Pop songwriter Ed Sheeran, seen on last night’s Grammy Awards telecast and known for such hit songs as “Don’t,” “Sing” and “Thinking Out Loud,” will perform at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Sunday, May 24 as part of the Machias Savings Bank concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 via Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer, and are priced between $31.75 and $71.75.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed Sheeran’s blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop has been hitting the tops of the charts since 2010. He released three EPs in the U.K. in 2010 and in 2011 released his major label debut studio album, “+,” with the song “The A Team” breaking through on U.S. radio. Sheeran then went about boosting his profile, co-writing songs for One Direction and Taylor Swift. He toured the U.S. with Swift on her massive 2013 arena tour, and saw his song “I See Fire” featured on the closing credits of the movie “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” His latest album, “x,” came out in June 2014 and encompassed his acoustic/hip-hop hybrid sound, but also had an R&B feel in places along with straight-ahead pop. The record, co-produced with Rick Rubin and Pharrell Williams, debuted at number one on both the U.S. and U.K. charts.
Sheeran joins a growing season of Waterfront Concerts at the Darling’s Pavilion, including the Rise Above Fest featuring Godsmack, Seether and Slash on May 9, Train and The Fray on June 18, Fall Out Boy and Hoodie Allen on June 20, Joe Bonamassa Aug. 12, Kenny Chesney Aug. 13 and Nickelback Aug 19. Check back with cultureshock.bangordailynews.com for up to date information on all Waterfront Concert announcements.