The global superstar will play shows at cities across the UK next summer
Ed Sheeran is heading out on a huge stadium tour to support his upcoming fourth studio album. The + – = ÷ x Mathematics Tour kicks off in April 2022 and will see him visit cities in the UK as well as in Ireland, Central Europe and Scandinavia.
This is Sheeran’s first time returning to stadiums since his ÷ Divide Tour that ran from 2017 to 2019 and set records for being the most-attended and highest-grossing tour ever. His fourth album = (Equals) will arrive on 29 October 2021.
Sheeran has long been an advocate in the battle against unethical secondary ticketing, so there’s a precise set of instructions to follow in order to purchase tickets and gain entry to the shows. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about buying Ed Sheeran tickets.
Here are the dates for the UK leg of Ed Sheeran’s + – = ÷ x Tour:
• 26 May 2022 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
• 27 May 2022 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
• 3 June 2022 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
• 4 June 2022 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
• 10 June 2022 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
• 11 June 2022 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
• 16 June 2022 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
• 17 June 2022 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
• 29 June 2022 – Wembley Stadium, London
• 30 June 2022 – Wembley Stadium, London
• 1 July 2022 – Wembley Stadium, London
Tickets go on general sale from 09:00 on Saturday 25 September 2021 here. Please note: You need to have your mobile/smartphone with you during the purchase process.
Everything you need to know about buying Ed Sheeran tickets
How can I buy tickets?
In preparation for tickets going on sale, we recommend that you register an account, if you do not have one already.
The promoters of Ed Sheeran’s tour are committed to combatting unethical secondary ticketing and resale.
Your mobile/smartphone will be your ticket which will be contained within an app. Once the tickets have been purchased, you will receive a simple email confirmation as proof of purchase. This is NOT your ticket or ticket(s).
You will receive instructions on how to access your ticket(s) much nearer to the shows.
Upon arrival at the show, you will then be required to present your mobile/smartphone device containing your ticket(s), and you’ll scan yourself and your party into the venue via the turnstiles/entrances.
How will my mobile/smartphone be linked to my ticket?
• Your mobile number will be verified during checkout and linked to your tickets.
• Your tickets will only be accessible within the Ticketmaster App, available to download from the Apple and Android stores.
• You will need to unlock your tickets using your verified mobile number closer to the date of the event.
• If you don’t have the Ticketmaster App, please download it to your mobile device after purchase and sign in with your account details.
• Your mobile number will be verified during checkout and linked to your tickets. Please ensure your mobile device is fully charged when you arrive at the venue so that you can access your tickets.
How will my mobile number be verified in checkout?
During the checkout, you’ll be presented with a box to provide the mobile phone number you want to link to your ticket. A code will then be sent to this mobile phone and you will be required to enter this code before you can proceed. This number will then be linked to your order. When you can unlock your tickets, a code will be sent to this number again for you to enter into the app and access your tickets.
When will Ed Sheeran tickets go on sale?
Tickets go on sale in England, Wales and Scotland from 09:00 on Saturday 25 September 2021 here. As mentioned above, make sure you have your mobile/smartphone with you.
How much are the ‘’face value’’ tickets?
The tickets are £80 and £50 in London and £75 and £45 regionally. All tickets are subject to a maximum 10 per cent booking fee, plus a maximum £2.75 transaction charge per order.
How do I arrange to buy tickets for someone with accessibility needs?
Customers who require either a carer to accompany them to the shows or have accessibility needs can purchase these via our website.
Sign language available – on date to be determined.
How many tickets can I buy?
There will be a strict limit of six (6) tickets per show date per transaction. This restriction is in place in order to give as many people as possible a fair chance to buy tickets. The whole party must arrive at the same time as the person with the mobile/smartphone device containing all the tickets.
Please note: Any and all transactions that are detected as bot purchases, patrons creating duplicate accounts in order to purchase more than the ticket limit or any action that indicates a suspicious purchase in excess of the ticket limit will be cancelled.
What if we want to go as a bigger group/family?
You will have to try to complete another order with another mobile device.
Can I buy tickets as a gift?
The matching ID of the surname of the lead booker will be an entry requirement. The other tickets bought by that person can be used for other people as long as they ALL arrive with the lead booker. If you want to buy tickets as gifts then you’ll also have to attend to get your recipients into the show.
What are the age restrictions?
All venue age restrictions are clearly displayed on the sales pages on the website.
Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult. No children under five are allowed.
In the unlikely event you are looking to purchase tickets on behalf of 16- to 18-year-olds who do not have access to a smartphone, we recommend that you attend the show with the group.
Hints and tips for improving your chances of getting Ed Sheeran tickets during the day of the general sale
What can you do to help secure those tickets? Notepads at the ready! Check out these top tips to improve your chances of getting Ed Sheeran tickets when they become available.
1. Open your account and log in now
Get the details out of the way before tickets are available by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.
2. Don’t refresh your screen
Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.
3. Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale
Keep up to date with news at Twitter.com/TicketmasterUK. If anything changes regarding Ed Sheeran tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it. We send real-time updates as the general sale happens, including any technical difficulties that might occur (remember there are a lot of Ed Sheeran fans) and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows and tours going on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.
4. Don’t oversleep on the date of the general sale
That would be disastrous!
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Ed Sheeran tickets go on general sale from 09:00 on Saturday 25 September 2021 through Ticketmaster.co.uk – and remember to have your mobile/smartphone with you during the purchase process.