Ed Sheeran To Headline CBS RADIO Concert On Ellis Island On Friday, June 13 - WKRN News 2

Ed Sheeran To Headline CBS RADIO Concert On Ellis Island On Friday, June 13

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Multiplatinum Singer-Songwriter To Preview Much Anticipated New Album "x" In Series Of Intimate Shows Throughout The Day; "Multiply Day" Culminates In Live Performance At Scenic National Monument

NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3x-GRAMMY® nominated artist Ed Sheeran will play a one-of-a-kind show on Ellis Island National Monument, presented by CBS RADIO, on Friday, June 13.  Sheeran has been staging "Multiply Days" – consisting of a number of ever-growing, intimate performances in a single day – around the globe in anticipation of his new album, x (pronounced 'multiply').  "Ed On Ellis" will be the largest in a series of shows during the U.S. installment of "Multiply Day" in New York City and serve as the conclusion to this thrilling extravaganza celebrating and demonstrating the literal concept guiding his new record.

Fans attending "Ed On Ellis" will be treated to sweeping views of the New York skyline and Lady Liberty while listening to Sheeran play a variety of hits new and old, 10 days before the release of his new album x, which arrives on Monday, June 23 and is preceded by chart-topping lead single "Sing."

The only way to see Sheeran play live in the memorable and historic setting is to win tickets from one of dozens of CBS RADIO stations nationwide or by visiting Radio.com.  Sheeran announced his Ellis Island gig and tips for visiting the Big Apple this morning on Fresh 102.7 (WWFS-FM) in New York.

Blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Atlantic recording artist Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon.  The 23-year old British singer/songwriter's masterful debut album, +, is a multiplatinum success worldwide and spawned hits including "Lego House" and "The A Team," which garnered double platinum success and a GRAMMY nod for "Song of the Year" in the U.S.  Last fall, Sheeran capped a non-stop touring schedule with three sold out headlining shows at Madison Square Garden.  x, which finds Sheeran collaborating with a stellar list of producers, recently rocketed to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Store's overall "Top Albums" chart, mere hours after becoming available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/x-itunesdlx.

For more information on this once in a lifetime event, or to win your way in, search #EdOnEllis on Twitter, Radio.com for further details.  For additional news and information on Sheeran, please see www.edsheeran.comwww.twitter.com/EdSheeran (@EdSheeran), www.instagram.com/teddysphotoswww.facebook.com/EdSheeranMusic and www.atlanticrecords.com.  For press materials, please see http://press.atlanticrecords.com/ed-sheeran.

Tweet It: .@EdSheeran will play NY/NJ's Ellis Island for @CBSRadio's #EdOnEllis on Fri., June 13: http://radio.com/2014/05/16/ed-sheeran-multiply-day-new-york-ellis-island-concert/ #MultiplyEd

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