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In the coming weeks, the one-man pop juggernaut will play to a record-breaking one million fans on an date stadium run across Australia and New Zealand. The year-old singer-songwriter also acknowledged that it was the first concert to be held at the shiny new Optus Stadium, which shone in its own right with amazing facilities and great acoustics.
There were no surprises in the set list that included his first hit The A Team along with mainstays PhotographThinking Out Loud and Sin g from his three chart-topping albums. Those albums — PlusMultiply and Divide - have sold 38 million copies worldwide so it was no wonder most of the crowd knew every word as Sheeran powered his way through an song set.
While the large-scale screens and the lighting displays were impressive this is still a stadium show remarkably devoid of bells and whistles. The simplicity of the show merely highlights how much of an anomaly Ed Sheeran is an industry known for its excesses.
Besides his song-writing talent the amiable Englishman is an effortless singer with charm in abundance. With his self-deprecating humour he can encourage even the most reticent concert-goer to sing along or hold their phones aloft on command. Will you make fools out of yourselves tonight for me?
It was certainly an unforgettable moment for one couple in the stands with a round of applause breaking out when a man proposed to his partner. It got the stadium jumping.
While the music continued to play on loop, Sheeran roamed the stage eager to make the most of every last second. Perth Now Click to open. Credit: Sharon Smith.
Ed Sheeran concert at Optus Stadium, Perth. Jay Hanna PerthNow. March 3, AM. Topics Music Reviews Entertainment Music.
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