Ed Sheeran has played second banana on shows, including serving as Taylor Swift's opening act. Now his own show is coming to North America.

Ed Sheeran announced the initial dates for his upcoming headlining tour. He will be promoting his upcoming album X, pronounced "multiply," which is due out on June 23.

The tour kicks off on August 22 in Seattle, Washington and will run through September 18. More dates are expected to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale April 25 at EdSheeran.com.

Here is the list of dates that have been confirmed:

8/22 -- Seattle, WA, Wamu Theater
8/23 -- Vancouver, BC, Ambleside Live
8/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
8/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
8/31 -- Glendale, AZ, Jobing.com Arena
9/2 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
9/4 -- Cleveland, OH, Wolstein Center
9/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
9/9 -- Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
9/11 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
9/12 -- Atlanta, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
9/13 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/15 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
9/16 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena
9/18 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre