Ed Sheeran vs. Adam Levine — 2 musical talents coming to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh will play host to two singers Ed Sheeran and Adam Levine (and the rest of Maroon 5) Sept. 29. Sheeran takes the stage at 7 p.m. at PNC Park on the North Side (the concert date was changed from Sept. 30 to accommodate a Pittsburgh Steelers night game hosting the Baltimore Ravens at nearby Heinz Field).
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— Pirates (@Pirates) September 22, 2018
The tour supports multi-Grammy award winner Sheeran’s blockbuster third album “Divide” which was crowned the biggest album of 2017 by Nielsen Music. His latest single “Perfect” has been No. 1 on the Hot AC radio chart. The tune has also held the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for several weeks.
Levine and Maroon 5 go on stage after Julia Michaels at 8 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena, Uptown. He is part of the three-time Grammy award winning multi-platinum band, celebrating its new studio album, “Red Pill Blues.”
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 6, 2018
Both Sheeran and Levine are both wildly successful — here’s a musical “tale of the tape.”
Hometown: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
No. 1 hits: 2
Top 10 hits: 6
Best song: “Thinking out Loud”
Net worth: $65 million
Fun fact: Among Sheeran’s tattoos is a ketchup bottle
No. of albums: 3 studio, 1 video
No. of years performing: Since 2004, 14 years
Collaborations: Probably his most notable collaboration was with Beyonce for a duet version of his romantic ballad “Perfect” and another with Andre Bocelli of the same song. Sheeran performed with Taylor Swift on Dec. 1, 2017, at KISS FM’s Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. It was his second time teaming with Swift. Other connections include Macklemore, The Weeknd, and most recently, Eminem.
Magazine covers: Tu, Estilo Df, Q, Rolling Stone, Rovesnik, The Big Issue, Teenage Girl, NME, Vanity Fair, GQ, Billboard, Cool!, U! Girl, and Acoustic
Twitter followers: 6,371,069
Did you know? He has a wide vocal range, his fans call themselves “Sheerios” and his nickname is Teddy.
Other projects: Sheeran has been in the New Zealand comedy “Shortland Street,” U.S. sitcom “Undateable” and Aussie soap opera “Home and Away.”
Adam Levine (lead singer Maroon 5)
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
No. 1 hits: 1
Top 10 hits: 3
Best song: “Payphone”
Net worth: $90 million
Fun fact: Levine launched a fragrance line in 2013.
No. of albums: 6 studio, 3 live, 2 compilation, 1 remix
No. of years performing: Since 1997, 21 years
Collaborations: Levine has teamed with The Lonely Island and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield, 50 Cent and Eminem
Magazine covers: Men’s Fitness, Expresiones, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Star, 24 Art, IM, OK!, TV Park, Nylon Guys, Paper, Details, Vogue, Out, The Hollywood Reporter,and 944
Did you know? He has attention deficit order, is ambidextrous and his nickname is Sharky. Levine’s first job was a waiter at Johnny Rockets where he only lasted three hours before being fired.
Twitter followers: 8,606,626
Other projects: Levine has been a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” since it started in 2011.
JoAnne Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062 or [email protected] or via Twittter @Jharrop_Trib.