A month ago, news of Ed Sheeran cancelling some of his shows in Asia sent the fans into frenzy. Many wondered if the global superstar would recover in time to make it to Malaysia. Fortunately, on November 14, Ed Sheeran made his way to the country and delivered a spectacular concert.
We at August Man had the opportunity to speak to the “Shape of You” singer during a roundtable interview session, an hour prior to the concert. Humble and friendly, Ed Sheeran was certainly one of the most down-to-earth artist we’ve ever chat with.
“I’ve got made a monopoly board of me”, said Sheeran when asked about what are the craziest things that a fan has done for him. “And it’s great I played it! She made all of the little figurines based on the things that I was interested in, like Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons, and all of those. It’s really cool, definitely took a long time to do it”. Sheeran continued.
“Did they? How did I miss that?” Sheeran wondered when he was asked about whether he’d be keen to be involved in the recently announced Lord of the Rings TV series. “Yeah, absolutely! I’d love to do it, I mean I look like a Hobbit so there’s that.” Laughed Sheeran as he continued.
The concert is part of his ÷ (pronounced Divide) Tour in an effort to promote his latest album. Released this year, ÷ has proven to be his most successful yet, topping the album charts in over ten countries, including Britain and the United States. The first two singles from the album, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”, were released in January 2017 and broke records in a numerous countries, including the UK, Australia and Germany.
*Special thanks to Warner Music Malaysia