It’s been four years since Ed Sheeran released his third solo album Divide, a record which gave us timeless material we’ll likely be hearing decades from now. That year, Divide was Spotify’s biggest album with 3.1 billion streams. Singles such as “Shape of You” and “Castle on a Hill” are still heard everywhere you go. Divide was the best-selling album in the UK, as well. Basically, the last time Ed Sheeran dropped a new album, it changed the world a little bit. It solidified Sheeran’s position as one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
Now, Ed Sheeran has returned to announce his fourth solo album, = (equals), a continuation of his symbols series. Ed Sheeran’s new album will span 14 tracks and include his latest single “Visiting Hours,” which is dedicated to Sheeran’s late mentor Michael Gudinski. = will also include “Bad Habits,” which has since been remixed, that dropped back in June.
Ed Sheeran’s new album = will arrive Oct. 29. According to the press release statement, = is “a really personal record” for Sheeran. “My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”
When is Ed Sheeran going on tour?
The last Ed Sheeran tour, in support of Divide, began March 17, 2017, just weeks after the release of Divide. The “Divide Tour” was broken into 14 legs, lasted over two years, and concluded August 26, 2019. The “Divide Tour” broke numerous world records, becoming the highest-grossing concert tour, and the most tickets sold, of all time.
Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran needed a break when the “Divide Tour” ended. “Hello all. Gonna go on another break again,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram at the time. “The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it’s all over it’s time to go out and see some more of the world. I’ve been a bit non stop since 2017 so I’m just gonna take a breather to travel, write, and read. I’ll be off social media until it’s time to come back.”
We think, shortly after the release of =, Ed Sheeran will announce the end of his concert hiatus. We think, this fall, Ed Sheeran will finally announce he’s going on tour.
When will Ed Sheeran announce his “Equals Tour”?
Earlier this month, Ed Sheeran went on TODAY to announce he’ll be performing the 2021 NFL Kickoff Experience on Sep. 9. Ed Sheeran’s set will begin at 7 PM EST, right before the kickoff game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Ed Sheeran’s NFL Kickoff concert is a promising sign of things to come.
Ed Sheeran is ready to perform again. Second, the NFL Kickoff, or shortly after, might be when Ed Sheeran announces his “Equals Tour.” The NFL Kickoff Experience is situated perfectly for Ed Sheeran to follow it up with a concert tour announcement. Back in 2017, the “Divide Tour” was announced around six weeks before the release of Divide. If Ed Sheeran tours in 2021, or 2022, we think he’ll let us know soon.
Ed Sheeran tickets, historically, sell out at record speeds. The sales often feel over before they begin. We suggest staying on top of Ed Sheeran tour announcements and presales. But don’t worry. When Ed Sheeran finally sheds light on the “Equals Tour,” we’ll be there to help you find the best seats possible.