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Ed Sheeran announces support act for Irish dates

Singer Ed Sheeran has announced the support act for his upcoming tour, which includes a string of Irish dates.

The Thinking Out Loud hitmaker will be joined by fellow singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson. Singer Anne-Marie was previously announced to be joining Sheeran on tour.

Lawson released his new album Happy Accidents in September via Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records.

The record includes the track Can’t See Straight, which was written with Sheeran and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.

The album title is taken from the first communications between Lawson and his now wife, when she wandered, by chance, in to his show at The Bedford (incidentally, the same venue where Lawson met Sheeran for the first time).

Lawson was awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Song (Musically and Lyrically) in 2016.

To date he has had 110 million Spotify streams, over 28 million YouTube views, and has sold over a million copies of his hit Wasn’t Expecting That.

Lawson and Ann-Marie will join Sheeran at the Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast on Wednesday, May 9.

Other dates include Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork from May 4-6 and Pearse Stadium, Galway from May 12-13.

The Irish dates will finish up at Phoenix Park in Dublin from on May 16, 18 and 19.

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