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.
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.”
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.