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Ed Sheeran announces early 2012 tour dates

Ed Sheeran

Story by Jack Foley

ED Sheeran has announced a string of live shows for early 2012.

This follows a completely sold out 18-date tour in October of this year.

The dates will begin at Edinburgh’s Picture House on January 10, and include shows in Manchester and Wolverhampton before wrapping up with a Kilimanjaro Live Presents gig at Brixton’s O2 Academy on January 20.

Before his signing to Asylum Records (part of Atlantic Records) in early 2011, Ed had already gained a loyal following by touring relentlessly and selling tens of thousands of copies of self released E.P’s through his website, digital stores and out of his backpack at gigs.

His fifth EP, No.5 Collaborations, (featuring hip-hop and grime favourites: Devlin, Wretch 32 and Wiley to name a few) peaked at #2 in the iTunes chart within 24 hours of its release.

Set to release his debut album, +, on September 12, the new single You Need Me, I Don’t Need You, on August 29 and an upcoming sell out tour, the announcement of new shows prove that Ed is one of this year’s most exciting breakthrough artists.

The tour dates are (all January 2012):

10 – Edinburgh Picture house
13 – Manchester Academy
17 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
20 – Brixton O2 Academy

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Thursday, August 25.