North Suffolk pop music sensation Ed Sheeran is set to add yet another prestigious honour to his already extraordinary collection.
The former Framlingham resident is to play at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden (MSG) venue - following in the footsteps of the likes of Elvis Presley, Prince and Michael Jackson.
The 22-year-old, a former pupil at Thomas Mills High School, is currently on tour with US pop starlet Taylor Swift, but will play the solo gig at MSG on November 1.
Writing on his Twitter account, which has a staggering ‘follower’ count of 7,500,000 Twitter users from all across the globe, Sheeran said: “My dad always said ‘you haven’t made it till you’ve played MSG’, so it’s a massive honour.”
Sheeran, who has swept the board at countless music award ceremonies on either side of the Atlantic over the past year, allegedly signed his six-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2011 at Framlingham pub, The Station.
The nu-folk star’s debut album, ‘+’, which was released in September 2011, has gone platinum in a number of countries, and more than 1,500,000 copies have been sold in the UK, and 500,000 in the US.
Just three years ago, Sheeran performed at Diss Corn Hall on a bill which included popular local band The BBs.