Apple Music Live, the live performance series that connects the biggest stars in music with audiences around the world, is set to return for its second season on May 10. Kicking off the season is a live performance by award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran, which will be exclusive to Apple Music Live.
Ed Sheeran showcases new album in intimate Apple Music Live performance
The performance will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London and will feature Sheeran showcasing his new album, – (pronounced “subtract”), in full for the first time, alongside a 12-piece band that includes Aaron Dessner of The National.
Fans can tune in to the exclusive live performance on Apple Music Live on May 10 at noon PST, by visiting apple.co/AMLEdSheeran. The performance will also be available to stream on-demand on both Apple Music and Apple TV+ beginning at 1 p.m. PST on May 10.
Ed Sheeran’s new album, -, is now available to stream on Apple Music, and in his Apple Music Live performance, Sheeran will delve into the series of life events that led him to pen the album. The album, produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, is a 14-track introspective and heartfelt exploration of Sheeran’s personal journey.
“We’re excited to present this Apple Music Live show, which offers an utterly unique perspective into how one of the world’s most popular musicians is dealing with some of the heaviest traumas imaginable. It’s an emotional, soul-searching ride — but also extremely fulfilling,” said Apple Music 1 host Matt Wilkinson, who sat down with Sheeran for a new interview set to air on Tuesday, May 9.
Ed Sheeran is one of the top-performing artists of all time on Apple Music, with over 9.5 billion plays globally and 240 million Shazam tags. His hit 2017 single “Shape of You” is the most streamed song of all time on Apple Music, with over 930 million plays worldwide.
More than 45 of Sheeran’s songs have reached No. 1 on the Daily Top 100. His new album, -, became the most pre-added album on Apple Music of all time, with lead single “Eyes Closed” reaching the Daily Top 100 in 87 countries — his 21st song to reach the top 25 on Apple Music’s Daily Top 100: Global chart.
In addition to the exclusive live performance, fans will also be able to access behind-the-scenes footage, the Apple Music Live setlist, and more exclusive content on the Shazam app after the show.
The return of Apple Music Live for its second season is a highly anticipated event for music fans worldwide, and Ed Sheeran’s exclusive performance promises to be a highlight of the series. The inaugural season of Apple Music Live featured some of the biggest names in music, including Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Lil Durk, Mary J. Blige, Luke Combs, and Wizkid.
Fans can tune in on May 10 to witness the magic of Sheeran’s live performance of his new album and gain an intimate insight into the personal journey that inspired his latest work.