News - November 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran adds a third night at Wembley Stadium
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Ed Sheeran adds a third night at Wembley Stadium

Ed Sheeran has added a third night at Wembley Stadium next summer. 

The singer will now headline the 80,000 stadium on Sunday 12th July as well as Saturday 11th July and Friday 10th July, meaning he will play to 240,000 people over the three nights, a total that exceeds the attendance of any festival in the UK, including Glastonbury and Reading Festival. 

Tickets do not go on general sale until today (November 28th), but demand in pre-sale has been so great that the singer has already two further dates. 

You can pick up tickets from 9am on Friday here. 

Sheeran, who released his second album earlier this year (which you can preview on the right of the page) recently confirmed that he will not be releasing his planned Christmas single until 2015. 

The singer had planned to release a new track for the festive season in the coming weeks, but has now pushed it back until next year as he doesn't want the public to get sick of him. 

He said: "(The Christmas song) won't be out this Christmas. I have 'Thinking Out Loud' as a single going into Christmas. If I saw an artist have a string of hits, an album that did well, a hit going into Christmas and then they did a Christmas single I'd think, 'Ooh, that's overkill'. If my song came out next year or the year after, when I haven't released anything for a while, it will be bigger."

Sheeran also spoke about his plans to take a break from music after his tour comes to an end next summer. 

He added: "I haven't had any time off since before I signed my record deal and I want some! I'll do what I enjoy and it won't feel like work."

The singer also said that new single 'Thinking Out Loud' would probably be the last to be taken from X, adding: "After 'Thinking Out Loud' I don’t think I should do another single from X. Three is a good number. I did six on the last album and it felt too much. You never go away and people get pissed off. Bruno Mars did three, Taylor Swift did three, Adele did three."

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