Preview: Ed Sheeran at the London O2 (12/10/14)

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Ed Sheeran has finally hit the UK with one of the highest selling albums of 2014 yet, “X”, the follow up to his immensely successful 2011 debut album, “+”. Starting as a busker and moving to London in 2008 in pursuit of a musical career, Sheeran has firmly left his mark on both the music scene and the charts, within only two albums. This time last year he was still in the process of writing his second album while on tour with Taylor Swift, after which Sheeran appeared at various festival and award show stints. As he then continued to tour America his UK fans were left stalking his Instagram and wondering when a tour would bring him back home. Having announced his October UK tour last year, with supporting act Saint Raymond, they have already played in Dublin and Belfast and will be later this month gracing the London O2 stage for several nights, continuing onto Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow before conquering the rest of Europe.

The album itself, released in June, has already reached incredible heights, staying fixed at number one for eight weeks and selling more than 182, 000 copies in its first week. There certainly seems to be no sign of second album syndrome here, and with Sheeran finally being able to play his album live to the UK, things can only get better for the stand out British artist.

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