First U.S. Bank Stadium concert announced for 2018 is ... Ed Sheeran

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Local Sheerios already know this is Sheeran in July at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Stadium Billy Briggs

Gather 'round, taxpayers, and get the deets on the first U.S. Bank Stadium concert revealed for 2018: Ed Sheeran. 

The singing/rapping woodland creature from the U.K. will arrive in Minneapolis on October 20 of next year. He visited St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center this past July; there were marriage proposals galore

Pre-sale tickets to see Sheeran in Minnesota go on sale October 16; the general sale begins October 20. No word yet on prices, but a U.S. Bank Stadium PR rep says they'll be made available later this week. 

Sheeran, 26, is touring in support of March's ÷, his mega-selling third album. The relentlessly popular "Shape of You" hitmaker spurred fan backlash (aka "hoo-ha") when he appeared in Game of Thrones this summer. On October 2 he'll perform during the re-boot premiere of Total Request Live (aka MTV's middle finger to original ideas). 

Click here to explore Sheeran's relentless competence and soft sensuality, qualities that will aid him in destroying us all, according to City Pages. 

In 2017, U.S. Bank Stadium hosted Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, and U2. Bieber bailed. Here's hoping a woman or P.O.C. gets booked to play our tax-funded football monolith in 2018. 

And here's where you can find Ed in 2018: 

08/18 - Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl Stadium
08/25 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
08/30 - Toronto, ON @ rogers Centre
09/06 - St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
09/15 - Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
09/22 - East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
09/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financiel Field
10/13 - Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
10/17 - Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
10/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
10/27 - Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
10/31 - New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
11/03 - Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
11/07 - Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
11/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium


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