Ed Sheeran Sets One-Hour Primetime Special For NBC, August 16th
July 24, 2015 at 11:07 AM (PT)
ATLANTIC RECORDS recording artist ED SHEERAN will give fans a front-row seat to his sold-out summer headlining show at LONDON's WEMBLEY STADIUM in a one-hour NBC special, titled “ED SHEERAN - Live at WEMBLEY STADIUM,” airing SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th (8p ET/PT).
The special will show the global superstar performing his biggest hits, including the GRAMMY-nominated single “The A Team” and worldwide #1 smash “Thinking Out Loud,” as well as a duet with SIR ELTON JOHN. The broadcast will also feature previously 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 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 honor 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.”
SHEERAN has played countless sold-out shows all over the globe, including a three-night stand at NEW YORK’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, SEPTEMBER 25th.
"ED SHEERAN - Live at WEMBLEY STADIUM," is produced by JA DIGITAL for ATLANTIC RECORDS/WARNER MUSIC UK. Producers are JIM PARSONS, JULIE JAKOBEK and STEFAN DEMETRIOU. Executive producers are STUART CAMP and KEVIN WEAVER, with PAUL DUGDALE directing.