Ed Sheeran will host a free pop-up shop in Melbourne this weekend

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Ed Sheeran will host a free pop-up shop in Melbourne this weekend

Ed Sheeran

The British superstar is celebrating the release of his latest album, - (Subtract).

If there’s one thing we know about Ed Sheeran, it’s that he likes naming his albums after mathematical symbols.

This Friday, his fifth studio album, titled – (Subtract), will hit the shelves and the airways. To celebrate, he’s holding three pop-up shops across Australia.

The free, one-day-only event will take place on Saturday, May 6 in Sydney and Melbourne and on May 7 in Brisbane. Alongside the brand-new album, the pop-ups will feature exclusive merchandise as well as other Ed-themed activities.

Ed Sheeran Pop-Up Shops

  • May 6 – Warner Music Office, 60 Union Street, Pyrmont, Sydney
  • May 6 – Oshi Gallery, 386 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne
  • May 7 – Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street, Newstead, Brisbane

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The shops will be opening at 10am and running until 4pm. If the artist’s massive MCG sell-out last month (AKA the all-time biggest show in Australian history) is anything to go by, the event will be super popular, so we recommend lining up early as not to be disappointed.

The new album, featuring the singles Boat and Eyes Closed, has been long-awaited by Ed-heads everywhere.

After a tumultuous year filled with illness, grief and a widely-watched copyright trial that just wrapped up in New York, the artist has turned to songwriting to help him heal.

In his latest album, he wears his heart off his sleeve – more so than ever before.

“As an artist, I didn’t feel like I could credibly put a body of work into the world that didn’t accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life. This album is purely that,” he said in a statement.

“It’s opening the trapdoor into my soul. For the first time, I’m not trying to craft an album people will like; I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life.”

For more on the Ed Sheeran Pop-up on May 6 in Collingwood, head here