Ed Sheeran tells why he loves playing to Irish crowds

SHEER' CLASS: Singer says Ireland has seen some of his best gigs
SHEER' CLASS: Singer says Ireland has seen some of his best gigs

SUPERSTAR Ed Sheeran says he has no nerves ahead of his two Irish shows, which kick off tonight in front of 80,000 fans at Dublin’s Croke Park.

He got the nerves out of his system playing three shows at Wembley stadium.

“I said after Wembley that this is going to be fun, just because there’s no nerves,” Sheeran said at a press conference in Croke Park this afternoon.

Sheeran had been due to take time off, but when the offer of doing Croke Park was made by Aiken Promotions he jumped at the chance, he said.

“All my best memories of concerts have been in Dublin,” Ed revealed.

Explaining why he loves Irish audiences, Sheeran added: “Firstly you’re mental when you go to a gig…everybody is madly up for it. You don’t have to get people going, you step out on stage and they’re instantly there. That’s why I love coming back to Ireland, it’s the best crowd you can get. We were going to do Cork and Limerick, but that’s our next tour.”

Fans travelling to the concerts are asked to check their tickets to ensure they are for the night they are attending. “We sometimes get fans turning up with tickets for the wrong night,” a source said.