All posts tagged australia

British singer & song writer, Ed Sheeran, hits the big time in Australia, with all tour dates selling out in 24 hours.

Sheeran got his major break in June 2011, with hit single “The A Team“, which debuted at no3 on the UK chart. Also that same year he was nominated for numerous awards and went on to win Breakthrough Artist and Best Single for “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” at the Q Awards and Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at the BT Digital Music Awards. He followed that on at the 2012 Brit Awards, walking away with Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Solo Male Artist.

News of this sell out tour, will come as no surprise to anyone who has heard Sheeran‘s unique sound. The double Brit award winner captivates audiences with simply a guitar in hand, his ethereal vocals and emotion evoking songwriting are all that’s needed to capture the crowd’s attention. This guy is truly one in a million.

Set to kick off the tour in August and covering Australia and New Zealand, Ed has expressed his sheer delight at this news via his official twitter, yesterday tweeting: “Oh, before I sleep, just been told my Australian/NZ tour sold out in a day! GET IN. See u all in August.”

Sheeran has caused quite a stir on both the Australian and New Zealand charts with the release of his debut album, named “+“, which has reached Platinum in both countries.

He also announced via twitter that tickets for the European leg of his tour went on sale yesterday and that dates for Ireland will be announced soon. Watch this space.

Comedian Freddie Starr has been taken to hospital after suffering a severe allergic reaction during his stint on I’m a celebrity….Get me out of here. He will be kept in over night to be closely observed, and to run tests to try demand establish the root of the reaction.

Freddie started to feel sick and unwell after the Greasy Spoon bush tucker trial and doctors were immediately called to assess the 68-year-old condition.
A show spokesperson had said
“The reaction could be due to a spider bite, he might have reacted badly to a leech or a tic, or even a snake he hadn’t noticed.”…..he could have reacted to tree bark or even a leaf….”it’s highly unlikely the reaction is from a bug Freddie had eaten, during his bush tucker trial, but nothing is being ruled out.
Freddie is said to be in good spirits, and keeping the nurses entertained. No news yet if Starr will return to the jungle.