This year Ed took home his first real American award, a moon man for Best Male Video for Sing! We’d like to say congratulations to Ed and the fans who voted for this award. We did it!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 25, 2014
I’ve uploaded 43 photos to the gallery including photos from Taylor helping Ed get ready, the red carpet, the show & the press room.
Events & Appearances > 2014 > August 25 – MTV Video Music Awards: Getting Ready
Events & Appearances > 2014 > August 25 – MTV Video Music Awards: Arrivals
Events & Appearances > 2014 > August 25 – MTV Video Music Awards: Inside
Tour > 2014 > North American Multiply Tour > August 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Ambleside Live
Tune into the MTV Video Music Awards tonight at 9/8c to see if Ed takes home the moon man for Best Male Video (Sing)!
I want to attempt to do a small recap of the show even if it’s just photos, videos & setlist changes. This is a little late as I’m out of town and my internet is limited. Please feel free to tweet or e-mail your videos. I do prefer that they be of good sound quality and not shaky the whole time visually.
Events & Appearances > 2014 > August 21 – Kiss FM’s Multiply Tour Meet N Greet
Events & Appearances > 2014 > August 21 – Kiss FM’s Multiply Tour: Backstage Performance
Events & Appearances > 2014 > August 21 – Click 989′s Multiply Tour Meet N Greet
Tour > 2014 > North American Multiply Tour > August 21 – Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theater
Setlist For Seattle
I’m A Mess
Take It Back
[Ed's Choice] – Little Bird
Make It Rain
Thinking Out Loud
Give Me Love
I See Fire
You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
The A Team
Ed Sheeran’s singalong aimed to entertain — and did | Concert review
Ed Sheeran gave his fans exactly what they wanted during his sold-out show at WaMu Theater Thursday, Aug. 21 — a massive singalong.
“I want you to wake up tomorrow and still be singing,” said the 23-year-old British singer-songwriter as he skipped offstage after a nearly two hour set.
The crowd was still singing his hit single “Sing.”
For quieter songs such as “One,” “Tenerife Sea” and “Little Bird,” the audience could clearly be heard echoing Sheeran’s vocals. On his hits “Drunk,” “Give Me Love” and “The A Team,” he asked for participation and received a tidal wave of response.
Sometimes the crowd got carried away.
After the first chorus of fan favorite “Lego House,” Sheeran stopped the song because fans began singing the first verse again instead of the second.
“You sang the wrong words!” he said, laughing.
Sheeran’s concert marked the first in his 2014 U.S. tour. Equipped with only an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal, the British star played with the vitality and immense energy of a one-man band, layering harmony and rhythm, building up slowly to his vocals.
There were moments when he overdid it. “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” had so much going on that the original song was lost under layers of sound. But Sheeran’s musicianship was technically creative and made him more than just a guy with a guitar and some catchy melodies.
The show’s laughably silly visuals, splayed out across nearly 10 screens behind him, detracted from the simplicity of his songs. “Lego House” had images of Legos; his performance of “I See Fire,” written for the most recent installment of “The Hobbit,” was backed by clips of a dragon from the movie. “Sing,” the show’s finale, had cartoonlike eyeballs tumbling around an imaginary world and block letters asking the audience to “Sing!” and then “Louder”!
But the overproduction didn’t diminish Sheeran’s ability to connect with his audience and please his fans, overwhelmingly teenage girls, some of whom held up signs that said “You sound like sex” and “Aspiring musician.”
“It’s my job to entertain you and it’s your job to be entertained,” he said near the beginning of the set. And entertain he did.