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Electrifying Ed Sheeran says hello, goodbye in Jakarta

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sun, May 5, 2019  /  07:06 pm
Electrifying Ed Sheeran says hello, goodbye in Jakarta

Long time coming: English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's concert at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta on Friday marks the end of the Divide Tour‘s Asia leg. (JP/Donny Fernando)

The appeal of an English singer-songwriter is universal. Perhaps it’s the catchy, radio–friendly lyrics, or the sappy romantic words everyone just loves to use as Instagram captions. Regardless, Sheeran’s appeal is certain once you step foot inside one of his concerts. Held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Central Jakarta, on Friday evening, Sheeran’s Jakarta concert was part of his Divide Tour, which has been running since 2017. Perhaps then it came as no surprise when tickets sold out quickly, as Indonesians had been clamoring for Sheeran’s Jakarta concert in 2017 – which was cancelled due to injuries he sustained in a bike accident. The concert on Friday also marked the end of the tour’s Asia leg, so that provided an extra incentive for those not wanting to take a flight to Europe for the last leg. Even before the show sta...