Ed Sheeran Confirms Intimate London Show To Celebrate Ten Years Of Debut Album, ‘+’
Ed Sheeran has announced an intimate show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London next month to mark a decade since the release of his debut album +.
The pop star will perform the record in its entirety on 2 September, with fans able to purchase tickets via a ballot which can be accessed here.
The upcoming show at the 2000-capacity London venue is a rare chance to see the stadium-filler in more intimate surroundings, and also marks Sheeran’s first headline gig since the end of his record-breaking ‘Divide Tour’ in August 2019.
“While I’ve been lucky enough to continue playing shows across the world, Shepherd’s Bush Empire is still really special to me,” said Sheeran.
“When I first set out in music, one of my main goals was to one day headline SBE and my first gig there is still one of my favourite shows that I’ve played. I can’t wait to get back and celebrate 10 years of + with you.”
Sheeran’s + was released on 9 September 2011, and has now sold over 13 million copies across the globe. The record also saw Sheeran win his first-ever BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
It was also recently announced that Sheeran will join the likes of Nile Rodgers, Annie Lennox and other entertainment figures for the ‘We For India: Saving Lives, Protecting Livelihoods’ livestream.
The virtual event will broadcast via Facebook at 7.30pm ET (3pm BST / 10am EDT) this Sunday (August 15) to raise funds for vital coronavirus missions in India.
The livestream event will feature stand-up comedy and musical performances, immersive fitness challenges, games, and messages of support. Additional participants include Lennox’s daughter and musician Lola, Academy Award-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman, Sister Sledge featuring Sledgendary, and more.
Proceeds from the event will be utilized to provide medical support as well as staffing in vaccination centres. The funds will also be used to support long term recovery, including providing support for those who have lost income, meal and ration kits, and relief for families who have lost an immediate family member.