Ed Sheeran announces North American ‘Mathematics’ tour for 2023

Ed Sheeran has shared details of a North American tour for 2023 – see dates below including how to buy tickets.

The pop star will bring his ongoing ‘Mathematics’ world tour to the US and Canada next year, with support from Khalid, Dylan, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns, Maisie Peters and Russ on differing dates. It’s in support of his latest album, 2021’s ‘=‘ and will also hear him play songs from his back catalogue.

Tickets go on general sale here next Friday (October 14) at 10am PT (6pm BST).

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Fans can register for early access tickets here (registration closes this Sunday, October 9 at 10pm ET / 3am BST, Monday, October 10). Those with American Express cards can also get early access here from next Wednesday (October 12) at 12pm local time through to next Thursday (October 13) at 10pm local time.

Ed Sheeran ‘Mathematics’ North American tour dates 2023:

MAY
06 – AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas, US *
13 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, US *
20 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, US *
27 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, US *

JUNE
03 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US *
10 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, US *
17 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ^
24 – FedExField, Landover, Maryland, US ^

JULY
01 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, US ^
08 – Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US ^
15 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, US ^
22 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee, US @
29 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, US @

AUGUST
05 – GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, US @
12 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US @
19 – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, US @
26 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington, US #

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SEPTEMBER
02 – BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada #
09 – Allegiant Stadium Russ, Las Vegas, Nevada, US +
16 – Levi’s® Stadium, Santa Clara, California, US +
23 – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California, US +

* = w/ Khalid and Dylan
^ = w/ Khalid and Rosa Linn
@ = w/ Khalid and Cat Burns
# = Khalid and Maisie Peters
+ = w/ Russ and Maisie Peters

In other news, Sheeran will enter his third set of court proceedings over his songwriting, with the musician set to face a jury trial following a suit from a stakeholder in the estate of Marvin Gaye‘s co-writer.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran. CREDIT: Joseph Okpako/WireImage.

The ruling came last month (September 29) from Judge Louis Stanton, a senior district judge for the Southern District of New York. Per Billboard, the case will determine whether Sheeran’s hit single ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is in breach of copyright due to its similarities with Gaye’s 1973 single ‘Let’s Get It On’.

The suit came from Structured Asset Sales, a company that owns a stake in the copyrights of the estate of Ed Townsend – a co-writer on ‘Let’s Get It On’. It was originally filed back in 2016, with a decision regarding jury involvement coming in 2019.

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Taylor Swift continues tracklist reveal of new album ‘Midnights’ with sixth song title

Taylor Swift has revealed nearly half the tracklist of her new album ‘Midnights’.

The singer-songwriter has continued her TikTok series ‘Midnights Mayhem With Me’ where she revealed the title of track three, ‘Anti-Hero’.

Introducing the song, Swift yet again randomly picked out the track by spinning a cage of balls and picking one out. You can view the clip below.

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It follows previous song titles ‘Mastermind’, ‘Vigilante Shit’, ‘Question…?’ and ‘Midnight Rain’ and ‘Maroon’.

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♬ Midnights Mayhem episode 6 – Taylor Swift

‘Midnights’ is scheduled for release on October 21. Swift announced the album in August while accepting Video of the Year at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, outlining the record with a message to fans shortly afterwards.

“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” Swift wrote at the time. “The floors we pace and the demons we face. For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching – hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve… we’ll meet ourselves.”

Apart from its thematic concept, few other details are currently known about the singer-songwriter’s 10th album, but she recently revealed that frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff worked on the record.

The singer-songwriter is also releasing the record through four distinctly covered vinyl pressings including the ‘Jade Green’, ‘Blood Moon’ and ‘Mahogany’ editions as well as a ‘Lavender’ version of the album.

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The back covers for the different vinyl versions will come together to make a clockface.

Swift’s most recent albums of new material arrived in 2020, with ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’. Last year, she released the first two of her re-recorded albums, ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ and ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’.

Last week, Scooter Braun gave an interview in which he revealed his “regret” over how he handled the sale of Swift’s master recordings following his company’s acquisition of Swift’s old label Big Machine in 2019. “I learned an important lesson from that. I think a lot of things got lost in translation. I think that when you have a conflict with someone, it’s very hard to resolve it if you’re not willing to have a conversation,” he said on the NPR show The Limits With Jay Williams.

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Girl In Red announces new Aaron Dessner-produced single ‘October Passed Me By’

Girl In Red has announced details of a new single, produced by The National‘s Aaron Dessner.

The new track, ‘October Passed Me By’, was recorded with Dessner at his Long Pond studio in upstate New York and will be released on October 14, following the singer’s 2021 debut album. ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’.

See the track’s autumn-themed artwork, a photo of Girl In Red at Long Pond with Aaron Dessner and full details of ‘October Passed Me By’ below.

