Ed Sheeran confirms that Taylor Swift won’t appear on next album

by Martin
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On Monday Ed Sheeran took to Twitter and revealed that he would be touring the UK & Ireland later this year. His second album was then more or less confirmed by his manager.

Ed Sheeran has now himself spoken about the new album, which is the follow-up to his hugely successful debut album from 2011.

While the internet was buzzing with all the Ed Sheeran news the singer was also making his rounds doing interviews with BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM.

Speaking in particular about the tour itself Sheeran confirmed that it would more or less just be him, his guitar and his fans in the audience.

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Ed Sheeran also confirmed that his close friend Taylor Swift won’t be featuring on the next album – which we now know is due to be release before the tour begins in October.

Speaking to Capital FM, Sheeran said: “I didn’t work with Taylor [Swift] on the album purely for the fact that we’ve done that already.”

“We’ve already done a song and I don’t know if it would surprise anyone if that happened. We’re always going to perform together, we’re always going to write together [and] we’re always going to hang out.”

“I just felt I wanted to make a record that would surprise people and keep them intrigued.”

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The singer finished up by saying: “I’ve already done a song with Taylor within the last two years so I don’t know if anyone would be too shocked by that.”

The tour of UK & Ireland kicks off on October 6th in Dublin and will see Sheeran visit the likes of Leeds, London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester before ending in Glasgow on the 30th.

Tickets for the tour will go on public sale from 9am UK time on January 10 from all the usual outlets. To see the full list of tour dates then please click here.

Watch Taylor Swift join Ed Sheeran during one of his shows at Madison Square Garden last year.


  1. Dz on January 8, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I don’t get how a great new English singer/songwriter–someone who represents a possible fresh new turn in music–how and why in the world would he chose the producer he did? Excuse me? His producer has worked with Kanye West and Jay-Z?? Aw, Ed. No wonder tou fell out of love with it. So that promises anything good? What Ed, English hip hop? Because it seems popular music is becoming so inbred–same producers, Jay-Z blah blah. You know, Ed, you don’t have to suddenly have hip hop pals like Miley and Justin do, designing your album for you, to show you’re mainstream and cool, so you can break sales records.
    You were cool because you were you. Even you and Swift doing a song, at least you are both who you are. I am not anti-rap, hip hop. Kanye, B.o.b etc great. But different new stuff, instead of all the endless sameness, everyone the same “hitmaker” producers, non-songwriters use the same songwriters. It’s all becoming plastic. Gotta make that $25 million this year.
    Didn’t they used to call it “selling out”? Yes. Sell outs. My favorite singer/songwriter will be the one who doesn’t run out and get the “producer to the stars” and just do their own music instead. Trust their own music.
    Ed, you should’ve stayed you. I hope you stayed you. But I have a feeling the “surprises” you have instore might be disappointing.

  2. lmfao on January 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Dz are you an idiot? Rick Rubin is one of the best producers ever, he has worked with Eminem as well and his album turned out great (His best work since The Eminem Show) I don’t know what you’re smoking.

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