Ed Sheeran's 'Divide Tour' 2017: Everything You Need To Know

2 May 2017, 15:13 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Ed Sheeran, everyone's favourite ginger purveyor of weepy ballads and Irish rap bangers, kicked off the final stint of his UK tour in London last night (May 1st) with a sold out show at the legendary O2 Arena.


And we were there to capture all of the action. So, if you've got a ticket lined up for any of the remaining dates, here's what you can expect from the Divide tour.

1) What's the setlist like?


Ed came out strong with opener 'Castle On The Hill' getting the crowd appropriately warmed up and in good voice for plenty of big singalongs, before kicking straight in to Divide opener 'Eraser' and HUGE single 'The A Team'. The remainder of the night mixed a hefty amount of tunes from the third record with some occasional old faves thrown in here and there. Notably absent however - 'Lego House'. Come on mate, let's get that one back in the set in time for Glastonbury shall we?


2) Who are the support acts?

Anne Marie and Ryan McMullan have been providing support on all UK dates with James Blunt taking over duties in the US.


3) Any surprises?


Tbh, we were kinda hoping Stormzy would come out for a guest spot but we had no such luck. Instead, the big singalong and light show of 'Thinking Out Loud' will have to do (why was there a Whale on screen though?).


4) What's the best bit?


The obvious highlight was when he dropped in the best song he's ever written which is, of course, 'Galway Girl'. No arguments. Ed turned Greenwich into a little bit of Ireland.


5) Give me the damn ticket details!  

Tickets for his remaining dates are available via his official site and Twickets, the fan sharing face value exchange service that the tour has partnered with.

Ed plays the O2 until May 3rd, returning to the venue for a one-off extra show on June 22nd prior to his Glastonbury headlining performance the following weekend.

His full list of US  and South American tour dates are listed here.

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