Pop megastar Ed Sheeran confirms four UK concerts next year

Good news? Ed Sheeran is touring the UK again in 2019!

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 4:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 4:27 pm
Ed Sheeran is returning to tour the UK again...

Bad news? He's only heading to Leeds and Ipswich...

The pop superstar announced his new tour dates this morning and has announced four initial gigs in the UK.

He'll head to Leeds' Roundhay Park on August 16 and 17 before travelling down to Ipswich, playing at Chantry Park on the 23rd and 24th.

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The concert will be a paperless event - meaning that instead of being issued with a ticket, punters will be able to access the site using the card they paid online with.

Sheeran visited St James' Park this year in front of three sellout crowds however should fans want to see the singing sensation in action again, travelling will be required.

Fortunately for fans, Leeds is very easy to get to and doesn't require the journey hours Ipswich would, which is based in Suffolk.

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Roundhay Park has a history of hosting major stars, with Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Genesis, Simple Minds and The Rolling Stones all having played there in its heyday as a venue in the 1980s and 90s. The last big name to appear in the park was Robbie Williams in 2006.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Coun Judith Blake, said: “Roundhay Park is no stranger to hosting some of the world’s biggest and most iconic artists, and we are extremely excited to be welcoming Ed Sheeran to Leeds next year in what promises to be another truly world class event in our city.”

Sheeran, from Suffolk, will perform his first large-scale gig in Ipswich so it is expected to be an extra special night for the 27-year-olld.

David Ellesmere, Labour leader of Ipswich Borough Council, which owns the Chantry Park, said: "It's going to be fantastic for everyone in Ipswich. It will be far easier for fans in town to go see him, and it will be a huge boost for the economy."

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday September 27 at 10am from official vendors only.