Ed Sheeran performs at Henham Park Estate on July 17, 2015 in Southwold, England.

Ed Sheeran performs at Henham Park Estate on July 17, 2015 in Southwold, England.

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Ed Sheeran announced a 48-date North American arena tour on Wednesday (March 8), slated to kick off at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on June 29 and run through an Oct. 6 show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. All pre-sales for the massive outing in support of Sheeran's third album, Divide (styled as ÷), will be powered by Ticketmaster's new Verified Fan software, which is intended to help artists combat bots and get tickets into the hands of true Sheerios.

Pre-sales are set to begin on Monday (March 13) at 10 a.m. local time and run through March 16 at 10 p.m. local time; general public tickets go on sale March 17 at 10 a.m. local; for more information click here

The tour will celebrate the tremendous success the Grammy-winning singer has had with his third LP, including the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 debut of "Shape of You," which has topped the chart for six weeks so far, while second single "Castle on the Hill" entered at No. 6, making Ed the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts in the chart's 58-year history. Divide also broke the 1 billion YouTube views mark just two days after its release last week.

Sheeran unveiled the tour dates during a live appearance in New York City's Rockefeller Center as part of The Today Show's City Concert Series on March 8. Due to overwhelming demand of tickets, Sheeran  added 11 more shows to the North American tour (in cities where he was already scheduled to perform), which he announced on his website March 17. 

Divide North American tour dates:

6/29 -- Kansas City, MO @ Spring Center
6/30 -- Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
7/1 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
7/7 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
7/9 -- Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
7/11 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/14 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/15 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/18 -- Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
7/19 -- Montreal, QC @Bell Centre
7/22 -- Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
7/23 -- Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
7/25 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
7/28 --  Vancouver, BC @Rogers Arena
7/29 -- Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
7/30 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
8/1 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
8/2 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
8/4 -- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
8/5 -- Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
8/6 -- San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
8/10 -- Los Angeles, CA @Staples Center
8/15 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8/17 -- Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
8/18 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
8/19 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
8/22 -- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
8/25 -- Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
8/29 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
8/30 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
8/31 -- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
9/2 -- Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
9/3 -- Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
9/5 -- Charleston, SC @North Charleston Coliseum
9/7 -- Louisville, KY @ KFC YUM! Center
9/8 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
9/9 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
9/12 -- Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
9/15 -- Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
9/17 -- St. Louis, MO @  Scottrade Center
9/19 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/22 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
9/26 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 
9/27 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
9/29 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
9/30 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/3 -- Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
10/6 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena 

New dates (on sale March 24):

7/8 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
7/12 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/26 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
8/12 -- Los Angeles, CA @Staples Center
8/26 -- Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
9/16 -- Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
9/20 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/23 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/1 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/4 -- Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
10/7 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena