Ed Sheeran set to play Croke Park as Dublin date added to Irish tour

'Mathematics' tour will also play Cork, Limerick and Belfast
Ed Sheeran set to play Croke Park as Dublin date added to Irish tour

Ed Sheeran has announced an Irish tour with dates in Cork, Limerick and Belfast. 

Pop singer Ed Sheeran has added a Dublin date to his Irish jaunt next year, which also includes gigs in Cork, Limerick and Belfast.

The 30-year-old is set to release his fifth studio album, = (pronounced equals), near the end of next month, and the subsequent series of dates around Europe has been labelled the 'Mathematics Tour'.

The popstar is heading for Croke Park on April 23 of next year, changing the start date of the EU excursion.

Cork, a city he last played in May 2018, sees a gig at Páirc Uí Chaoimh pencilled in for Friday, April 28. He'll follow with an appearance at Thomond Park in Limerick, on May 5, and then it's on to Boucher Road Playing Fields for May 12.

The announcement of the Ed Sheeran gigs comes after a week of speculation in which both Garth Brooks and Bruce Springsteen have been linked to performances in Ireland next year.

 Ed Sheeran on stage during one his three Cork concerts at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 2018. Picture: Dan Linehan
Ed Sheeran on stage during one his three Cork concerts at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 2018. Picture: Dan Linehan

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's gigs will go on sale on Saturday, September 25. The tickets for the Cork and Limerick dates will cost €81 for standing and €91 seated. An additional service charge of €7.15 per ticket applies. There will be a limit of six tickets per show date per transaction.

Concert organisers Aiken Promotions have warned about buying tickets only from official sources, and have put in place a number of anti-touting measures. 

A statement from Aiken Promotions said: “The shows on this tour will use specially developed mobile digital ticketing technology which have safeguards in place to ensure genuine fans are buying genuine tickets, and to stop unofficial secondary ticketing sites, and unofficial ticket sellers, from being able to resell tickets at inflated prices and rip off fans.”

Later today, Friday, Sheeran is set to top the Irish singles chart with his new single ‘Shivers’. It follows his colossal comeback track, ‘Bad Habits’, that has, so far, spent 11 consecutive weeks atop the UK charts. Sheeran has become the first British Solo Artist to claim 52 weeks at No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles achieving more overall weeks at the top.

  • DUBLIN, Croke Park April 23, 2022
  • CORK, Páirc Uí Chaoimh April 28, 2022
  • LIMERICK, Thomond Park May 5, 2022
  • BELFAST, Boucher Road Playing Fields May 12, 2022

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