Ed Sheeran at the Erwin Center in 2013. Photo by Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman.

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will kick off a nine-week North American tour with a May 6 appearance at the Erwin Center.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6, via texasboxoffice.com, with presales available to Fan Club and American Express members March 2-5. Ticket prices have not yet been announced.

Sheeran was nominated in three categories at last night’s Grammy Awards but did not win. He was a featured performer on the show, doing one number on his own and joining Electric Light Orchestra for a song.

Sheeran opened for Taylor Swift at the Erwin Center in 2013 and taped “Austin City Limits” last year as part of the program’s 40th season.