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Ed Sheeran’s Australian tour sells out

A little over 12 months ago the world hadn’t heard of Ed Sheeran. Now, the 21-year-old English singer-songwriter’s debut album has gone platinum here in Australia, his song Lego House is currently in the top five and his national tour sold out in under a day.

Ed Sheeran at The 2012 Brit Awards

“I’m kind of excited to come to Australia,” Sheeran told us about his forthcoming tour in July and August. “It’s one of my favourite countries.”

With his album “+” still sitting at the top of the iTunes charts six months after it’s release and singles The A Team, You Need Me and Lego House all being certified hits, it’s no wonder the tour sold out so quickly.

However, don’t expect a big backing band with special effects, explosions and dancers on stage for an Ed Sheeran show, as his performances simply involves himself, a guitar and an intimate setting with his Australian fans.

“I came over to Australia for a family holiday when I was 14 and I’ve kind of been a tad obsessed since then,” he admits. “Your music scene is kind of more me.”

He’s also a big fan of our own Missy Higgins.

“Is Missy Higgins still doing her thing over there?” he asked (she has a new single out called Unashamed Desire from her forthcoming album “The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle”). “She was like the huge thing when I was there. She was good.”

Aussie fans looking to slip a gift to their favourite red-headed singer when he hits our shores should take note of his latest release Lego House, as Sheeran reveals he’s a big fan of the toy building blocks.

“I kind of make a lot of lego,” he confesses. “When the album went number one in England, to celebrate I got given one of those Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego sets, so I made that, which was quite cool.”

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