Two extra dates have been added to Ed Sheeran's sold-out Irish tour in summer 2018.

The Shape of You hitmaker will now play a third and final date at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on May 6 along with a third and final date at Dublin's Phoenix Park on May 19 2018.

Tickets to the two new dates will go on sale on Saturday, July 15 at 9am from usual outlets.

Ed Sheeran adds two dates to sold-out Irish tour

The chart-topper is now playing a total of nine gigs in Cork, Belfast, Galway and Dublin.

He kicks off the tour in Cork on May 4, with a second and now third date at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on May 5 and 6. He will then head up to Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields on May 9, before Galway's Pearse Stadium on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13. His final stop on the tour is Dublin, where he will play the Phoenix Park on Wednesday May 16, Friday May 18 and now Saturday May 19.

Last weekend, Sheeran broke the record for the most tickets sold by an artist in Ireland in one day after over 300,000 tickets were sold for his 2018 tour. However, such is his popularity that some fans still missed out on tickets for the open-air shows.

On Monday, Aiken Promotions warned fans not to buy tickets from any secondary sellers or unofficial sources.

Ed Sheeran's Irish tour will now run for nine dates

Tickets for Sheeran's Irish tour are subject to strict anti-tout rules which have been brought in to try to stop people reselling them online for extortionate prices.

Resold tickets will not be valid for entry and concert goers will have to provide their booking confirmation, credit card, and a valid form of ID.

However, despite the strict anti-tout rules, tickets have appeared on a number of websites.

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