Ed Sheeran declares love for NZ at Auckland show

Ed Sheeran proclaimed his fondness of New Zealand to thousands of Kiwi fans on Saturday night, telling them "this is a country I have a lot of love for".

The pop star is currently on a record-breaking six date Divide tour of the country, with three concerts at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium before another three at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

On multiple occasions, Sheeran recounted his relationship with Aotearoa and emphasised his affection for it.

"It's really good to be back in New Zealand - this is a country I have a lot of love for," said Sheeran.

"I first came here, in - I think it was in 2011 or 2012. I was pushing a single at that time which had only been a hit in England. I kind of fell in love with this country and have kept coming back."

He also joked about how unfortunate the people were who hadn't memorised his lyrics.

"I hope you know the words - if you don't, it might be a long two hours."

Sheeran's full set-list from the March 24, 2018 concert was:

  • Castle on the Hill
  • Eraser
  • The A Team
  • Don't / New Man
  • Dive
  • Bloodstream
  • Happier
  • I'm a Mess
  • Tenerife Sea
  • Galway Girl
  • Feeling Good / I See Fire
  • Photograph
  • Perfect
  • Nancy Mulligan
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Sing
  • Shape of You
  • You Need Me, I Don't Need You

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