[LIVE REVIEW] Ed Sheeran, 02 Arena, 15/10/14

“Hi, my name is Ed and my job for the night is to entertain you,“ says Sheeran after singing his first song on the set list, I Am A Mess, to an audience of 20,000 people.

Through deafening screams, 23 year old British singer/songwriter, performed the last of four sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London last night.

The set list contained a varied selection of songs mostly extracted from his second album X (fastest selling album of 2014 so far).

Whether he plays London’s second largest venue or an intimate show in a pub, his genuine love for music and simplicity never fail to show.

With only the help of two microphones, his guitar and his looping pedal, Ed Sheeran sang some of his most melodic hits like Kiss Me, Give Me Love and Afire Love – performed live for the first time – as well as the up-tempo-rap ones like Don’t and Take It Back almost without breathing.

The arena completely fell in love with his performance when he pulled out an electric guitar to play his “favourite song on the album”, Thinking Out Loud.

Towards the end the atmosphere turned magical; the audience turned on the flashlights of their phones and waved them while Ed went through The A Team lyrics that discuss drugs and prostitution topics.

After 17 songs, Sheeran asked his fans to keep repeating the chorus of X’s lead single Sing while he left the stage. People only stopped when the lights of the venue went back on and they sadly realised that the show was over.

Sheeran is now off to perform in four more cities in the UK before heading to Europe in November.


Written by Giovanna Paglino

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