Ed Sheeran Announces First Tour Ever to South Africa

British singer, and song writer, Ed Sheeran will be touring South Africa for the first time in March 2019 and Mzansi people can’t keep calm.

FILE PHOTO: Ed Sheeran performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

Sheeran – who has sold 40 million albums worldwide – will be performing at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 23 March 2019, and Cape Town Stadium on 27 March 2019.

In a press release, Sheeran said he was “delighted to announce his first-ever tour in South Africa”.

We’re sure Sheeran’s hoping to have a “kiff” time, after his first major encounter with South African expats in London eight years ago. In February 2010, Sheeran tweeted: “I’m at a house party with a load of South Africans and it’s ‘poes kiff’ yaah brah.”

Sheeran’s tour to South Africa is presented by AEG and Big Concerts.

Big Concerts said: “A songwriter of a generation, Ed was awarded a MBE for his services to music and charity at the end of 2017 and last month, Ed took home two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Most Performed Work’ for his monster hit “Shape of You”. To date, Ed has won 5 x BRIT Awards, 4 x Ivor Novello’s, 4 x Grammy’s, 6 x Billboard Music Awards and many more…”

Ed Sheeran to tour South Africa in 2019

‪Hey South Africa! Ed Sheeran recorded a special video message just for you as he announces he will be playing live right here in March next year!‬

Posted by Warner Music South Africa on Monday, June 25, 2018

South Africans welcomed the news and took to social media to express their excitement:

And of course some of the Mzansi people were not happy with the fact that the musician wont be performing in Durban.