Ed Sheeran returns to India for his second concert after 7 years

Sheeran, who had earlier visited the country in 2017, said he was happy to be back.

Ed Sheeran (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

By:
Mohnish Singh

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who is in India for his second concert tour, spent the first day of his India trip on Tuesday by visiting a school and playing music for young children here.

The 33-year-old singer’s concert, part of his “+ – = ÷ x Tour”, is slated to take place this Saturday in Mahalaxmi Race Course Grounds, Mumbai.

“So I just arrived in Mumbai, India. We’re going to be visiting some schools today and playing some songs. I heard the kids have something to play for me as well,” Sheeran said in a video on his Instagram account.

During his trip to the school, the singer is seen sitting in the crowd and enjoying the performance of young children before taking up his guitar and playing “Shape of You” for his young audience.

The concert on Saturday will begin at 3 pm with the performance of Prateek Kuhad and Calum Scott. Sheeran will take over the stage at 7:15 pm.

Sheeran, who had earlier visited the country in 2017, said he was happy to be back.

“Visited a school in Mumbai this morning and swapped performances with the kids, so much fun. Great being back in India too,” he captioned the video.