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Ed Sheeran has announced a run of UK & Ireland arena shows for later this month.

Ed Sheeran 2023 Tour Dates:

Manchester AO Arena, 23 March
London The O2, 24
London The O2, 25
Glasgow Hydro Arena, 28
Dublin 3Arena, 30

Tickets on sale Friday (10 March) at 9am from Ticketmaster AXS

News of the tour follows the global superstar’s recent announcement of his brand new album ‘-‘ (Subtract), due out on 05 May 2023.

The dates will be his only UK scheduled shows for this year and fans can look forward hearing a host of fan favourite tracks as well as the singer-songwriter’s yet-to-be-announced brand new single.


‘-‘ (Subtract) will be the last in his decade-spanning mathematical album era. After bursting onto the UK music scene in 2011 with debut album ‘+’, Ed rapidly established himself as a history-making artist. He followed with ‘x’, ‘÷’, ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ and ‘=’ – a catalogue that has seen Sheeran become one of the world’s biggest musical success stories of the 21st century.

In Ed’s own words, “I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be. Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art.

Writing songs is my therapy. It helps me make sense of my feelings. I wrote without thought of what the songs would be, I just wrote whatever tumbled out. And in just over a week, I replaced a decade’s worth of work with my deepest darkest thoughts.

Within the space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumour, with no route to treatment until after the birth. My best friend Jamal, a brother to me, died suddenly and I found myself standing in court defending my integrity and career as a songwriter. I was spiralling through fear, depression and anxiety.

I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air.

As an artist I didn’t feel like I could credibly put a body of work into the world that didn’t accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life. This album is purely that. It’s opening the trapdoor into my soul. For the first time I’m not trying to craft an album people will like, I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life.

This is last February’s diary entry and my way of making sense of it. This is Subtract.”

Fans can pre-order the album before 9am on Tues 07 March via Ed’s official website to gain early access to the ticket presale.

Ed Sheeran ‘-‘ (Subtract) Full Album Tracklisting:

Salt Water
Eyes Closed
Life Goes On
End Of Youth
No Strings
The Hills of Aberfeldy


Once again, Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using unofficial secondary ticketing sites in order to try and stop fans being exploited when trying to buy tickets for his shows. 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. Fans with tickets, who become unable to go to the shows, will be able to sell their tickets to other fans at the price they paid + a booking fee through the official fan to fan face value resale platform at the place they purchased the tickets.

The promoters urge all customers to only use the official ticket sites listed at Edsheeran.com and are reminded that Viagogo is not an official ticket vendor for this tour.

As per previous Ed Sheeran tours, the promoters will be monitoring the sales transactions in conjunction with the National Trading Standards Cyber Crime team, to identify purchases which are in contravention of the terms and conditions for the sale of the Ed Sheeran tickets. All ticket purchases that contravene these terms and conditions will be subject to possible cancellation.

For a list of FAQ’s on this please visit Edsheeran.com