Ed and Elton, backroads

Ed Sheeran Published on Jan 5, 2017
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill [Official Lyric Video]
Official Website: http://edsheeran.com

I’m on my way, driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to Tiny Dancer, And I miss the way you make me feel, and it’s real
….And I’m on my way, and I still remember those country lanes
When we did not know the answers, And I miss the way you make me feel, it’s real

fnordius Uploaded on Jul 22, 2007
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Elton John in 1971.

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
….Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Ed Sheeran Published on Jan 5, 2017
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You [Official Lyric Video]
Video Credit – http://adultartclub.co.uk
Charlotte Audrey – illustration and direction / Jonny Costello / Matt Clugston – lead animation

One week in we let the story begin
We’re going out on our first date
You and me are thrifty
So go all you can eat
Fill up your bag and I fill up a plate
We talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour
And how your family’s doing ok
leave and get in a taxi, then kiss in the backseat
Tell the driver make the radio play
and I’m singing like
….Every day discovering something brand new
I’m in love with the shape of you

belfeguz Uploaded on Feb 27, 2010
Almost Famous – Tiny Dancer
Excerpt taken from the movie Almost Famous. The band’s tour bus singing Elton John’s song – Tiny Dancer.

Wikipedia: Almost Famous


Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran (born 17 Feb 1991) is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey as an undergraduate from the age of 18 in autumn 2009. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Foxx. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (read as “plus”), was released on 9 September 2011 and has since been certified six-times platinum in the UK. The album contains the single “The A Team”, which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. Sheeran’s popularity abroad began in 2012. In the US, he made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John. More at Wikipedia.


BBC Radio 1 Published on Jan 6, 2017
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (Live)
Ed Sheeran gives us this exclusive, FIRST EVER live performance of Castle on the Hill live for the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show!

BBC Radio 1 Published on Jan 6, 2017
Ed Sheeran’s Back! 10 minutes 47 seconds of his best bits!
Following on from massive co-hosts with Adele and Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran joined Scott Mills and Chris Stark on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show!
He (kind of) confirmed a Glastonbury appearance, talked about a house party with the Game of Thrones cast and briefly mentioned *that* scar….

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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20 responses to “Ed and Elton, backroads

  1. Elizabeth

    Ed Sheeran Published on Jan 23, 2017
    Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill [Official Video]
    Director: George Belfield | Producer: Tom Gardner | DOP: Steve Annis | Commissioner: Dan Curwin | Production Company: Somesuch | Exec Producer: Hannah Turnbull-Walter

  2. Elizabeth

    ed-sheeran-album-logoWelcome to the new show
    I guess you know I’ve been away
    –Ed Sheeran


    From the new album ÷

    I was born inside a small town, I lost that state of mind
    Learned to sing inside the lord’s house
    But stopped at the age of nine
    I forget when I get awards now, the wave I had to ride
    The paving stones I played upon, that kept me on the grind
    So blame it on the pain that blessed me with the life
    Friends and family filled with envy, when they should be filled with pride
    And when the world’s against me, is when I really come alive
    And every day that Satan tempts me, I try to take it in my stride

    Ed Sheeran Published on Mar 2, 2017
    Ed Sheeran – Eraser [Official Audio]

    And all the ones that love me, they just left me on the shelf, no farewell
    So before I save someone else, I’ve got to save myself
    I gave you all my energy and I took away your pain
    Cause human beings are destined to radiate or drain

    Ed Sheeran Published on Mar 2, 2017
    Ed Sheeran – Save Myself [Official Audio]

  3. Elizabeth
  4. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:

  5. Elizabeth

    At Facebook [screenshot]:

    Tue, 9 May 2017
    ODT: Fans call for DunEDin date
    By Chris Morris
    The clamour is growing for a Dunedin concert by pop star Ed Sheeran, as he hints at a return to New Zealand. Speculation has been mounting since the English singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winning artist posted an image of the cover of his new album, Divide, on social media this week. The cover includes the division symbol, but had been modified to feature a kiwi and a kangaroo inside the dots, along with a caption by the artist saying “news soon x”. The teaser prompted a wave of speculation online as more than 23,000 fans commented, including many pleading with the star to confirm a visit to New Zealand. […] Sheeran has been a frequent visitor to New Zealand in recent years. Cont/

    At Facebook:

  6. Elizabeth

    Boooo. It weirdly appears that Sheeran’s team have not done their homework on the deplorable acoustics at the Fubar dead hulk.

