Ed Sheeran is currently in the middle of his 2013 US Tour and on February 5 he stopped by Denver for a show at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. This was Ed's second show in Denver in the past twelve months, he also stopped in the Mile High City for a show at the smaller Bluebird Theater in September.
Following his opening acts, Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance and UK duo Rizzle Kicks, both of which he also brought out during his main set, Ed opened the show with "Give Me Love" before heading into a few of his other songs like "U.N.I." and "Drunk." He got the crowd involved by encouraging everyone to sing along, even if they didn't know the words, and even managed to make the crowd be "pin-drop quiet" during a few of the slower, quieter songs of the night.
From the moment Ed took the stage at the packed 1st Bank Center, he commanded the crowd and wanted to make sure everyone would have a great time. It was just Ed and his guitar all night long as he moved all over the stage, singing, playing the guitar, banging the guitar, and interacted with the audience.
Ed showed off his true talent throughout his hour and a half long set and in addition to his own songs, he even performed a few cover songs and made smooth transitions into mash-up's such as throwing Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" into one of his songs.
The night wouldn't be complete without a performance of his Grammy nominated song, "The A-Team." The song was his last of the night and an obvious crowd favorite. The arena erupted with screams from the moment he transitioned into it with his guitar.
Ed is certainly an act worth seeing live and if you ever get the chance you definitely should.
Don't forget, you can catch Ed performing with Elton John on The Grammy's Sunday night (February 10) on CBS (KCNC - channel 4 in Denver).