Ed Sheeran – Nova’s Red Room
7th February 2017 – Sydney Opera House
After over a year long hiatus from touring and performing live, Ed Sheeran performed his first show back at none other than Australia’s Iconic Sydney Opera House as part of the Nova’s Red Room Series….and it was BRILLIANT.
Opening the show with one of his two latest hit singles, Castle on the Hill, to an intimate audience of invited guests (otherwise known as the luckiest people in Sydney/the world), and to the rest of Australia listening on radio station Nova around the country, Ed definitely made the long wait worth while.
Ed’s pure talent and skill as a musician is undeniable. Standing alone on stage with his guitar, pedals, a couple of microphones and being able to perform his whole repertoire perfectly is a joyful experience and every single person in the audience had a big smile on their face to prove it. Ed’s sheer brilliance, charisma, down to earth attitude, melodic vocals and not to mention lyrical and musical mastery is a treat for any music fan. Ed sounded amazing
The Sydney Opera House was the perfect venue to return from his long break and Ed seemed to be enjoying himself as much as the audience. Ed was genuinely excited about being back on stage and exclaimed to the audience a few times how much he had missed performing live. Ed spoke about that it was a dream of his to perform on the iconic stage of Sydney Opera House when he grew up after watching Missy Higgins perform there on tv when he was young. Ed then declared, “I guess I’ve grown up!”
When you look at the setlist, there was not a song on there that the crowd did not sing along to. Ed even stated that this is more of a sing along show than a normal show. I have to say the crowd at the Sydney Opera House made a great backing choir as they sang every song back to Ed and even supplied him with harmonies for Sing. With a setlist including; Castle on the Hill, The A Team, Don’t/Nina, Lego House, I’m a Mess, Shape of you, Thinking Out Loud, Bloodstream, Feeling Good/ I see Fire, Tenerife Sea, Kiss me, Give Me Love, Sing and You need me, Ed definitely had the crowd on side and singing like there was no tomorrow. You could have heard a pin drop through Tenerife Sea and Kiss me, the crowd were mesmerised.
Ed Sheeran is back and his new music is delightful! Although he has yet to announce an Australian tour, European dates have been announced and there’s no doubt that he will be back in Oz once his long awaited new album, Divide is released on 3rd March 2017.