Ed Sheeran Announces One-Hour Television Special on NBC

Ed Sheeran will give television audiences a front row seat to his sold out summer headlining shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in a one-hour NBC special, titled “Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium,” airing Sunday, August 16 (8:00p.m. ET).

“Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium” shows the global superstar performing his biggest hits, including his breakthrough Grammy-nominated single “The A Team” and worldwide #1 smash “Thinking Out Loud,” as well as a one-of-a-kind duet with Sir Elton John.

The program also features unseen documentary footage with exclusive access that captures the build up around Ed’s historic, record-breaking shows at the iconic venue, where he played to 240,000 fans across three memorable, sold-out nights.

“I can't say that performing at Wembley Stadium was a ‘dream come true,' because I honestly thought it was out of reach and didn't think it was possible,” said Sheeran.

“But with each tour, the venues continued to grow and it became something of a challenge to see how far we could take it, how big we could go and still deliver a show that connected with the entire audience. It really doesn’t get any bigger than Wembley in my mind and it was an honour to join the select few that have headlined there. It’s definitely a personal milestone and I’m so glad to share this special moment with all of my fans.”

Here's Sheeran performing an acoustic version of his hit, "Thinking Out Loud":

Sheeran is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum singer-songwriter. At only 24 years old, the British artist has already become a global phenomenon. His latest album x (pronounced multiply) has gone to #1 in 14 countries around the world, including the United States and his native United Kingdom, where it was both the biggest and fastest selling album of 2014.

x was nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and features a trio of platinum hits -- “Sing,” “Don’t," and his chart topping smash “Thinking Out Loud" -- as well as his latest single "Photograph." An acclaimed live performer, Sheeran has played countless sold-out shows all over the globe, including a three-night stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and four nights at London’s O2 Arena. His current worldwide tour returns to North America this fall, highlighted by his biggest stateside show yet, taking place at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, on September 25.

For more, please visit www.edsheeran.com.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.