Ed Sheeran Announces 2012 North American Tour

6 June 2012, 12:38 | Updated: 6 June 2012, 12:41

The 'Lego House' star will perform 16-dates across the US and Canada starting later this month as he promotes debut '+'.

Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he will be heading out on a headline North American tour this year.

The 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' star will perform 16 shows starting in New York on 11th June.

The star also opened up about his opportunity to head across the pond for his own solo shows.

"I'm coming to be myself, and hopefully people will like it," he told Reutres. "I think it's great that British acts, in general, not just boy bands and not just Adele ... are getting recognition in America."

The BRIT Award winning star recently finished touring duties with Snow Patrol and was forced to cancel the last few shows due to personal reasons.

Ed has also started work on his new studio album and has been writing with Taylor Swift and Snow Patrol during his time in the US.

Ed Sheeran's full North American tour dates are as follows:

New York, Bowery Ballroom – June 11th
Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg – June 12th
Toronto, Kool Haus – September 17th
Montreal, Olympia De Montreal – 18th September
Boston, House Of Blues – 19th September
New York, Terminal 5 – 21st September
Washington, 9:30 Club – 22nd September
Philadelphia, Theatre Of The Living Arts – 23rd September
Chicago, Riviera Theatre – 25th September
Minneapolis, State Theatre – 26th September
Denver, Bluebird Theatre – 28th September
Los Angeles, The Wiltern – 1st October
San Diego, House Of Blues – 2nd October
Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom – 4th October
Portland, Wonder Ballroom – 5th October
Seattle, The Showbox SoDo – 6th October

Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter will head to Wembley Stadium on Saturday (9th June) for Capital FM's Summertime Ball 2012 performing alongside the likes of Jessie J, The Wanted and Coldplay.