Ed Sheeran to Play Busch Stadium on September 6, 2018

Singer to Visit St. Louis as Part of His Newly Announced 2018 North American Stadium Tour

General Public On-Sale Friday, October 20 at 10:00 AM CT at cardinals.com/edsheeran

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 26, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to announce multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran will perform at Busch Stadium on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. This will be Sheeran’s first concert in St. Louis since 2015 and the fourth stop on his 2018 North American stadium tour.

To ensure that tickets go to his fans, not scalpers or bots, Sheeran is partnering with Ticketmaster to use the #VerifiedFan system.  Presale registration at edsheeran.com opened on Friday, September 22 and closes on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET.  #VerifiedFan presales are set to begin Monday, October 16, at 10:00 a.m. CT and run through Thursday, October 19, at 10:00 p.m. CT.  Tickets go on sale to the general public at cardinals.com/edsheeran on Friday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. CT

“We are thrilled to welcome Ed Sheeran to Busch Stadium next summer,” said Vicki Bryant, Cardinals Vice President of Event Services & Merchandising.  “As one of the most popular performers and biggest musical artists in the world today, this promises to be a spectacular concert that music fans won’t want to miss.”

Last week, Sheeran launched the latest single “Perfect” with a companion lyric video that amassed over 3 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours and is now up to over 6.4 million views.  “Perfect” made its U.S. television premiere yesterday with a live performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”  Next week, Sheeran returns to NYC’s Times Square for the much-anticipated return of MTV’s “Total Request Live” on October 2.

“Perfect” is the third single off of Sheeran’s blockbuster third studio album “÷” (pronounced “divide”).   Now certified 2x-Platinum by the RIAA, the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s third studio offering is the biggest selling album of the year thus far.  After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest first week sales at the time of its March release, “÷” remained in the chart’s top 10 for a staggering 24 weeks.  In the U.S. alone, tracks on “÷” have collectively earned more than 1 billion on demand streams.

Sheeran has likewise enjoyed record-setting success with the album’s 6x-Platinum certified, lead single “Shape Of You,” which is now the most streamed on song ever on Spotify.  In addition to topping Billboard’s Hot 100 for 12 weeks, the hit song remained in the top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks, the most ever in the chart’s 59-year history.   “Shape Of You” and follow-up Platinum certified single “Castle On The Hill” debuted at #1 and #6 respectively on Billboard’s Hot 100 upon their tandem release at the top of the year, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts.

One of the planet’s most popular live performers, Ed has played sold out headline shows at some of the biggest venues around the world, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, NYC’s Madison Square Garden where he played three sold out shows, Suncorp Stadium in Sydney, and London’s Wembley Stadium where he performed in front of 240,000 fans over three nights.  Earlier this year, Sheeran kicked off his world tour in support of “÷,” with his 60-date North American summer leg set selling out in minutes.  As one of the world’s most in-demand songwriters, Sheeran has penned hit songs for both himself and other top artists including Taylor Swift, One Direction, The Weeknd, Major Lazer, Tori Kelley, and Justin Bieber, who’s blockbuster single “Love Yourself” was the #1 song on Billboard’s 2016 year end Hot 100 chart and nominated for “Song of the Year” at this year’s GRAMMY Awards.

Tickets will be available at cardinals.com/edsheeran.  #CardsEvents

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