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Ed Sheeran To Tour With Taylor Swift 2013!
October 31 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 31, 2012


ED SHEERAN TO TOUR WITH TAYLOR SWIFT;
ACCLAIMED BRITISH SINGER/SONGWRITER NAMED
SPECIAL GUEST ON HUGELY ANTICIPATED âTHE RED TOURâ;
NORTH AMERICAN TREK BEGINS MARCH 13TH IN OMAHA


Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans to support Taylor Swift as a special guest on her hugely anticipated âThe RED Tour.â The North American dates get underway March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska, and include three stops in Canada. Sheeran co-wrote and recorded the song âEverything Has Changedâ with Swift for her new album, âREDâ - the song has already reached #1 on the iTunes âTop Singlesâ chart.

"Taylor is one of the most talented and driven artists I've had the pleasure of meeting,â says Sheeran. âIt's been amazing to collaborate with her and going on tour is going to be a great experience. I can't wait."

Sheeranâs own debut single, âThe A Team,â has accumulated more than 10,000 spins on more than 50 Canadian radio stations so far this year. The track is certified Platinum in Canada, while its companion music video has garnered more than 46 million views on YouTube (http://bit.ly/agKW6r). âThe A Teamâ is featured on Sheeranâs acclaimed, debut full length â+â, which is certified Gold in Canada. This fall saw Sheeran sell out every date on his first-ever headlining tour of North America.
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21-year-old singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest musical success stories in the UK over the past year. His debut single âThe A Teamâ was Britainâs highest charting, biggest selling debut single of 2011, and was soon followed by Sheeranâs debut album â+â, which entered the UK Album chart at #1 upon its September 2011 release and has since been certified 5x-platinum. A two-time winner at the 2012 BRIT Awards (in the categories for âBritish Male Solo Artistâ and âBritish Breakthrough Actâ), Sheeran capped his summer with a memorable performance of Pink Floydâs âWish You Were Hereâ â alongside Pink Floydâs Nick Mason, Genesisâ Mike Rutherford, and Richard Jones of The Feeling â at the London 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please see www.edsheeran.com, www.twitter.com/EdSheeran, www.facebook.com/EdSheeranMusic and www.elektrarecords.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

ED SHEERAN
Tour Dates 2013
(âThe RED Tourâ supporting Taylor Swift)

MARCH

13 Omaha, NE
14 Omaha, NE
18 St. Louis, MO
19 St. Louis, MO
22 Charlotte, NC
23 Columbia, SC
27 Newark, NJ
28 Newark, NJ
29 Newark, NJ

APRIL
10 Miami, FL
11 Orlando, FL
12 Orlando, FL
18 Atlanta, GA
19 Atlanta, GA
20 Tampa, FL
25 Cleveland, OH
26 Indianapolis, IN
27 Lexington, KY

MAY
4 Detroit, MI
7 Louisville, KY
8 Columbus, OH
11 Washington, DC
12 Washington, DC
16 Houston, TX
21 Austin, TX
22 San Antonio, TX
25 Dallas, TX
28 Glendale, AZ
29 Glendale, AZ

JUNE
1 Salt Lake City, UT
2 Denver, CO
15 Toronto, ON â Rogers Centre
22 Winnipeg, MB â Investors Group Field
29 Vancouver, BC â BC Place Stadium


JULY
6 Pittsburgh, PA
20 Philadelphia, PA
27 Foxboro, MA

AUGUST
1 Des Moines, IA
2 Kansas City, MO
3 Kansas City, MO
6 Wichita, KS
7 Tulsa, OK
10 Chicago, IL
15 San Diego, CA
19 Los Angeles, CA
20 Los Angeles, CA
27 Sacramento, CA
30 Portland, OR
31 Tacoma, WA

SEPTEMBER
6 Fargo, ND
7 St. Paul, MN
8 St. Paul, MN
12 Greensboro, NC
13 Raleigh, NC
14 Charlottesville, VA
19 Nashville, TN
20 Nashville, TN
21 Nashville, TN