Ed Sheeran has announced Irish concerts for April and May 2022 as part of his + - = ÷ x Tour - pronounced 'The Mathematics Tour'.

As part of the first dates announced, Sheeran will play Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh on 28 April 2022, Limerick's Thomond Park on 5 May, and Belfast's Boucher Road Playing Fields on 12 May.

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Tickets for the Cork, Limerick and Belfast shows will go on sale on Saturday 25 September at 8:00am. There is no presale.

Sheeran releases his new album = (Equals) on 29 October.

A statement announcing the shows added: "Once again, Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using unofficial secondary ticketing sites in order to try and stop fans being exploited when trying to buy tickets for his shows.

"The shows on this tour will use specially developed mobile digital ticketing technology which have safeguards in place to ensure genuine fans are buying genuine tickets, and to stop unofficial secondary ticketing sites, and unofficial ticket sellers, from being able to resell tickets at inflated prices and rip off fans.

"In order to make buying legitimate tickets easier on the day, fans are encouraged to sign up for an account with an official ticket vendor in advance of the on sale. Fans who become unable to go to the shows will be able to sell their tickets to other fans at the price they paid + a booking fee through the official fan to fan face value resale platform at the place they purchased the tickets."

Fans have been urged "to only use the official ticket sites listed at Edsheeran.com".

The statement concluded: "As per previous Ed Sheeran tours, the promoters will be monitoring the sales transactions in conjunction with the [UK's] National Trading Standards Cyber Crime team, to identify purchases which are in contravention of the terms and conditions for the sale of the Ed Sheeran tickets. All ticket purchases that contravene these terms and conditions will be subject to possible cancellation."

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