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Ed Sheeran

PLSN Staff • January 2019Showtime • January 14, 2019

ED SHEERAN © Steve Jennings

Lighting Cos:


Video Co

Colonel Tom Touring


  • Lighting Designer Mark Cunniffe,
  • Lighting Director: Matt Jones
  • Programmer: Alex Passmore
  • Lighting Reps: Mike Oates (LCR), Michael Brammer (SES)
  • Crew Boss: Dave Cox
  • Dimmers: Rob Starksfield
  • Lighting Techs: Travis Mitchell, Stuart Picton, Chris Wynn
  • James Townsend, Brandt Gentry, Steve Bliss
  • Production Manager: Chris Marsh
  • Production Coordinator: Helen Himmons
  • Tour Manager: Mark Friend
  • Tour Coordinator: Amanda Thompson
  • Stage Manager: Matt Caley
  • Video Director: Phil Mead
  • Video Engineer: Bob Larkin
  • Notch Programmer: Matt Swoboda
  • Video Techs: Eoin MacMahon, Pat Gibbs, Tony Whitehead, Marc Lawrence
  • Riggers: Omar Franchi, Seth Cook
  • Automation: Omar Franchi
  • Staging Cos: Highpost, Tait
  • Set: Wonder Works
  • Trucking Cos: SOS/SET (U.S.), KB Event (U.K.)



  • 2       grandMA2 Full consoles
  • 1       grandMA2 Light console
  • 134  Claypaky Mythos 2
  • 16     Claypaky Scenius Unico
  • 56     SGM G4
  • 16     SGM P10
  • 12     Martin Atomic 3000 LED
  • 5       TMB Solaris Flare
  • 4       Robert Juliat Lancelot
  • 4       MDG The One Stadium Hazer
  • 1       Custom LED tape setup by Tait for the set
  • 1       Kinesys motor system

Video Gear:

  • 350  ROE Visual Carbon 5 LED tiles (1200 mm)
  • 175  ROE Visual Carbon 5 LED tiles (600mm)
  • 3       disguise 4×4 media servers
  • 1       Blackmagic Design ATEM 2ME switcher
  • 2       Sony 1700 cameras
  • 5       Bradley CamBall 3 cameras

Tour Notes

Accompanied by nothing more than an acoustic guitar and a custom loop pedal, Ed Sheeran continues to keep stadium-and-arena-sized audiences entertained, selling out large venues months in advance. The tour, which included legs in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America in 2018, will continue in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe next year. It set an all-time record for Billboard’s Nov. 1-Oct. 31 annual touring charts in the 2018 chart year, racking up $429 million with 99 shows. That’s on top of the $122 million this artist grossed with ticket sales in Billboard’s 2017 chart year.

For more info on this tour go to

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