GRAMMY-WINNING musician Ed Sheeran was scheduled to perform at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, attracting a massive crowd of fans who had travelled from far and wide to hear him sing. However, concert-goers were left disappointed and frustrated when the show was abruptly cancelled, even as many were still finding their seats, due to safety concerns.
The 32-year-old singer, who was nearing the end of his Mathematics world tour, had to pull out of the Allegiant Stadium show. Sheeran expressed his disbelief and regret in a message, saying, “I can’t believe I’m typing this but there’s been some challenges encountered during the load in of our Vegas show.
“It’s impossible to go forward with the show. I’m so sorry. I know everyone has travelled in for this and I wish I could change it.
“The gig will be postponed to Saturday, Oct 28 and all purchased tickets will be valid for that date. I’m so, so sorry.”
A representative for Allegiant Stadium said that “technical issues” had caused the delay and rumors suggested issues with the stage had sparked “safety concerns”.
“Updates were communicated as quickly as possible to those waiting outside and via our social channels, website and venue app. Stadium doors were opened at 5.05pm to get fans out of the heat and we have ensured that anyone requiring assistance has received it,” the stadium issued in a statement.
Disappointed fans took to social media platforms such as X (formerly Twitter) and TikTok to express their frustration. One TikTok user lamented, “Many hearts were broken, especially those who flew to Vegas to see him perform live. It wasn’t his fault and he had no control over the situation, but I just can’t help but feel so sad and angry about it.”
Following the cancellation, Sheeran personally appeared at the stadium to take photos with his disappointed fans and offer his heartfelt apologies, emphasising how sorry he was for the situation.