There is no stopping global recording stars from touring the world with their music, with stops in the Philippines, as Los Angeles-based production AEG Presents announced in partnership with local Ovation Productions that celebrated singer songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform live in Manila in the last quarter of the year.
Happening at the MOA Concert Grounds on November 7, tickets started selling for the show as of June 10 via www.smtickets.com.
The touring news comes straight off the back of a phenomenal few weeks for 26-year-old Ed Sheeran. Kicking-off music in 2017 and delivering the biggest musical comeback in recent years, Sheeran’s dual singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” have taken the globe by storm, hitting the No. 1 and No. 2 spots across the charts worldwide while seeing the Suffolk native break a magnitude of records along the way.
Moroever, Sheeran has just conquered more milestones in the USA after landing his first-ever No. 1 hit as a performer on the Billboard Hot 100 with Shape Of You, with Castle On The Hill sitting closely behind at No. 6 on the chart. He also became the first artist to debut in Billboard’s “Top 10” with two songs simultaneously, not to mention the huge assortment of Spotify records he broke this month, making history with site’s biggest-ever “one week” and “one day” streams for a track, globally.
Moreover, Sheeran topped the streaming service’s biggest-ever opening 24 hour streams with both singles, surpassing previous title holders, One Direction. Reaching 132 combined No. 1 iTunes positions around the world and accomplishing Apple Music’s biggest-ever “day” and “one week” streams, the two singles have accumulated over 370 million worldwide streams to date.
As a concert performer, Sheeren took to the stage of Wembley Stadium in July 2015 solo, becoming the first-ever artist to headline the prestigious venue without a band. All he had with him was his trademark loop pedal and guitar as he played to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights.
Securing a very special collaboration with Sir Elton John on the opening night, Sheeran followed up his feat with the release of his live DVD “Jumpers for Goalposts” at the end of 2015, documenting the lead-up and live performances from the Wembley weekend.
Moreover, not only has Sheeren caught the headlines with his phenomenal solo concerts, he has also been involved in an array of spellbinding collaborative performances over his career to date, further proving his colossal status in the musical world. In 2012, the artist performed at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis for a very special version of “Wish You Were Here,” and in 2015, he shared the stage with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr. at that year’s Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder.
Sheeran’s genre-defying third studio album “÷” (Divide) was released on March 3 through Asylum/Atlantic Records.
In Asia, he will begin his tour in October in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, and Tokyo, and come November with proceed to Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Manila, before finally heading to Mumbai and Dubai.