Grammy award-winning singer Ed Sheeran finally made his way back to Manila.
The 27-year-old English singer performed before thousands of his fans at the Manila leg of his Divide Tour held on April 8, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
Ed was supposed to perform in Manila back in November but the singer suffered from a bicycle accident in October and broke his right wrist and left elbow, forcing him to reschedule some of the dates of his Asian tour.
Below are concert highlights and celebrity sightings on Ed Sheeran's concert at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
SPOTTED. Ed Sheeran is best known for his loves songs which is why some celebrities thought it would be a great idea to watch his performances live for their date nights. Celebrities were among the thousands of fans who flocked to the concert venue just to see Ed perform live.
Fans spotted couple Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo enjoying the British singer's performances.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spotted Eat Bulaga Dabarkads Ryan Agoncillo with wife, Kapamilya actress Judy Ann Santos, on their way out of the venue after the concert.
There were also some lucky celebrities who got the meet Ed backstage before her performed his hits.
Senator Manny Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, had a short chat with the singer minutes before the latter went out to perform.
Jinkee gave the singer boxing gloves signed by Senator Manny as a gift.
She was accompanied by her two kids, Michael and Jimwell (both not in photo).
TV host Robi Domingo also met the singer backstage for an exclusive interview with MYX.
Doug Kramer and Chesca Garcia, and their three kids—Kendra, Scarlet, and Gavin—were also lucky to have a close encounter with the singer backstage.
Doug shared their group photo with Ed on Instagram and wrote, "How awesome is that!! We got to spend time with the guy himself, Ed Sheeran! This was right before his concert starts at MOA! Wait for the video soon, Kendra did #TagalogTime time with @TeddysPhotos!"
Actress Sherilyn Reyes and husband Chris Tan turned the concert into a family bonding session.
The couple brought their kids Ryle, Lorenz, and Anya to watch the concert.
Sisters Claudia (not in photo), Julia, and Dani Barretto bonded while listening to Ed's music.
Rumored couple Inah de Belen and Jhake Vargas were both thrilled to see Ed perform live.
GMA-7 stars Jeric Gonzales and Kyline Alcantara were spotted at the venue.
Former The Voice Teens Season 1 finalist Jeremy Glinoga went to the concert with fellow teen stars.
Jeremy was spotted with The Voice Teens batchmate Isabella Vinzon and former Pinoy Big Brother teen housmate Heaven Peralejo.
Kapuso talent Lharby Policarpio also enjoyed the acoustic performances of Ed.
Here's Cornerstone talent Mark Oblea with Artist Handler/Ad Prom Manager Caress Caballero.
DIVIDE TOUR MANILA. Ed performed a total of 17 songs during his one-man concert at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
He started off the concert with "Castle on the Hill."
Mid-way through the performance, concertgoers responded with loud cheers when asked by the singer, "Manila, how are you feeling tonight?
After the song, Ed engaged concertgoers with a short chat and expressed how much he looks forward to performing for his Filipino fans.
He told the crowd, "I'm so excited to be back in the Philippines. Thank you so much for being patient.
"The show was meant to happen in November but I broke both my arms and I feel thrilled to be back here today."
Ed only needed acoustic guitars and a loop station to stage his one-man show.
He continued the concert with "Eraser," followed by "The A Team" and a medley of "Don't" and "New Man."
The two-hour acoustic concert included Ed's performances of "Dive" and "Bloodstream."
Before performing the song "Tenerife Sea," Ed revealed that he hasn't performed it live in a long time.
The attendees were excited upon hearing this and sang along with the British singer.
Other songs on his set list include "Happier," "Galway Girl," and "How Would You Feel (Paean)."
The crow sang along as he performed the songs "Photograph" and "Perfect."
Ed pumped up the concert with an upbeat track titled "Nancy Mulligan."
"Thinking Out Loud" was another crowd favorite and Ed instructed the crowd to sing and dance to it with him.
He said, "This is the first I've ever played it in the Philippines, and the first time I'll ever hear you sing it.
"So I wanna see you dancing to this one."
For his last song, he performed "Sing."
In less than five minutes, Ed went back out the stage for his encore performances.
The crowd sang along as he perform his massive hit "Shape of You."
He ended the night with an upbeat performance of "You Need Me, I Don't Need You."
Before leaving the stage, Ed thanked the crowd and said, "Thank you for singing and have a wonderful rest of the week. See you soon!"