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As Girl In Red writes in her caption, “the story continues…”

Earlier this year, Girl In Red postponed her European headline tour at the advice of several medical experts. The NME 100 alumni and previous Big Read cover star had just finished up a massive US headline tour and was three dates into the European and UK legs when she announced she had to postpone the rest of the tour due to damage to her vocal cords.

“After my US tour ended on the 25th of April, I went to a throat specialist in Norway who said I had nodular damage to my vocal cords,” Girl In Red explained in a statement. “He told me that singing would increasingly get harder for me, but because I didn’t want to disappoint everyone coming to my EU/UK shows, I left for the tour two days later.”

“Today I saw another specialist in London, who strongly advised me to go back home, see a speech therapist and essentially relearn the way I speak and use my voice. If not, I might have to get surgery.”

“I don’t want to cancel any more shows. I don’t want to be perceived as an artist or person that can’t do what they set out to do,” she continued.

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Following on from the cancellation, she then announced a new one-off show in London next spring. The Norwegian singer-songwriter will bring her ‘Make It Go Quiet Tour’ to the capital’s O2 Brixton Academy on April 3, 2023. Tickets are on general sale now and can be purchased here.

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The Avalanches cancel remaining North American tour dates due to “serious illness”

The Avalanches have cancelled their remaining North American tour dates due to “serious illness”.

The Australian duo have been on tour behind their 2020 album ‘We Will Always Love You’, and were set to wrap up with US and Canada headline shows this month.

These dates have now been called off, with the band taking to social media to tell fans: “Unfortunately due to serious illness, we have had to make the heartbreaking decision to cancel our remaining US and Canadian shows to return home.

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“Thank you to everyone who has made this tour so joyous, and apologies to everyone who had tickets for the remaining shows. All ticket holders will be contacted directly with refund details. Thank you.”

The band’s current tour, which was set to hit Detroit tonight (October 2) and wrap up in Philadelphia later this month (October 10), was rescheduled from earlier in 2022, when “ongoing personal health issues” led to the dates being pushed back.

See the band’s statement and cancelled tour dates below.

The Avalanches’ cancelled 2022 US tour dates:

OCTOBER 2022
1 – Chicago, Metro
2 – Detroit, Majestic Theatre
4 – Toronto, Phoenix Concert Theatre
5 – Montreal, Corona Theatre
7 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club
8 – New York, Terminal 5
9 – Boston, Paradise Rock Club
10 – Philadelphia, Theatre Of Living Arts

Earlier this year, The Avalanches contributed to a project that involves sending exclusive transmissions to the Moon and back as part of the UK-wide Tour de Moon festival.

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As part of the festival, creative director Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, who is also the founder of NASA’s International Space Orchestra, has collaborated with artists including The Avalanches, Massive AttackMoses Boyd and Pussy Riot using Moonbounce: an Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) technology.

The band’s Robbie Chater told NME about how they got involved. “We worked with Nelly during lockdown, when we did a collaboration with the International Space Orchestra via Zoom,” he said. “We performed a version of our song ‘Wherever You Go’ together, which was a really, really incredible experience.”

He continued: “I suppose we’ve always been interested in the idea of sampling and of sound as a kind of never ending life-force, a cycle of transmission that goes around and around and around. I love thinking about how there’ll be an old record that we find and I often think about what was going on in the person’s life who made that record at the time, say in the 1950s, and how they’ve recorded all their emotion and feelings onto wax.”

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Lil Nas X pauses gig in Atlanta to take a “mean shit” backstage

Lil Nas X paused his gig in Atlanta, Georgia this week in order to take what he described as a “mean shit” backstage.

The rapper was playing at the Coca-Cola Roxy on Tuesday (September 27) as part of his ‘Long Live Montero’ tour, when a call from nature paused the gig.

During one of three costume change interludes, Lil Nas X remained off stage for a few minutes, with his voice then coming through the venue speakers.

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He told the crowd: “I’m backstage and this is not a part of the show, but I’m taking a mean shit.

“I’m gonna be, like, a minute or two, and I’ll be right back,” he added.

See footage below.

The rapper and singer’s ‘Long Live Montero’ tour kicked off at The Fillmore in Detroit on September 6, and will wrap up in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on October 23.

The ‘Industry Baby’ hitmaker will then head out to Europe for a run of dates, starting in Amsterdam on November 8, taking in shows in Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels and ending in Barcelona, Spain on November 17.

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Among the European dates, Lil Nas X will head to London for a one-off UK show at Eventim Apollo on November 12.

See the full list of remaining dates below, and buy North American tickets here and UK and European tickets here.

OCTOBER 2022
1 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
3 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4 – Miami, FL – James L Knight Center
18 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
21 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
23 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

NOVEMBER 2022
8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
9 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling Halle
10 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
12 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
14 – Paris, France – Zenith
15 – Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
17 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi Club

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