Ed Sheeran to headline Teenage Cancer Trust show at Royal Albert Hall

Ed Sheeran to headline Teenage Cancer Trust show at Royal Albert Hall

Ed Sheeran is set to headline London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 28 as part of this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust gig series.

Sheeran completes the full line-up for the 2017 Teenage Cancer Trust week, with The Who, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys with Johnny Marr and Olly Murs also set to perform at the Royal Albert Hall next month.

“It’s an honour to be asked back by the Teenage Cancer Trust for their fundraising week of live gigs,” said Sheeran. “It’s such an important cause and one that I’m extremely proud to be a part of. See you on March 28 and let’s raise loads of money for young people with cancer.”

Sheeran made a record breaking return to music this year, with his double single release of Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill seeing him dominate the Top 2 spots on the UK singles chart for the past five weeks - a new UK record.

His new album +, which is released on March 3, is set to be one of 2017’s biggest releases. In the first week of release, Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill outsold the rest of the UK Top 20 singles combined. The former accumulated 271,541 sales (134,198 from streams) in its first week, while Castle On The Hill amassed 230,659 (110,744 from streams). This constituted the biggest opening week for any artist since Adele’s return with Hello in November 2015. That track debuted at No.1 with 332,000 combined sales.

Sheeran also confirmed earlier this month that he would be performing at this year’s BRIT Awards, which take place on February 22 at London’s The O2.

He is also heavily rumoured to be headlining the Saturday night of this year's Glastonbury Festival. He last played Europe in August 2015 with a set at the Fusion Festival in Birmingham.

Tickets for Sheeran's Teenage Cancer Trust show go on sale on February 17 at 9am.

 

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