The second season of Apple Music Live, the live performance series that brings together top musicians and fans worldwide, is set to premiere on May 10. This season’s launch will be marked by an exclusive live performance by award-winning artist Ed Sheeran, only on Apple Music Live.
Ed Sheeran to Perform New Album at London’s Eventim Apollo
The live event will take place at London’s Eventim Apollo, where Sheeran will present his new album, – (pronounced “subtract”), in its entirety for the first time, accompanied by a 12-piece band that includes Aaron Dessner from The National.
To watch the exclusive live performance, fans can tune in to Apple Music Live on May 10 at noon PST by visiting apple.co/AMLEdSheeran. The performance will also be available for on-demand streaming on both Apple Music and Apple TV+, starting at 1 p.m. PST on May 10.
Delving into the life experiences that inspired him to create his new album, Sheeran will share his personal journey during the Apple Music Live performance. The album, produced by Dessner, features 14 tracks that explore Sheeran’s introspective and heartfelt emotions.
Apple Music 1 host Matt Wilkinson, who interviewed Sheeran for a new segment airing on Tuesday, May 9, expressed excitement about the show, describing it as “an emotional, soul-searching ride”.
Sheeran’s Impressive Record on Apple Music
Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful artists on Apple Music, boasting over 9.5 billion global plays and 240 million Shazam tags. His 2017 hit “Shape of You” is the platform’s most-streamed song of all time, with more than 930 million plays worldwide.
Over 45 of Sheeran’s songs have topped the Daily Top 100. His new album, –, holds the record for the most pre-added album on Apple Music, with its lead single “Eyes Closed” making it to the Daily Top 100 in 87 countries.
Following the live show, fans can access behind-the-scenes footage, the Apple Music Live setlist, and other exclusive content on the Shazam app.
As the second season of Apple Music Live kicks off, music enthusiasts around the world eagerly await Ed Sheeran’s exclusive performance. The first season featured renowned artists such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Lil Durk, Mary J. Blige, Luke Combs, and Wizkid.
Fans can tune in on May 10 to experience Sheeran’s live rendition of his new album and gain a deeper understanding of the personal journey that inspired his latest work.