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Want tickets for Ed Sheeran's + anniversary show? Here's everything you need to know
- Kevin Fullerton
- 15 August 2021
The special ballot for tickets to Sheeran's anniversary gig in London closes today
Globally successful singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced a special show in September in celebration of his debut album +'s 10th anniversary.
The show is his first since his worldwide Divide tour in 2019, which set the world record for the highest grossing concert tour ever.
Are you clambering to see the bespectacled melody maker live and up-close? Fear not – we've put together this list to give you the highest chance possible of getting tickets.
Where and when will Ed Sheeran's anniversary show be held?
The anniversary performance of + will be held at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Thursday 2 September. The venue can hold 2,000 people, so this is about as intimate as you can get with an arena-filler like Sheeran.
The venue holds a special place in the acoustic troubadour's heart. He says, 'While I've been lucky enough to continue playing shows across the world, Shepherd's Bush Empire is still really special to me.
'When I first set out in music, one of my main goals was to one day headline SBE and my first gig there is still one of my favourite shows that I've played. I can't wait to get back and celebrate 10 years of + with you.'
How much are tickets for the Ed Sheeran gig?
Tickets for Ed Sheeran's + anniversary show will cost £40 when they go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 18 August.
How do I get tickets for Ed Sheeran's anniversary show?
For a chance of buying a ticket, fans will have to enter a special ballot available through Ticketmaster. Successful applicants will then be able to buy tickets when they go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 18 August.
The ballot will close at 23:59 on Sunday 15 August.
What songs will Ed Sheeran perform?
This is an anniversary show for Sheeran's monumentally successful debut album +. He'll play the album in full, but we expect him to whip out a few other classics (and maybe even some new material) in the encore.
Is the + album any good?
A lot of people certainly seem to think so. Released in 2011, the album became a runaway hit, debuting at number one on its release and shifting 791,000 units in its first year. Critics rated it favourably, noting its easy lyricism and Sheeran's seemingly effortless ability to crank out hits. As of 2021, Sheeran is the highest-earning British artist of all time, and his star is unlikely to wane any time soon.
Here's 'The A Team', the lead single from +. Judge for yourself:
What's on the + track list?
Here's the track list in full:
1. The A Team
4. Grade 8
5. Wake Me Up
6. Small Bump
8. The City
9. Lego House
10. You Need Me, I Don't Need You
11. Kiss Me
12. Give Me Love
13. Parting Glass (hidden track)
Tickets for Ed Sheeran's gig can be purchased for £40 via ballot. The ballot closes at 23:59 on Sunday 15 August. Successful applicants will then be able to buy tickets when they go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 18 August.