The Shape of You singer, who got engaged to long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn over New Year, was seen wearing the band when he played at Indigo at the O2 as part of 2018s War Child BRITs Week. Sheeran, who turned 27 at the weekend, flashed the ring as he performed in front of 2,700 lucky fans at the intimate gig. It is the first time he has performed since announcing his engagement to Cherry and comes before his tour in Australia next month, where he will deliver 10 shows as part of his Divide tour.
The star, who recently bought four adjacent homes in a Suffolk village to create a love nest for his fiancée, told the audience he had been getting excited about KITCHENS now he was getting older. He also revealed that he was “nervous” playing in front of a small crowd because he hadn’t done that for a while and when he played in stadiums he couldn’t see the audience.
Sheeran, who is believed to be making an underground cinema and private pub on his estate, played all his big hits, including Supermarket Flowers and Castle on the Hill. A number of celebrities were spotted at the gig, including singer and TV presenter Frankie Bridge and her retired footballer husband, Wayne Bridge, actor Luke Evans, English comedian Joel Dommett, actress Eleanor Tomlinson, model Pietro Bosselli, rugby player Max Evans, radio presenter James Stewart and actress Hayley Squires.
BRITs Week with War Child together with O2 is a series of gigs that give fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in music in intimate venues across London, whilst raising money for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The money helps fund War Child’s vital work delivering solutions protecting and educating children in some of the world’s worst conflict areas, such as Afghanistan, Jordan (working with Syrian refugees), Iraq, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.