    Live and learn Ed. What a mistake.

    People, if you can fly to Auckland, hear him at Mt Smart. You won’t regret it.


    At Facebook:

    Wed, 10 May 2017
    ODT: Ed Sheeran ‘massive’ coup for Dunedin
    By Chris Morris
    Ed Sheeran’s show is expected to be the biggest held at Forsyth Barr Stadium since it opened.
    Pop sensation Ed Sheeran is set to perform Dunedin’s biggest concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium. The two-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter has announced a seven-stop tour of Australia and New Zealand scheduled for March next year. Dunedin’s show – a South Island-exclusive – was scheduled for Thursday, March 29. Tickets for what is likely to be a sell-out, potentially drawing up to 40,000 fans, go on sale at 2pm on May 23. Sheeran’s only other New Zealand concert will be at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on March 24. Cont/

  7. Elizabeth

    Ed Sheeran Published on May 3, 2017
    Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl [Official Video]
    From the new album ÷.
    Starring: Saoirse Ronan
    Shot by: Ed Sheeran

  8. Elizabeth

    Ed Sheeran will perform in Dunedin in March next year (2018).

    Thu, 11 May 2017
    ODT: City almost booked out for Sheeran
    By Timothy Brown
    Ed will be huge. Dunedin is set for a massive March next year following confirmation on Tuesday British pop superstar Ed Sheeran will perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 29. Most accommodation has already been snapped up and additional flights to the city are planned for the concert. Cheap flights to the city are already gone and online accommodation providers are offering few, if any, vacancies. Cont/

  9. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:

  10. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:


    NZ Newswire
    3 hrs ago
    Extra Ed Sheeran Auckland show added
    Early bird tickets to Ed Sheeran have sold out just minutes after being released on Tuesday at 1pm.
    An extra Auckland show has been added to the Ed Sheeran tour after early bird tickets sold out just minutes after being released.
    Tickets were released for his March 24 Auckland concert at 1pm on Tuesday but were snapped up quickly, with dozens posting on the Frontier Touring page that they’d missed out.
    A second Auckland show was added to his tour for March 25 next year.
    The pre-sale for the new show begins at 3pm on Tuesday.
    Tickets for the Dunedin show were available at 2pm and also sold out, but accommodation had already been booked out last week, according to reports.
    General sales begin on May 23.
    He’s now set to play at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on March 24 and 25 next year, and Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 29.
    This New Zealand leg will conclude the international tour of his latest album, Divide, which was released in early March and debuted top of the charts around most of the world.

  11. Elizabeth

    Wed, 17 May 2017
    ODT: Scalpers look for a cut
    By Timothy Brown
    Tickets to Ed Sheeran’s Dunedin concert are yet to go on sale to the general public, but scalpers have already swooped to take advantage of punters. Pre-sale tickets to the show were sold out in about 20 minutes yesterday. But almost immediately they began to appear online at highly inflated prices. Winners and losers as fans chase tickets. Tickets valued at $69 in the pre-sale were being offered for more than five times that price.
    A pair of tickets bought for $159 each were being on-sold together at $1403. Promoter Brent Eccles, of Frontier Touring, hit out at the scalpers. “If there was any chance in the world not to honour them we wouldn’t,” he said. “We don’t like it. The artists don’t like it. It’s not right. It’s a pretty poor practice.” Cont/

  12. Hype O'Thermia

    I like Dave Cannan’s suggestion of Joseph Balfe as supporting artist. He’s outstanding, totally OTT outstandingly excellent. Could include more superlatives, decided advice is better: “Check him for yourselves on youtube”.

