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August 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Ed Sheeran’s singalong aimed to entertain — and did | Concert review

Ed Sheeran performed at Seattle's WaMu Theater Thursday, Aug. 21 (Ben Watts)

Ed Sheeran performed at Seattle’s WaMu Theater Thursday, Aug. 21 (Ben Watts)

Ed Sheeran gave his fans exactly what they wanted during his sold-out show at WaMu Theater Thursday, Aug. 21  — a massive singalong.

“I want you to wake up tomorrow and still be singing,” said the 23-year-old British singer-songwriter as he skipped offstage after a nearly two hour set.

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August 18, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Make no mistake, Ed Sheeran is lovable and loud

It’s no surprise that English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a fan of another English singer-songwriter: Sam Smith. Despite their different musical styles, both come across as earnest and straightforward.

“It’s instilled in English people to always downplay things,” said the 23-year-old singer in a phone interview last week. “We don’t really shout too loud. We quietly get on with what we are doing.”

What Sheeran’s been doing hasn’t been quiet at all. He’ll be especially loud this Thursday when he plays Seattle’s WaMu Theater.

Credit: Ben Watts

Credit: Ben Watts

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September 1, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Taylor Swift rules at Tacoma Dome

As her closing song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hit its climax, at the sold-out Tacoma Dome Saturday night, Taylor Swift stood smiling at 20,000 fans, drinking in their adoration. The imagery was perfect. Swift, dressed as a circus ringleader, had expertly presided over the nearly two-hour marathon of fireworks, dance routines and even…

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