Ed Sheeran To Perform New Album In Full At Royal Albert Hall
Autumn Variations will be released on 29 September on Sheeran’s own Gingerbread Man Records and, like Subtract, was produced by The National guitarist Aaron Dessner. Autumn Variations is available to pre-order now on a variety of formates, including “harvest orange” vinyl.
Fans who have already pre-ordered the album from the official store they will be automatically eligible for the show pre-sale. Pre-sale access codes and instructions will be emailed to eligible fans beginning at 5 p.m. BST on 13 September; click here for full information on ticketing options.
🗣️ In his last UK performance this year, @edsheeran will perform his upcoming album 'Autumn Variations' in full across two nights in November, accompanied by a live band and string section: https://t.co/Ff460oQbxQ
Hall Priority Booking: 9am | 14 Sept
General Sale: 9am | 15 Sept pic.twitter.com/9Z0YmgORgx
— Royal Albert Hall (@RoyalAlbertHall) September 8, 2023
“Last autumn, I found that my friends and I were going through so many life changes. After the heat of the summer, everything either calmed, settled, fell apart, came to a head or imploded,” Sheeran said in a press release.
“When I went through a difficult time at the start of last year, writing songs helped me understand my feelings and come to terms with what was going on, and when I learned about my friend’s different situations, I wrote songs, some from their perspectives, some from mine, to capture how they and I viewed the world at that time. There were highs of falling in love and new friendships among lows of heartbreak, depression, loneliness and confusion.”
“My dad and brother told me about a composer called Elgar, who composed ‘Enigma Variations’, where each of the 14 compositions were about a different one of his friends. This is what inspired me to make this album. When I recorded ‘Subtract’ with Aaron Dessner, we clicked immediately. We wrote and recorded non-stop and this album was born out of that partnership. I feel he has captured the feeling of autumn so wonderfully in his sonics and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”
Ed Sheeran – Autumn Variations tracklisting:
4. Plastic Bag
6. American Town
7. That’s On Me
12. When Will I Be Alright
13. The Day I Was Born
14. Head > Heels