Ed Sheeran wows audiences at Mumbai concert, promises fans will return next year

Sheeran, who arrived in India on March 12 as part of the Indian leg of his „- = ÷ x Tour”, entertained music lovers for two-and-a-half hours and performed over 30 songs at the jam-packed Mahalakshmi Race Course grounds. South Mumbai on Saturday night.

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The Grammy Award winner said he was happy to be back in the country. He first visited India in 2015 and later participated in a concert in 2017.

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„I know India is a big place, but not everyone here at the concert is necessarily from Mumbai. People have traveled a long way to be here today. People have boarded trains, boarded planes, driven, had children. I know a lot about spending your Saturday night with me.

„I don't take it for granted, I appreciate all the effort people make to come here. Thank you so much for giving your Saturday night, you can do anything but you're spending it with me,” Sheeran assured fans. He will return next year.

„This is just the beginning,” he added.

The 33-year-old singer strummed his guitar and sang a number of songs including „Tights”, „The A Team”, „Perfect”, „Happier”, „Don't Call Me Baby”, „Castle On The”. Hill”, „Galway Girl” and „Eyes Closed”.

One of the highlights of the concert was when Sheeran jammed with Punjabi star-singer Diljit Dosanjh on the popular Punjabi track „Lover”.

„A big round of applause for Sheeran,” said Dosanjh in Punjabi as the crowd erupted in joy as the two musicians performed together on a 360-degree circular rotating stage. Sheeran said, „Mumbai, make some noise for Diljit.”

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„Tonight in Mumbai bringing @diljitdosanjh to sing in Punjabi for the first time. I've had such an amazing time in India and more to come!” The British artist shared in an Instagram post.

Sheeran teamed up with Malik for their 2022 single „2Step”.

After their performance, Malik said, „Ed, there's something that unites all Indians, and I taught you this a few days ago. Do you want to do it with me?” said, and they both opened Shahrukh Khan's autograph- waving on stage.

Throughout the concert, Sheeran interacted with the audience and got them singing along.

„Sing Mumbai together,” he said, and the crowd responded.

Indian singer Prateek Guhat and English musician Callum Scott opened the show at 5.00pm before Sheeran took to the stage at 7.30pm.

Dressed in jeans and a black t-shirt with 'Mumbai' emblazoned on the front and back, the artist thanked the audience for attending his Mumbai concert for the second time.

„For those who are coming to see me play again, thank you for coming. If anyone is seeing me in person for the first time, I want to explain that everything here tonight is live,” Sheeran said.

A few minutes later, he said it was „the best show ever” on his tour and that he had a lot of fun.

At the end, Sheeran returned to the stage wearing a kurta that read 'Mumbai' in Hindi and sang hits like „Shape of You” and „Bad Habits”.

„Mumbai, I love 'Shape of You'… I'll never forget tonight. Please go home safe,” Sheeran said.

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He simply waved to the crowd before walking out.

Bollywood celebrities like actors Madhuri Dixit Nene, Priyamani and filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan attended the concert.

A few days before the concert, the singer met Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan.

Farah Khan organized a star-studded party in Sheeran's honour, which was attended by Aryan Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Dixit Nene, Malaika Arora, Rajkumar Rao, Bhadralekha, Huma Qureshi and Arshad Warsi.

On the day he arrived in India, the singer visited a Mumbai school where he played his all-time favorite track „Shape of You” for the children. Later she met Ayushmann Khurrana, who had the actor's mother prepare a Punjabi desert bini for her.

Videos of Allu Arjun shaking a leg with Sheeran Malik on the superhit song „Putta Pomma” from his 2020 movie „Ala Vaikunthapuramloo” went viral on social media recently. During Sheeran's stay in Mumbai, he was seen playing cricket with Indian player Shubman Gill and comic Tanmay Bhatt.

BookMyShow was the co-promoter of Sheeran's India tour with AEG Presents.

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