Ed Sheeran unveils 2013 headline tour dates, gives EW exclusive performance video -- Watch it here

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Breakout British folkie/T-Swift’s favorite ginger duet partner Ed Sheeran is bringing his A Team to the U.S. with his biggest headlining tour to date.

The 18-city trek kicks off on Jan. 17 at the House of Blues in Houston, and includes stops at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and the Hollywood Palladium. Sheeran’s current road trip—VH1’s You Oughta Know Tour, which continues through mid-October—is already fully sold out, with many shows being moved to larger venues.

Sheeran will also appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Oct. 4 to perform his current single, “The A Team,” currently climbing the charts (it also has more than 43 million views on YouTube).

Fans will get even more of Sheeran when Taylor Swift’s new album, Red, arrives Oct. 22.

But for now, check out this exclusive video of Sheeran performing his percussive “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” live at London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire, and find the tour’s full itinerary after the jump:

Here’s the full schedule:

JANUARY
17       Houston, TX               House of Blues
18       Dallas, TX                   The Palladium Ballroom
19       Austin, TX                   Stubbs Bar-B-Q
22       Nashville, TN             Ryman Auditorium
24       Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore Detroit
25       Cincinnati, OH          Bogart’s
26       Indianapolis, IN        Egyptian Room
28       Pittsburgh, PA            Stage AE
29       Baltimore, MD            Rams Head Live
30       New York, NY             Radio City Music Hall

FEBRUARY
1          Louisville, KY              Palace Theatre
2          St. Louis, MO              The Pageant
3          Kansas City, MO        The Midland
5          Broomfield, CO           1st Bank Center
6          Magna, UT                  Great Salt Air
9          Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Palladium
12       San Diego, CA              Spreckels Theatre
13       Tempe, AZ                     The Marquee
14       Tucson, AZ                    Rialto Theatre

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