Ed Sheeran will begin his next tour in Cork in 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Ed’s happening!

A certain Mr Sheeran has just announced he will be kicking off his 2022 stadium tour right here on Leeside.

The chart-topping superstar will play Páirc Uí Chaoimh on 28 April before taking his ‘+ - = ÷ x Tour’ (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’) to Limerick, Belfast and then on to central Europe and Scandinavia.

Tickets will be available from 8am in Ireland from Saturday 25 September at edsheeran.com and are expected to sell extremely fast.

The tour will see Ed return to stadiums for the first time since his record-breaking ‘Divide Tour’ which started in 2017 and officially became the most-attended and highest-grossing tour ever by the time of its completion in 2019.

He played Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 2018 as part of the ‘Divide Tour’.

On next year’s dates, fans will get to see Ed perform an array of tracks from his upcoming album, ‘=’, live for the first time. The highly anticipated album will be released on 29 October through Asylum/Atlantic.

Later today (Friday), Sheeran is set to replace himself at No.1 in the UK’s official singles chart following the release of his new single ‘Shivers’ which Ed performed for the first time at last weekends’ MTV VMA’s.

It follows his colossal comeback track ‘Bad Habits’ which has now spent 11 consecutive weeks atop the same chart.

As of last week, Ed has become the first British solo artist to claim 52 weeks – a full year – at No.1 on the official UK singles chart, with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles achieving more overall weeks at the top.