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05th Apr 2018

Ed Sheeran announces support act for upcoming Irish tour

Dave Hanratty

Ed Sheeran Irish support act

You may have been expecting him…

We’re on the eve of Ed Sheeran-mania as the flame-haired troubadour gets set for next month’s mammoth tour of Ireland.

Sheeran is over for nine dates in total, kicking off the first of a three-night stand in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork on 4 May before taking in Belfast, Galway and a trio of Dublin dates before the curtain comes down on 19 May.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated jaunt, Sheeran has announced his pal Jamie Lawson as his official opening act.

Sheeran fans will be familiar with the Plymouth native, as Lawson previously supported the ‘Shape of You’ singer at Croke Park in 2015. Lawson has also taken opening honours at One Direction gigs, so he’s well used to stepping up in front of thousands upon thousands of die-hard pop fans.

The popular singer-songwriter also holds the distinction of being the first signee to Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records imprint, and took home the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Song (Musically and Lyrically) in 2016 for breakthrough hit ‘Wasn’t Expecting That.’

Those Sheeran tour dates in full:

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

Clip via Gingerbread Man Records

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