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Ed Sheeran announces UK shows for summer 2019

By | Published on Friday 21 September 2018

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has announced UK shows for next flippin August. He’s so bloody organised, that boy. At least it means Viagogo will have plenty of time to plan its next lawsuit.

He’ll have to schlep all the way up to Leeds for the first two gigs, but the other two will be in Ipswich, which is near where he lives. People are calling them ‘homecoming shows’, but are they really homecoming shows if you still live in the place that you are meant to be homecoming to?

Maybe they just mean that he’ll be coming home from Leeds. Which he will. Though he was actually born in Yorkshire, so you could argue they are the homecoming shows. So maybe the Ipswich gigs are the coming home from the homecoming shows.

Anyway, as has been the case with all of his recent concerts, Sheeran is very keen for tickets not to go up on secondary sites, other than officially sanctioned fan-to-fan exchanges where they can be bought and sold at face value or less.

“Once again, Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using unethical secondary ticketing sites”, says a statement on the matter. “The UK shows on this tour will use ‘paperless’ ticketing technology, which means that the credit or debit card of the purchaser of the tickets will become their ticket”.

“This stops secondary sites and ticket touts being able to resell tickets at inflated prices and ripping off fans”, they went on. “Fans who become unable to go to the shows will be able to sell their tickets from 1 Nov to other fans at the price they paid plus a booking fee at their point of purchase”.

Singling out one secondary ticketing platform (aka litigant) in particular the statement goes on: “The promoters urge all customers to only use the official ticket sites listed at Edsheeran.com and are reminded that Viagogo.com is not an official ticket vendor for this tour”.

Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on 27 Sep. Here are the dates in a list format:

16 Aug: Leeds, Roundhay Park
17 Aug: Leeds, Roundhay Park
23 Aug: Ipswich, Chantry Park
24 Aug: Ipswich, Chantry Park



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