It’s been a big month for talented singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. Aside from touring with Taylor Swift, it was announced that the 22-year-old will become the latest mentor for Christina Aguilera’s team on “The Voice,” and in even bigger news, he’ll headline a pair of shows at the esteemed Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Although it was leaked early that he would be playing at the venue, Sheeran still took time to personally deliver the news of the Nov. 1 show via Twitter on Aug. 24.
My dad always said you haven't made it til you've played MSG so it's a massive honour. Presage being announced today— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) August 20, 2013
In light of the incredible response by fans, which resulted in the concert selling out in a mere three minutes, Sheeran again took to Twitter on Aug. 26 to announce the addition of one more show set for Oct. 29.
I'm very happy to announce a 2nd date at MSG on October the 29th. Tickets go on sale after labour day x— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) August 23, 2013
Sheeran also will be appearing on the remainder of Swift’s U.S. tour dates, including shows at Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. (Aug. 30), the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. (Aug. 31), Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 7), PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 13), and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 19-21). He also will be playing several other large shows with other artists along the way, including the Family Fall Ball at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, N.Y. (Sept. 15) and Unity—A concert for Stephen Lawrence at the O2 Arena in London, UK (Sept. 29).
In addition to Sheeran, Madison Square Garden also will be hosting a slew of other concerts as fall approaches. The Eagles are set for a trio of shows (Nov. 8, 9, 11), while also lined up for performances are Paramore (Nov. 13) and Rod Stewart (Dec. 9).
The three dates for The Eagles are part of the group’s biggest tour yet, and will feature the band’s original guitarist, Bernie Leadon. Paramore’s tour comes on the heels of the band’s self-titled album which dropped in April, while Stewart also recently released “Time,” which was his first album in over 20 years comprised of his own material.