  13. Elizabeth

    3 shows @ AKL (the better venue to hear Ed Sheeran) + 2 shows @ DUD (the dire acoustics at fubar will cause tears of disappointment and frustration)

    At Facebook:

    Wed, 17 May 2017
    ODT: Ed Sheeran confirms second Dunedin show
    Ed Sheeran has added a second Dunedin  show, promoters announced today. The second show will be on Saturday, March 31, Frontier Touring has announced on Facebook. […] The pop superstar is also adding extra dates in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. General tickets for all shows, including the newly added gigs, go on-sale next Tuesday, May 23. Auckland sales kick off at 1pm, while the Dunedin sales open an hour later at 2pm.

  14. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:

    At Twitter:

    What is Operation Temperer? (via Manchester Evening News)
    It is the first time that Operation Temperer, which was first revealed in 2015, has been put into effect. The plan is believed to allow up to 5,000 troops to be deployed in support of the police. But military assets have been used to protect against the terrorist threat before, including in February 2003 when troops were drafted in to Heathrow, with armoured vehicles patrolling amid fears that extremists could be on the loose with a surface-to-air missile launcher.

  15. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:

  16. Elizabeth

    The biggest stadium tour in Australian and New Zealand’s history.

    Fri, 26 May 2017
    ODT: Sheeran adds third Dunedin show
    By Timothy Brown
    The biggest thing to ever happen to Dunedin just got bigger. Ed Sheeran today announced a third show at Forsyth Barr Stadium during his ÷ World Tour run in the city over Easter 2018. The British singer’s first two shows sold out in little more than 20 minutes, guaranteeing 80,000 fans will pack out the stadium on March 29 and 31. Today he added an April 1 date for Dunedin. Tickets go on sale at 1pm on June 1.
    …..Extra flights 
    An additional 35 flights to and from Dunedin would shuttle fans into the city for the concerts, Air New Zealand regional general manager direct and market development Jeremy O’Brien or Ed Sheeran fans travelling to his concerts from throughout the country,” he said. Cont/

  17. Elizabeth

    RNZ Published on May 25, 2017
    Ed Sheeran expands mammoth tour to six dates
    Checkpoint interview with [Cr] Damian Newell………*gasp

    ### radionz.co.nz
    Ed Sheeran expands mammoth tour to six dates
    From Checkpoint, 5:26 pm on 26 May 2017 Link
    Ed Sheeran will play a third concert over Easter weekend next year at the Forsyth Bar stadium in Dunedin. Almost 250,000 are expected to attend his shows.
    Audio | Download: Ogg MP3 (4′49″)

  18. Elizabeth

    EltonJohnVEVO Published on May 22, 2017
    Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Official Music Video)
    Building on Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Californian inspiration, Max Weiland filmed a video for “Tiny Dancer” that reflects on life in Los Angeles from a dozen different people, all unfolding behind the wheel of their cars. The Cut, proudly supported by YouTube, invited filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John’s most famous songs: http://eltonjohn.com/thecut

  19. Elizabeth

    EltonJohnVEVO Published on May 22, 2017
    Elton John – Rocket Man (Official Music Video)
    In his own interpretation of Elton’s iconic hit, Iranian filmmaker and refugee Majid Adin reimagines “Rocket Man” to tell a whole new story of adventure, loneliness and hope. The Cut, proudly supported by YouTube, invited filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John’s most famous songs: http://eltonjohn.com/thecut

  20. Elizabeth

    EltonJohnVEVO Published on May 22, 2017
    Elton John – Bennie And The Jets (Official Music Video)
    Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill tell the formation story of “Bennie and the Jets” with their futuristic video of Elton’s hit song, which features breathtaking choreography and striking sci-fi fashion. The Cut, proudly supported by YouTube, invited filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John’s most famous songs: http://eltonjohn.com/thecut

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