Finally, British singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer Ed Sheeran will push through with his much-anticipated Manila concert on April 8, 2018, Sunday, 8 PM, at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
His original concert date of November 7, 2017, also at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, as well as “Divide” Asia Tour shows in Osaka and Tokyo (concerts in Taipei, Jakarta, Seoul and Hong Kong) were cancelled), was rescheduled due to a cycling accident (he fractured his right wrist and left elbow) last October 15 in London.
His second visit here, the celebrated performer first performed in the country last March 12, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena (check out video).
The 26-year-old, Grammy Award (Best Pop Solo Performance) winning Sheeran is one of the best-selling artists in the world. His latest album "Divide" smashed Spotify records, drawing 57 million listens on the first day of its release (nearly twice the previous highest). The album performed especially well in his native Britain (he was born in Halifax) and in Ireland (his paternal grandparents are Irish), where he traces ancestry and whose traditional music he incorporated into two songs on "Divide."
After several years of playing on the street and in bars, the red-haired Sheeran won breakthrough international success with his 2014 love ballad "Thinking Out Loud." This 2016 Grammy Award winning “Song of the Year,” his second single to reach number one in the UK (it also spent eight weeks at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100), is the first song on Spotify to be streamed half a billion times.
For the highly anticipated Divide album tour, Ed is expected to perform for Sheerios (nickname for Sheeran’s fans) in Manila (check out video greeting), aside from "Thinking Out Loud," his other hit singles "Photograph" (reaching the top five on the main singles charts in more than five countries, it peaked at No. 10 in the US), "Give Me Love" (No. 18 on the UK Singles Chart), "Shape of You" (the best selling single of 2017 in the UK), "Castle on the Hill" (No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart ), "Dive” (No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart), “Perfect” (No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart) and "Supermarket Flowers" (No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart), among others.
Tickets for the show, up for grabs at www.smtickets.com, are priced at PhP13,040 (Patron A - seated), PhP11,450 (Patron B - seated), PhP8,290 (Patron C - seated), PhP4,060 (Gold, standing), PhP3,010 (Silver, standing) and PhP1,950 (General Admission - standing).