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This just in: Ed Sheeran’s 2017 tour is making a Charlotte stop

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Ed Sheeran has announced a Sept. 3 show at uptown Charlotte’s Spectrum Center as part of a 48-date North American arena tour.

The 26-year-old British pop-rocker will also play at Raleigh’s PNC Arena on Sept. 2 and at the North Charleston Center in South Carolina on Sept. 5.

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at spectrumcentercharlotte.com and ticketmaster.com, the Spectrum Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

A limited number of tickets will be available via a fan presale that starts 10 a.m. on Monday, March 13. Register here for access to the pre-sale.

Sheeran’s third album, “Divide” (styled “÷”) was released just last Friday; two days later, songs from “Divide” alone had already surpassed 1 billion YouTube views.

Sheeran was last in Charlotte on Sept. 11, 2014; at the time, it was his first-ever headlining arena tour of North America. As he did at the Grammy Awards last month, he played alone on the Time Warner Cable Arena stage for nearly two hours, working a sound box for the background music and effects.

Just four years ago, he was at the arena opening for Taylor Swift’s “Red” tour. And an even wilder piece of trivia: In 2012, Sheeran headlined a sold-out concert at Amos’ Southend – which closed its doors for good on Sunday night after its final show.

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