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Ed Sheeran announces 2017 UK and Ireland tour dates

Sheeran won two Grammy Awards in 2016 for his song 'Thinking Out Loud'. Credit: AP

Ed Sheeran has revealed a number of dates for his global tour after a year away from the music spotlight.

The singer-songwriter currently holds both the number one and number two spots in the UK's Official Singles Chart with tracks 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill.'

He now plans to share his new music created with fans across continents during a tour in spring.

The tour will kick off in Turin, Italy, on March 17, before moving across Europe, Ireland and the UK, Central and South America, finishing in Mexico sometime in June.

Venues in England include performances in Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and London, marking Sheeran's first major show in the capital in nearly two years.

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Tour dates in the UK and Ireland:

  • April 12 - Dublin (3Arena)
  • April 13 - Dublin (3Arena)
  • April 16 - Glasgow (The SSE Hydro)
  • April 17 - Glasgow (The SSE Hydro)
  • April 19 - Newcastle (Metro Radio Arena)
  • April 20 - Newcastle (Metro Radio Arena)
  • April 22 - Manchester Arena
  • April 23 - Manchester Arena
  • April 25 - Nottingham (Motorpoint Arena)
  • April 26 - Nottingham (Motorpoint Arena)
  • April 28 - Birmingham (Barclaycard Arena)
  • April 28 - Birmingham (Barclaycard Arena)
  • May 1 - London (O2 Arena)
  • May 2 - London (O2 Arena)

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The tour will follow the official release of Sheeran's latest album, Divide, on March 3.

Tickets will go on sale on February 2 at 10am GMT.

Sheeran has warned fans on social media that the prices of tickets have not been announced yet so reported amounts circulated are fake.