+ = x ... the mathematics tour!
2023 sees Ed Sheeran taking his blockbuster studio album '=' and back catalog of hits on his '+ = x Tour' aka 'Mathematics' tour! He's headed out across North American with support from Khalid, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns, Dylan, Maisie Peters and Russ on differing dates. The British artist's status as one of the biggest sing-songwriters out at the moment is certainly cemented in this, his fourth album, which contains the mega-hit singles Bad Habits, and lead single Tides. It's seen him topping the charts across the world and infuses his delicate, acoustic pop with even more pronounced R&B flourishes.
The Rise of Ed
How does a school geek, famed for his ginger hair and massive blue specs, go on to become one of the biggest stars in the world? Welcome to the Ed Sheeran School of folk acoustic hip-hop thought. Since he was younger, Ed had always wanted to make music, and he set out to write and record his own songs at a feverish pace.
With warm, lyrical melodies that can have a sharp bite, he traversed the folk-hip hop scene and emerged as a major player, selling out concerts almost immediately after the release of breakthrough single 'The A Team'.
2010 saw Ed take a one way flight to America with little more than one contact, and manage to land up be-friending Jamie Foxx, who let him use his recording studio once he'd heard Sheeran at an open mic night in NYC. Fast forward 8 years later, and Ed is besties with Taylor Swift and is something of a worldwide heartthrob. Who would have thought it?