Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announces a very special concert at one of Dublin’s most beloved music venues Whelan’s.
The singer will be performing for 400 lucky audience members at the Wexford Street pub at the end of the month.
It’s a once and a life time chance to see him in this type of intimate environment. In October, Sheeran sold out 4 nights at Dublin’s 3Arena, playing to an estimated 14,000 people every night. It’s amazing news for Whelan’s, as they’re celebrating their 25th anniversary.
The gig is part of VH1’s ‘Storytellers’ series, the show features prominent artists playing venues that have a special meaning to them. It will be the first episode in three years, previous participants include Elton John, Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and David Bowie.
Ed explains the reason he chose the venue is because ten years ago, as a young teen, he went to see Damien Rice perform at Whelan’s and the gig changed his life.
Ed Sheeran told Rolling Stone: “It’s amazing to come back to perform at a place that means so much to me personally. I was only about 11 or 12 years old when I saw Damien [Rice] play at Whelan’s, and that night literally changed my life. The time he spent talking with me after the show made all the difference. It inspired me in a way that I only hope to do for someone else.”
400 lucky punters will have the chance to go see Sheeran perform on Saturday January 24th , however it’s not yet known if tickets will be going on sale to the general public or how to gain access to the show. As soon as we know, you’ll know.