Ed Sheeran announces new tour dates following bike accident
After being forced to postpone shows following a bike accident, Ed Sheeran has announced new tour dates. The singer reveled on his official website Thursday afternoon (Oct. 26) that he is rescheduling concerts in Osaka, Tokyo, and Manila and canceling Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Jakarta.
The “Sing” hitmaker suffered fractures in his right wrist and left elbow following the incident, and took to social media to tell fans the bad news and also the dates he was forced to postpone because unable to perform.
“A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow that will leave me unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future.” he wrote on October 17, adding “Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.”
Sheeran has announced his doctors have now cleared him to perform the original tour dates in Singapore, beginning on November 11 but unfortunately, only some of the postponed dates could be rescheduled and others were forced to be cancelled.
“A follow-up visit to my doctors today confirmed that I will be good to go from the Singapore shows onwards. Osaka, Tokyo and Manila will be rescheduled for April 2018. My dates in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong and Jakarta will sadly need to be cancelled as it’s just been impossible to reschedule these for next year,” Ed said in a statement on Friday (Oct 27).
“I’m really gutted that not all the postponed dates could be rescheduled and I am working hard with my team to try and come back to these places as soon as I can to see all of you. I’m sorry to everyone who has been affected by this,” he added.
All tickets for the original shows will remain valid for the new dates. See the full dates and venues below.
Nov 11 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Nov 12 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Nov 14 Kuala Lumpur Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil
Nov 16 Bangkok Impact Arena
Nov 19 Mumbai JioGarden
Nov 23 Dubai Autism Rocks Arena
RESCHEDULED SHOWS (New dates):
April 8 Manila Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
April 11 Osaka Osaka-Jo Hall
April 13 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
April 14 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Oct 22 Taipei Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall
Oct 29 Seoul Olympic Park: The 88 Garden
Nov 4 Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Nov 5 Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Nov 9 Jakarta Indonesia Convention Exhibition