It’s been 3 years since Ed Sheeran released his last record, “x (Multiply)”, and after a year of hiatus from the music industry, the singer-songwriter made a triumphant comeback with 2 new singles earlier last month.
Just as fans are eagerly anticipating his new album, “÷ (Divide)”, to hit stores on 3rd March, the UK superstar has a special message for all you Malaysian fans: He’s returning to Kuala Lumpur for a concert towards the end of the year.
Jaa Suzuran from ERA FM recently to travel to Tokyo, Japan, and had the chance to conduct a one-on-one interview with Sheeran. In the video titled, “Jaa Road To Ed Sheeran”, the pair kicked things off with the radio host giving the 25-year-old singer a nickname: Atan. Better than fire crotch, no?
Malaysian fans always go cray when international stars greet us in our native language. Thankfully, Sheeran was game to learn a few Malay phrases. The various dialects include “Bereh Boh” (No problem), “Tudiaa Bak Hang” (There you go), and “Atan Sayang Awak Ketat-Ketat” (Atan loves you very much). Whether he nailed it or not, the flame-haired musician deserves an A for effort.
The interview session ended on a high note with Sheeran giving us an exclusive that he will be returning to our shores for his “÷ Tour (Divide Tour)”.
“Thank you so much to everyone in Malaysia. I will see you soon I think I’m coming back to Kuala Lumpur end of this year,” the pop star told Jaa. This is literally music to our ears. If you’ve been to his previous concerts before, you’d know that Sheeran never fails to deliver.
Fast forward to the interview at 2:37 below:
Perhaps Sheeran will remember to say “Atan Sayang Awak Ketat-Ketat” when he brings his tour here in a couple of months 😉
UPDATE (Thursday, 4th May):
And the cat’s finally out of the bag!
AEG Presents and PR Worldwide announced that Ed Sheeran will be bringing his highly-anticipated 2017 tour to the Axiata Arena (previously known as Putra Indoor Arena), Bukit Jalil on 14th November 2017.
Tickets are priced at RM198, RM298, RM358, RM458 (excluding ticket fee and GST), and ticket sales will commence on Monday, 15th May at 10am online through www.prworldwidelive.com / 03 7493 3010.
Source: Malaysian Digest.