It was a sea of people flooded at the Jio Gardens, Bandra Kurla Complex, to catch a glimpse of British pop sensation Ed Sheeran. He performed 17 songs, including hits such as ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Galway Girl’ with only a guitar and a loop station.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter arrived in India on the Asia leg of his tour for his new album ‘Divide’. Despite suffering from fractures in his right wrist and left elbow in a bicycle accident he honoured his promise to Indian fans.
Towards the end of the concert, Sheeran returned to the stage, wearing a blue T-shirt that read ‘India’, and sang hits such as, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘You Need Me’.
“India: you are always special and this night is magical. Thank you all so much. Hope you all are having a good evening? Pleasure to be back in India. I want the crowd to be involved in my show … sing as loud as you can, you can dance out here … I want to see you all dancing, singing and I am going to give you all,” Sheeran told the crowd.
Sheeran, who last came to Mumbai in 2015 for a gig, said he was happy to be back in India. “This has been a cool year for me… I’ve been all over the world. Here, in Mumbai, it’s a great crowd. When I came here last time, the crowd was so loud. I think you all can be loudest. I am so so happy, pleased to be here. This country is good, the people here are so good. It’s amazing!”