Ed Sheeran is taking an “18 month” break from music after his world tour. He finished his 2 and a half year Divide tour on Monday.
The English singer has announced that he will be taking a break from creating music after the end of his world tour. Sheeran will be spending time with his wife Cherry Seaborn, whom he married in 2018.
Sheeran had been on his Divide tour since 2017. He played his final show at Ipswich’s Chantry Park on Monday and made the announcement there.
He said, “As you may or not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day of the whole thing. There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months.”
“We’ve played all around the world,” Sheeran recalled his record-breaking tour. “Glastonbury, Wembley Stadium. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America — it’s been a wild one.”
Further saying, “I was told before I came on that now at the end of this tour I’ve played to nine million people around the world. It is the biggest tour ever.”
“It’s been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage. It kind of feels like, in a weird way, that you’re breaking up with a girlfriend that you’ve been with for years,” he added. “It sounds odd but it has been a long tour.”
The 28-year-old worn a Framlingham Town t-shirt and told his fans, “This is a Framlingham Town football shirt. I am from Framlingham. Suffolk is my home. I am so happy to be ending this mammoth tour here.”
“I want to say thank you to everyone on this tour. Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance. This is my last song. I wrote this when I was 15 years old. See you in a few years time. Thank you,” he concluded.
The Divide tour has been named the highest-grossing tour of all time.
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