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26th Apr 2018

Ed Sheeran has announced his second support act for his upcoming Irish tour

Michael Lanigan

Ed Sheeran banned song

Ed-mania is about to descend.

It’s not long now until the mild-mannered, flame-haired troubadour, Ed Sheeran hits these shores for a massive nine-date summer tour, but just in case you weren’t excited enough, it turns out he has a few more cards up his sleeve.

Having previously announced that his pal, Jamie Lawson would be serving as the official opening act, Sheeran has effectively confirmed that the tour will be a huge buddy-fest by roping in another of his collaborators, the Irish trad group, Beoga.

Clip via beogamusic

The band rose to wider fame after co-writing the hits ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Nancy Mulligan’ with Sheeran, before later joining him onstage at Glastonbury. Now, they will be coming along for the massive trip nationwide, from 4 to 19 May.

In addition, Beoga will be kickstarting the tour by performing their own headline show at Cyprus Avenue, Cork on 3 May, before releasing their new single, ‘We Don’t Have To Run’, featuring Ryan McMullan, on 4 May.

The band’s forthcoming live shows are:

Thur 3 May                               Cork, Cyprus Avenue (headline show)

Fri 4 May                                    Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Sat 5 May                                   Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Sun 6  May                                 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Wed 9 May                                Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast

Sat 12 May                                 Pearse Stadium, Galway

Sun 13 May                                Pearse Stadium, Galway

Wed 16 May                              Phoenix Park, Dublin

Fri 18 May                                  Phoenix Park, Dublin

Sat 19 May                                 Phoenix Park, Dublin

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