This time around there won’t be any discussion about who Ed Sheehan is supporting or how the Englishman has been invited as “special guest” on someone else’s tour. This time around Sheehan’s name will be on top. That is, along with VH1.
Beginning in mid-September, Sheehan will headlining VH1’s “You Oughta Know Tour,” the music cable channel’s branded outing focusing on up-and-coming artists. Past “You Oughta Know Tour” headliners include Bruno Mars, Adele, Amy Winehouse, The Civil Wars and The Fray.
For Sheeran, the tour coincides with this North America outing, with U.S. dates falling under the VH1 banner while the troubadour’s Canadian dates come to us minus the music channel’s participation.
Sheeran will be supporting his album + (Plus). Released last September in the United Kingdom and other parts of the globe, the album has been available in the U.S. only as an import. However, that changes June 12 when + is officially released in the States.
Here’s the routing:
Sept. 17 – Toronto, Ontario, Kool Haus
Sept. 18 – Montreal, Quebec, Olympia de Montreal
Sept. 19 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sept. 21 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
Sept. 22 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Sept. 23 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
Sept. 25 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre
Sept. 26 – Minneapolis, Minn., The State Theatre
Sept. 28 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
Oct. 2 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 4 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 5 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
Sept. 17-18 and Oct. 4 are not part of the VH1 “You Oughta Know Tour.” Presale tickets for the “You Oughta Know” portion of Sheeran’s tour begin June 5 and any remaining go on sale to the general public June 9. Click here for more information.