of an upbeat tune and soulful lyrics. READ: Ellie Goulding says she was "never in a relationship" with Ed Sheeran While it's only been hours since Goulding dropped her latest single, many fans have already begun to speculate that the song is about Ed Sheeran, who was rumored to have penned the 2014 diss track "Don't" about his relationship with the "Love Me Like You … [Read more...] about Ellie Goulding Goes Shirtless for Delirium Album Cover, Drops New Single ”On My Mind”—Is It About Ed Sheeran?