Ed Sheeran announces 2023 return tour to Australia

COMING BACK: Ed Sheeran's 2023 Australian tour is expected to be massive.

COMING BACK: Ed Sheeran's 2023 Australian tour is expected to be massive.

ENGLISH pop superstar Ed Sheeran is returning to Australia in February and March 2023 for a massive stadium tour.

Announced on Wednesday, the + - = x Tour (pronounced the Mathematics Tour) will visit Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium (February 17), Sydney's Accor Stadium (February 24), Melbourne's MCG (March 2), the Adelaide Oval (March 7) and Perth's Optus Stadium (March 12).

Given the sheer popularity of the 31-year-old, don't be surprised if further concert dates are added.

It'll be Sheeran's first concerts in Australia since his record-breaking 2018 Divide Tour. That tour saw the Shape Of You hit-maker surpass the record for the highest-selling tour, with 1,006,387 tickets sold in Australia and New Zealand. Pre-sale tickets are available from Monday.

LIZZO GOES BIG

GOOD As Hell star Lizzo is taking her sassy personality and fearlessness to our TV screens in the series Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

The eight-episode unscripted series follows Lizzo and her hunt for confident, bad-arse women to join the elite ranks of the Big Grrrls and her world tour. The chosen 10 women get the opportunity to move into the Big Grrrls House and must prove they have what it takes to dance with Lizzo in front of her global audience.

The series debuts on March 25 on Amazon Prime.

CONFIDENT TILT

MELBOURNE electronic party band Confidence Man release their second album Tilt on April 1 and it'll be followed by a national tour.

You can see Confidence Man's energetic show and hear their hits Boyfriend (Repeat) and Holiday at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney (August 5); Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (August 6); Darwin Festival (August 18); Metropolis, Perth (August 20); The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane (August 26) and Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide (August 27).

NEW SIMPLE PLAN

CANADIAN rock band Simple Plan will release their first new album in six years on May 6. Harder Than It Looks is Simple Plan's sixth album and features the singles Congratulations, The Antidote and Ruin My Life.

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