Singer Ed Sheeran is currently playing his live concerts in Germany in the Veltins Arena on Schalke. The fans can get ready for a lot.
Gelsenkirchen/ NRW – FC Schalke 04 usually receives their opponents in the Veltins Arena. The stadium, which is popular with blue and white fans, is currently the “home” of mega-star Ed Sheeran (31). Despite a feared rush, there is still hope for tickets for his fans.
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Ed Sheeran in Gelsenkirchen: Mega-Star starts Germany tour in Veltins-Arena
With the relaxation of the Corona rules in NRW, visitors can now look forward to festivals such as the Juicy Beats in Dortmund and other performances and events. This is also the case in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. The Briton Ed Sheeran played his first Germany concert of the 2022 tour in the football stadium on Thursday (July 7th). He not only surprised the fans with special live versions of his songs.
Visitors to the Ed Sheeran concerts can currently stand on the “sacred lawn”. The playing field of FC Schalke has been converted in the past few days and now serves the fans as an area for standing room around the round stage. Even though the 31-year-old musician’s first concert this year wasn’t completely sold out, it didn’t spoil the mood.
From emotional songs like “Perfect” and “Photograph”, which quickly transformed the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen into a sea of lights, to fast rap and pop songs like “Castle on the Hill”, where the synchronously jumping fans caused the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen to tremble, the Brit has a lot to offer. Ed Sheeran is now being supported by a live band (further NRW news at RUHR24).
Ed Sheeran surprises fans in Gelsenkirchen with live songs and special outfits
World hits such as “Love Yourself” and classics such as “A-Team” should not be missing from the array of songs. Anyone who can make minor compromises in terms of acoustics will get a varied show at Ed Sheeran’s concert in Gelsenkirchen, in which even flames are shot up. Even the fans in the stands can no longer keep their seats.
A special highlight: the edge of the round stage rotates, so that visitors to the live concert in NRW have the opportunity to cheer on the Brits during his songs from every side. Ed Sheeran knows how to use this skillfully and fills the stage completely with his guitar alone. He also proves his musicality with a so-called “loop station” with which he can record himself and thus function as a one-man band. He also surprises visually with special outfits.
Ed Sheeran wore jeans and a special T-shirt that had “Gelsenkirchen” written in colorful letters on the front and back. But football fans should also be happy when they see the singer. Because for the encore he swaps the shirt for a soccer jersey from the DFB team.
Video: Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen as a location for Ed Sheeran concerts
It is not the first time that the Veltins Arena offers a “home” for the musician. As early as 2019, i.e. before the corona pandemic, which paralyzed many events, Ed Sheeran could be seen live there for two concerts. The 31-year-old is visibly relieved that he can now be back on stage live in the football stadium, as he tells his fans.
Although numerous tickets were sold last year for Ed Sheeran’s live shows in the Veltins Arena, last-minute visitors still had the chance to buy a ticket at the box office on Thursday (July 7th). This option should also be possible for the next two shows on Friday (July 8) and Saturday (July 9). Alternatively, interested parties can also officially buy tickets online.