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Monday 24 September 2018

More tickets to be released for Ed's massive Irish tour

Fans will get another chance to buy tickets for Sheeran’s Irish tour in May
Fans will get another chance to buy tickets for Sheeran’s Irish tour in May

Fans who had missed out on the chance to see Ed Sheeran's Irish tour in May next year are in luck.

Extra tickets for the gigs in Dublin and Cork will go on sale later this week.

"Due to confirmation of stage and production details, a limited number of extra tickets are being released for Ed's Cork and Dublin dates," said Aiken Promotions.

The extra tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster.ie at 9am on Thursday.

After months of speculation, it was announced in June that Sheeran would play his biggest Irish tour to date next year.

Frustrated

More than 300,000 tickets were snapped up on the first date of sale in July.

It was the biggest number of tickets sold by an artist in Ireland in a single day.

Many fans were left frustrated as they waited in a "virtual queue" to buy tickets.

The Shape Of You singer was born in Halifax, in West Yorkshire, England, but both of his paternal grandparents were Irish.

He filmed the music video for Galway Girl in the city earlier this year with a host of Irish actors.

Brooklyn actress Saoirse Ronan played his love interest as the video followed them around the city, signing autographs and dancing in pubs.

Eagle-eyed fans will have spotted comedian Tommy Tiernan in the background, while Sheeran gets into a bar fight with former Love/Hate stars Peter Coonan and Laurence Kinlan.

Ronan recently confirmed that she had intentionally misspelled Galway Girl as Galway Grill on Sheeran's arm in the video and he got a tattoo of the wrong spelling.

"I had made the mistake and it makes me look illiterate. I'm just here to say that it was all planned," she said.

Sheeran will kick off his Irish tour on May 4 when he plays Cork's Pairc Ui Chaoimh for three nights.

Later in the month he will play Dublin's Phoenix Park, on May 16, 18 and 19.

He will play Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast on May 9 and Galway's Pearse Stadium on May 12 and 13.

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