According to setlist.fm, The gingernut pop prince busted out 18 tunes from across his catalogue, opening with his Divide hit ‘Castle On The Hill’ and closing with ‘Sing’ ahead of a two-song encore made up of his monster 2017 hit ‘Shape Of You’ and, finally, 2011’s ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’.
For the older school Sheerios there was plenty to love, with the singer’s early hits ‘The A Team’ and ‘I See Fire’ getting a guernsy on his setlist, the latter of which he busted into following a cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’.
He didn’t play ballad banger faves ‘Lego House’ or ‘Give Me Love’ though *sad face*
“This is the first concert they’ve had in this stadium, so it’s a pleasure to be playing here,” an ever-polite Ed, armed with only his acoustic guitar and loop pedal station, told the screaming crowd, who all sang along to every single song.
ICYMI: Sheeran’s 18 dates around Australia and New Zealand have sold over one million tickets in total to smash Dire Straits’ 1986 record for the highest-selling tour.
Ed will be back to entertain another 60,000 Perth fans at Optus Stadium tonight, before his tour heads around the rest of the country.
Catch the setlist for the first show on his Aussie tour, below.