Ed Sheeran is coming to VH1's "Storytellers"... and this time it's personal.
The "Don't" singer will help kick off the upcoming new season of the long-running VH1 singer/songwriter series by making history with the first-ever live "Storytellers" broadcast. The special will air from Dublin, Ireland, on January 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT from a venue that has special meaning for Sheeran.
"It's amazing to come back to perform at a place that means so much to me personally," Sheeran said about performing at Whelan's, the venue where he first saw a performance by Irish singer Damien Rice, which inspired him to pursue a music career.
"I was only about 11 or 12 years old when I saw Damien play at Whelan's, and that night literally changed my life. The time he spent talking with me after the show made all the difference. It inspired me in a way that I only hope to do for someone else."
As is tradition, Ed will share some personal stories during "VH1 Storytellers Live: Ed Sheeran," which will be followed by an exclusive 30-minute aftershow, available only on VH1.com and the VH1 App. More "Storytellers" performers will be announced soon, with each featuring a live show from a venue that is significant to the artist.