Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Coinciding with his national tour, Ed Sheeran performs for Channel Seven's morning program Sunrise and Nova969 in Sydney
At the age of 21, Ed Sheeran has achieved what many performers could hope to achieve in a lifetime. In the formative stages of his career, Sheeran came to the attention of singer and producer Jamie Foxx and was invited by Foxx to perform in LA, where he later secured a deal with Elton John's management company and supported Example on his UK tour.
Since dropping out of school at the age of 16, Sheeran has gigged persistently and in 2009 alone, he performed 312 gigs throughout the UK and Ireland. This perseverance and determination also translates into Sheeran's prolific songwriting. The industrious performer wrote his first EP at the ripe age of 14 with more following before the release of his debut studio album +, released in 2011, which has produced hits including You Need me, I Don't Need You, Lego House and the 3x platinum ARIA selling debut single The A Team.
Sheeran will perform for fans at Challenge Stadium in Perth on Saturday, February 23; Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide on Tuesday, February 26; WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on Thursday, February 28; Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney on Friday, March 1; Riverstage in Brisbane on Saturday, March 2; and Festival Hall in Melbourne on Monday, March 4, Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6.