Vocalist Ed Sheeran is currently playing his concerts live in Germany at the Veltins Arena on Schalke. Fans can prepare for a lot.
Gelsenkirchen / NRW – FC Schalke 04 usually receives their opponents in the Veltins Arena. Popular with blue-and-white fans, the stadium is now the “home” of the mega-star Ed Sheeran (31). Despite the terrifying rush, there is still hope for tickets for his fans.
|Born||February 17, 1991 (age 31), Halifax, UK|
|spouse||Cherry Seaborn (married 2019)|
Ed Sheeran in Gelsenkirchen: The Mega-Star starts its German tour at the Veltins-Arena
Thanks to the relaxation of Corona rules in NRW, visitors can now look forward to festivals such as Juicy Beats in Dortmund and other shows and events. This is also the case with the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. British Ed Sheeran played his first German concert on Thursday (July 7) during a concert tour in 2022 at a football stadium. He not only surprised fans with special live versions of his songs.
Visitors to Ed Sheeran concerts can now stand on the “sacred lawn.” The FC Schalke pitch has been transformed in the last few days and now serves as a place for fans to stand around the circular stage. Although the first concert of the 31-year-old musician this year was not completely sold out, it did not spoil the mood.
From emotional songs such as “Perfect” and “Photograph”, which quickly turned the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen into a sea of lights, to fast-paced rap and pop songs such as “Castle on the Hill”, where synchronously bouncing fans called the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen to tremble, the Brit has a lot to offer. Ed Sheeran is now supported by the live band (further news from NRW on RUHR24).
Ed Sheeran surprises fans in Gelsenkirchen with live songs and special costumes
World hits such as “Love Yourself” and classics such as “A-Team” should not be missing from the series of songs. Anyone who can compromise on acoustics at the Ed Sheeran concert in Gelsenkirchen will get a varied show where even flames are on fire. Even spectators in the stands can no longer hold their seats.
A special highlight: the edge of the circular stage rotates, giving visitors to a live concert in NRW the opportunity to cheer the British on his songs from all sides. Ed Sheeran knows how to skillfully use this and completely fills the stage with his guitar alone. The so-called “Loop station”, with which he can record and thus function as a one-man band. It also surprises visually with special outfits.
Ed Sheeran wore jeans and a special T-shirt with the words “Gelsenkirchen” written in colored letters on the front and back. But football fans should also be happy to see the singer. Because for an encore, he swaps a jersey for a DFB football jersey.
Video: Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen as Ed Sheeran’s concert venue
This is not the first time that Veltins Arena offers a musician a “home”. Already in 2019, i.e. before the crown pandemic, which paralyzed many events, Ed Sheeran could be seen live there at two concerts. The 31-year-old is clearly relieved that he can now return to the live stage at the soccer stadium, he tells his fans.
Although many tickets were sold to Ed Sheeran concerts at the Veltins Arena last year, last-minute visitors still had the opportunity to buy a ticket at the box office on Thursday (July 7). This option should also be possible for the next two shows on Friday (July 8th) and Saturday (July 9th). Alternatively, interested parties can also officially buy tickets online.