Ed Sheeran is creating the next epic boy band, cue the screams.
The British pop superstar revealed he has written music and is auditioning singers for a new boy band of his design.
Sheeran, 26, told Rolling Stone the new songs for his pet project are “really, really decent.”
The “Shape of You” singer described the music as, “Superpop, but obviously credible.” He plans to be the mastermind behind the band, helping propel the careers of several young men. “I’m gonna put three or four boys together and do all the songs, take them on the stadium tour with me,” Sheeran said.
Boy bands are nothing new to Sheeran. The record-breaking singer-songwriter has written songs for many artists, including One Direction’s “Little Things” and “Moments”. The uncertain future of said One Direction suggests there is a void to fill for Sheeran’s new group.
Sheeran released his third studio album “÷“ on Friday to favourable reviews and was streamed more than 56 million times in one day on Spotify, absolutely crushing the 29 million record previously held by The Weeknd’s “Starboy”.
He will be supporting the launch of his new album with a 2017 North American tour. All Canadian dates for the “÷” tour are listed below.
- July 7: Toronto, Air Canada Centre
- July 18:Quebec City, Videotron Centre
- July 19: Montreal, Bell Centre
- July 22: Winnipeg, MTS Centre
- July 23: Saskatoon, SaskTel Centre
- July 25: Edmonton, Rogers Place
- July 28: Vancouver, Rogers Arena