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Ed Sheeran Is About To Make History On VH1's 'Storytellers'

Live and direct from Dublin!

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."

Mission accomplished!

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.