via press release:
VH1 TO LIVESTREAM “ED SHEERAN STORYTELLERS LIVE!” WORLDWIDE FROM
DUBLIN, IRELAND AT STORYELLERS.VH1.COM ON
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 AT 7 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY -January 22, 2015 – Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will kick off an all-new season of “VH1 Storytellers” LIVE from Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, January 24 at 7PM ET/PT. “Ed Sheeran Storytellers Live!” will also air live across the UK on MTV Music at 12AM GMT and across Brazil on MTV at 10PM BRST. Fans can watch the first 60-minutes of the show live at Storytellers.VH1.com (except in the UK, Ireland, France and Monaco) and stream an exclusive worldwide continuation featuring Ed-ditional stories live at 8PM ET/PT.
VH1 is rewriting the script on its critically acclaimed music franchise “VH1 Storytellers,” and for the first time in network history, the series will be broadcast LIVE from a venue of special meaning to the performing artist. In this tradition, Sheeran will perform and share personal stories from his life that have inspired his chart-topping songs from Whelan’s in Dublin, the venue where he first saw the artist that made him want to pursue music — Damien Rice.
Ed Sheeran is a 6-x GRAMMY nominated, multiplatinum singer/songwriter. At only 23 years old, the British artist has already become a global phenomenon. His latest album “x” (pronounced multiply) has gone to #1 in 14 countries around the world, including the United States and his native United Kingdom, where it was both the biggest and fastest selling album of 2014. “x” – which is currently nominated for Album of the Year at the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards – features back-to-back platinum hits “Sing” and “Don’t” as well as the current single “Thinking Out Loud,” which is shaping up to be the biggest of Sheeran’s already stellar career. An acclaimed live performer, Sheeran has played countless sold out shows all over the globe, including a 3-night stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and 4 nights at London’s O2 Arena. This summer will see him perform biggest headlining shows to date – 3 sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. For more information, please visit www.edsheeran.com.
“VH1 Storytellers” is a VH1 original series in which singer/songwriters perform in front of an intimate audience and tell stories about their lives, lyrics and careers. The series premiered in 1996 with Ray Davies. Since then, “VH1 Storytellers” has showcased some of the greatest names in music. David Bowie, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Elton John, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera and many others have graced the “VH1 Storytellers” stage. For more information about the series and to watch video clips from past performances go to Storytellers.VH1.com.
“VH1 Storytellers Live: Ed Sheeran” will be produced by JA Digital, with Paul Dugdale directing. Bill Flanagan, Lee Rolontz and Sandy Alouete are executive producers for VH1 and Lara Fried serves as producer for VH1.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.vh1press.com.