• Ed Sheeran Set to Take Over Madison Square Garden This Fall

    Aug 26, 2013 1:50 PM by Allison

    New Shows Announced

    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.

    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.

    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.