Set to be one of the most highly anticipated Dubai performances of 2017, AEG Presents and 117Live today proudly announce that the British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will be on our shores on November 23rd , for a one night only performance at The Autism Rocks Arena. In addition to Dubai, Ed will also bring the tour to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. More Asian dates and cities will be revealed shortly.
Fans across the region can register for the official pre-sale NOW at www.117live.com. Pre-sale will commence May 9th via the Dubai Calendar APP, with general on sale starting May 11th via www.117live.com. Do not delay-this show will sell out. Organisers are also reminding fans to not purchase tickets from unauthorised resellers, as such tickets may be invalid and will therefore not be honoured at the gate.
The news comes off the back of a phenomenal year so far for 26-year- old Ed Sheeran. Kicking-off music in 2017 and delivering the biggest musical comeback in recent years, Ed‚Äôs dual singles ‚ÄúShape Of You‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCastle On The Hill‚ÄĚ 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 & #2 respectively in the UK‚Äôs Official Singles Chart tomorrow [Ed made OCC history as the first-ever artist to land the two spots respectively with two brand new tracks], Ed 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 – with Castle On The Hill sitting closely behind at #6 on the chart, Ed also became the first artist to debut in Billboard‚Äôs Top 10 with two songs simultaneously. Not to mention the huge assortment of Spotify records broken by the troubadour, making history with their biggest-ever ‚Äėone week‚Äô and ‚Äėone day‚Äô streams for a track, globally with ‚ÄúShape Of You‚ÄĚ (the records were previously held by Drake‚Äôs ‚ÄúOne Dance‚ÄĚ and Adele‚Äôs ‚ÄúHello‚ÄĚ, respectively). Moreover, Ed topped the streaming service‚Äôs 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‚Äôs biggest-ever ‚Äėday‚Äô and ‚Äėone week‚Äô streams, the two singles have accumulated over 370 MILLION worldwide streams to date. Ed‚Äôs official video for ‚ÄúCastle On The Hill‚ÄĚ, which was shot in his native Framlingham, Suffolk, has already reached over 156 million hits!
In addition to Ed‚Äôs epic rise with his recorded music, the Suffolk-born artist has also broken records in the live sphere over recent years. 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄėJumpers for Goalposts‚Äô at the end of 2015, documenting the lead-up and live performances from the Wembley weekend. Moreover, not only has Ed caught the headlines with his phenomenal solo concerts, he‚Äôs also been involved in an array of spellbinding collaborative performances over his career to date, further proving his colossal status in the musical world – in 2012, Ed performed at the London Olympics closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis for a very special version of Wish You Were Here and in 2015, Ed shared the stage with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr. at that year‚Äôs Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder.