Ed Sheeran revealed yesterday in a very odd Instagram post that he’s once again embarking on a stadium tour.
Everyone’s favourite ginger songster took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to reveal the news, writing: “Announcing UK and Europe stadium tour tomorrow. This was the only picture I could find at short notice…”
He’s had one hell of a year so far, releasing his third album ÷ (Divide), with its subsequent singles performing spectacularly in the charts.
He also headlined Glastonbury on Sunday night, putting on a set littered with hits.
He’s now released the dates for his European and UK tour and there’s plenty of choice if you fancy a trip to watch the singer.
Two days in Galway? Bit cliche, isn’t it?
Anyway, tickets go on sale July 8, so get saving your pennies.
Although he smashed his Glasto set, the singer was forced to deny claims he used a backing track yesterday after receiving criticism on social media.
Any true Ed Sheeran fan will know he’s well-known for using a loop rig in his sets, adding ‘layers’ of instrumentals to his tracks, so that he doesn’t need a backing band and does the whole thing on his own.
However, it seems as though the idea of a loop-pedal was alien to some people watching Ed’s headline gig, so they took to social media to try and have a go at the 26-year-old for lip-syncing.
Don't understand how Ed Sheeran's headlining with a backing track when even Shaggy had a full backing band 😂
— Matt (@Matt_G_James) June 25, 2017
Basically it's Ed Sheeran singing to a backing track.
Couldn't he get real musicians?
I like him but all a bit karaoke.
— William Snootsworth (@Snootsworth) June 25, 2017
Watching Ed Sheeran at Glasto. Why is he bothering with a guitar, it's carrying on in the background when he stops playing! #miming
— Alex Lane (@alexlane1982) June 25, 2017
Is it a backing track or invisible musicians?!? Who's playing when Ed Sheeran stops?!? #GlastonburyFestival
— Melissa (@IrishMelissa) June 25, 2017
Why is Ed Sheeran miming playing a guitar to a backing track. #Glastonbury
— Fanxxxxtastic-Trada (@Fanxxxxtastic) June 25, 2017
In his own post on Twitter, Ed has defended his set, writing: “Never thought I’d have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it’s a loop station, not a backing track. Please google x”
Before following it up with a second tweet, saying: “Anyway, great night, great atmosphere, family, friends, fun. Love you all x”
Never thought I'd have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it's a loop station, not a backing track. Please google x
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 26, 2017
Take it as a compliment, Ed. They don’t come thick and fast these days.
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