Ed Sheeran's Bangkok concert to go ahead as scheduled

Ed Sheeran's Bangkok concert to go ahead as scheduled

Injured singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Q Awards in London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Injured singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Q Awards in London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

English singing sensation Ed Sheeran's sold-out concert in Thailand this month has been confirmed. Watch and listen to the video he made for his fans.

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Ed Sheeran's Bangkok concert to go ahead as scheduled

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English singing sensation Ed Sheeran's sold-out concert in Thailand this month has been confirmed. after he suffered a broken arm in a bicycle-car collision.

"Ed Sheeran will start his Asia tour on 11 Nov 2017 in Singapore. The tour dates in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Mumbai and Dubai will go ahead as scheduled," read his website.

Osaka, Tokyo and Manila tour dates will be rescheduled to April 2018. All tickets for the original shows will remain valid for the new dates.

Despite best efforts, due to scheduling conflicts and limited venue availability in April 2018, he has been forced to cancel his tours in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong and Jakarta, according to the website.

In mid-September, he told followers on Instagram he had a bicycle accident and his website said he had a fractured wrist and elbow.

Tickets for his concert sold out in minutes when they went on sale on July 1. Seat and pit prices ranged from 1,800 baht to 5,500 baht for the scheduled gig at 8.30pm on Nov 16, at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi.

In his own words

Here is a short video Ed Sheeran made for his fans. He speaks very quickly and even I, a native speaker of English, missed a few words. Listen first and then look to see what he said.

"Hey guys, so I had a follow-up visit to the doctor today and he said that with (?) physical therapy and whatnot, I should be all right to go from the Singapore early next month. The Osaka show, the two Tokyo shows and the Manila show are going to be rescheduled for April next year, but sadly the Tapei, Seoul, Hong Kong and Jakarta dates, we just couldn't reschedule or next year. We're going to work really, really, really hard to find a time to reschedule them, but as it stands, the shows right now have to be cancelled.

"I haven't cancelled a show before. This has been like quite a difficult decision to do, but I physically can't play at the moment and it's the utmost importance to get my arms healed so that I can play, hopefully, for the rest of my life. So I hope everyone understands this. We're going to work pretty hard to come back and I hope you believe me when I say I really, really, really do want to come back and do these shows and I'm really sorry that I had to cancel them. Sorry to everyone who was affected and I hope you understand my reason for doing it and – yeah – all the love and thank you for being supportive."

Vocabulary

  • availability: that you can get, buy or find - การหาได้ง่าย,การหามาได้
  • collision: an accident in which a vehicle or person that is moving crashes into something - การชนประสานงา
  • conflict: not possible for two things to exist together or for two things to be true at the same time - ขัดแย้ง
  • efforts (noun): attempts to do something - ความพยายาม
  • elbow: the part in the middle of your arm where it bends - ข้อศอก
  • fracture: a break or crack in something hard, especially a bone - การแตก (โดยเฉพาะกระดูก)
  • heal (verb): to make somebody/something healthy again; to cause to get better after an emotional shock - หาย, รักษาให้หาย
  • native speaker: someone who has spoken a particular language since they were a baby, rather than having learnt it as a child or adult - เจ้าของภาษา
  • original: existing at the beginning of a particular period, process or activity - เดิม, ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ
  • physical: connected with a person's body - เกี่ยวกับร่างกาย
  • reschedule: to change the time at which something has been arranged to happen, especially so that it takes place later - จัดตารางเวลาใหม่, เปลี่ยนตารางใหม่
  • scheduled: planned to happen at a particular time or day - ตามตารางเวลา
  • sensation: something/someone very exciting or interesting, or something which causes great excitement or interest - ผู้ที่ทำให้เกิดความฮือฮา, ความตื่นเต้น
  • sold-out: when all the tickets have been sold to an event such as a concert or sports match, so no tickets can be bought - ขายหมด, ขายหมดแล้ว
  • suffer: to experience something very unpleasant or painful - ประสบ
  • supportive: giving help, encouragement or sympathy to somebody - เป็นกำลังใจ, สนับสนุน
  • therapy: a treatment which helps someone feel better, grow stronger, etc., especially after an illness - การบำบัดโรค
  • utmost: as much as possible: used for emphasizing a quality or feeling - สุดขีด, อย่างมาก
  • valid: legally accepted - ชอบด้วยกฎหมาย
  • venue: the place where an activity or event happens - สถานที่ที่จัดงาน
  • wrist: the part of your body between your hand and your arm - ข้อมือ
  • yeah (excl): (informal) yes - ใช่
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