Ed Sheeran announces seven Irish concerts for 2018

Singer puts anti-tout ticket measures in place for Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast concerts

Ed Sheeran has unveiled the Saoirse Ronan-starring video for his Galway Girl track filmed by the singer himself in the streets and pubs of Galway. Video: Ed Sheeran/Warner Music Ireland

 

Ed Sheeran has announced seven dates in Ireland for his 2018 tour, finishing up in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 16th and 18th May. He will also play concerts in Cork, Galway and Belfast.

Starting off at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on May 4th and 5th, Sheeran then travels to Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast on May 9th. Galway’s Pearse Stadium on May 12th and 13th, is his next stop, followed by Phoenix Park Dublin on 16th and 18th May.

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 8th July at 9am at www.ticketmaster.ie and all other outlets nationwide. There will be no pre-sales of tickets.

The announcement of the concerts came with a warning for ticket touts.

A statement by the promotions company said: “Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using secondary ticketing websites for profit. On this tour, any tickets that are resold will not be valid – this means no profit to touts and no one getting ripped off.”

Concert goers are expected to bring tickets, booking confirmation and credit card, plus a valid form of ID. Those who do not have all the requirements risk not being admitted.

Resold tickets will only be valid if sold through the website Twicket,  the official resale partner.

A Bill that would see ticket touts fined up to €5,000 has already been presented to the Dáil by Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.

The last time Ed Sheeran performed in Ireland was in April this year, when he played two sold-out shows at the 3 Arena.

The announcement of new tour dates follows Sheeran’s headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival last Sunday, which saw the singer perform with just a guitar for company to a massive festival crowd. More than three million viewers tuned in to the BBC’s broadcast.

Ed Sheeran tour dates

  • Fri May 4th and Sat 5th: Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
  • Wed May 9th: Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
  • Sat May 12th and Sun May 13th: Pearse Stadium, Galway
  • Wed May 16th and Fri May 18th: Phoenix Park, Dublin