MANILA, 11 April 2018 — Award-winning musician Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) finally serenaded his Pinoy Sheerio fans in a one-man show at his Divide Tour (#DivideTourMNL) concert at Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. The hype of the tour created the Sheerio Connection on Twitterverse as fans share their moments to spread the love to #TeamBahay and #TeamLabas all over the country with top-grossing song “Tenerife Sea” and several of his chart-topping hits.
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— SMART (@LiveSmart) April 8, 2018
Originally set in November last year, fans wasted no time in securing their tickets and kept in high spirits that the musical event will eventually happen despite the 5-month gap because the musician broke his wrist, elbow and a rib in a bicycle accident.
ED SHEERAN MANILA TOUR POSTPONED?!?????
— Richard Juan (@richardjuan) October 26, 2017
Di ko alam pano ko itatawid ang araw na to. Pagod sa byahe plus remembering I’m supposed to see Ed Sheeran later but was postponed :’((( pic.twitter.com/utFyKyglNn
— Sandro Marudo (@kaeofficial) November 7, 2017
As expected, fans reacted as they finally heard the live rendition of their favorite songs from the artist’s Divide, Multiply and Plus albums including the global hit singles “Perfect” and “Photograph.” Many of his fans went all out in sharing how Sheeran’s music moved them.
— A (@AprilDeGuzman) April 8, 2018
— Love, Aly ?? (@iamAlyloony) April 8, 2018
— Eizzah Manabat (@EizzahDalawa) April 8, 2018
Local personalities like beauty/lifestyle vlogger Angel Dei Peralta (@_angeldei) and PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa were also there to witness Ed Sheeran perform live.
ED SHEERAN JUST PROVED THAT A CONCERT DOESN’T NEED BACK UP SINGERS, BAND MEMBERS, PROPS, MAJOR PRODUCTION, ETC.
JUST. PURE. TALENT.
HANDS DOWN TO THIS EXTREMELY TALENTED SINGER!!!
THANK YOU FOR TONIGHT @edsheeran !!!!! WILL REMEMBER THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE ??
— Angel Dei (@_angeldei) April 8, 2018
— Rosette Adel (@rosette_adel) April 8, 2018
With the overwhelming cheers and singing voices, Ed Sheeran felt the love and support of the audiences and even recognized how the Philippines have been so passionate in music especially from international artists like him.
LOOK: Ed Sheeran: “The Philippines is a country that has so much passion in music especially music from overseas” pic.twitter.com/0DenSrC5kR
— Ganiel Krishnan (@KrishnanGaniel) April 8, 2018
— Manila Concert Scene (@manilaconcerts) April 8, 2018
The Sheerio Connection
The music-loving Filipino community went out of their way to show their love and support to Ed and fellow fans everywhere. For those who couldn’t be at the concert – #TeamBahay and #TeamLabas tuned in on Twitter to stay connected with #WhatsHappening as #TeamConcert kept them updated with their #DivideTourMNL moments
— pauline (@plnmunion) April 8, 2018
Just imagine you’re going to Ed Sheeran’s concert with someone and Ed started singing “I found a love for me” while staring into each other’s eyes with the light of the night sky.
WHAT A CONCEPT?? #DivideTourMNL
— ? (@psychspiare) April 8, 2018
This would be the most heartbreaking 8:00 PM of my life ?#DivideTourMNL
— mmocampo (@_mmocampo) April 8, 2018