Global superstar Ed Sheeran has announced the “- Tour”, a very special run of dates set to take place in theaters and auditoriums in fourteen cities across North America. One of these stops includes the State Theater in downtown Minneapolis on August 11th. This SOLD OUT show precedes Ed Sheeran’s U.S. Bank Stadium show the following day, and singer-songwriter Ben Kweller will be supporting.
Sheeran’s debut album, + (“Plus”), was released in September 2011 and topped the UK Albums Chart. It contained his first hit single “The A Team“. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. Sheeran’s second studio album, × (“Multiply”), topped charts around the world upon its release in June 2014. It was named the second-best-selling album worldwide of 2015. In the same year, × won Album of the Year at the 2015 Brit Awards, and he received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year.
Sheeran’s third album, ÷ (“Divide”), was released in March 2017, and was the best-selling album worldwide of 2017. The first two singles from the album, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill“, broke records in a number of countries by debuting in the top two positions of the charts. He also became the first artist to have two songs debut in the US top 10 in the same week.
Sheeran has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has 101 million RIAA-certified units in the US, and two of his albums are in the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. In December 2019, the Official Charts Company named him artist of the decade, with the most combined success in the UK album and singles charts in the 2010s. As of April 2022, he is the most followed artist on Spotify. Beginning in March 2017, his ÷ Tour became the highest-grossing of all time in August 2019.