CONCERT REVIEW: Ed Sheeran at the ACC

For anyone in Toronto who wasn’t at the Ed Sheeran concert, you missed out – big time.

 

Last night, Sheeran brought the second leg of his Multiply Tour to the Six, and it was even better than the first time he was here. One of the things I love about Ed Sheeran is that he brings something new to the table every show. Although he is still on the same tour as last year, Ed changed up the setlist and some of the visuals so it didn’t feel the exact same as the first time around.

 

Now, since we already wrote a full review on last year’s show, I wanted to do something a little different with this review. Instead of going into full detail – below you will find the highlights of last nights show:

 

 

5. Ed changed up the arrangement of his song “Take it Back.” It was interesting and definitely different than the album version – but still great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Earlier this year, Ed performed “I Was Made to Love Her” at CBS’ Stevie Wonder tribute among tons of other huge names in the music industry. Last night, he performed it for Toronto, stating that is was very difficult to learn with his loop pedal, and he simply isn’t finished performing it yet. Check it out below!

 

 

 

 

 

3. One of the things Ed is KNOWN for is the way he involves the audience while he performs. Last night – on more than one occasion – he had the crowd singing his songs in unison as he sang along with us in harmony. For “Give Me Love,” he split the crowd in half.  One side sang the higher harmony and the other sang the lower harmony. Then, he finished off the song, only singing along to a harmonizing crowd (with no background music). It’s quite incredible to listen to!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. I have been to many concerts and witnessed many artists forget the lyrics to their own songs – but this has to be best I’ve ever seen. Ed completely forgot the words during “The A Team,” and then acknowledged it before the song was over. He said something along the lines of “I wrote this song in 2009, and since then I have played it 2 or 3 thousand times and I have never blanked the words so I apologize for that.” Apologizing for forgetting the words?! What a sweetheart! Part of the speech is in the below video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Finally, Ed ran through the Six with his woes last night – and it was the best thing that could have ever happened to Toronto Ed Sheeran fans. During the encore, Ed broke into a cover of Drizzy‘s “Know Yourself” in the middle of “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.” Man – this guy knows his audience! The crowd went NUTS because let’s face it, we are all just so proud to be from the Six. Skip to 5:30 in the video below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the way he harmonizes with the crowd, to his impeccable skills on a loop pedal, Ed is TRULY a one man show. If you couldn’t go last night, I highly suggest going to see him when he comes back in September! You won’t regret it!

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