When Ed Sheeran was in the Bay Area to open for Snow Patrol at the Fox Theater in Oakland, we (as the first station to play his song in America) also invited him to play an intimate lounge for Alice listeners at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco the day before. During his visit, he told me about – among other things – his Lego obsession, his new tattoo, and the fact that he’d never heard his song on American radio before.
So I told him that night, call me tomorrow and request your song! I’ll play it for you for sure. (Ya think?)
So the next day, as Ed was in the car headed to soundcheck in Oakland, he gave me a call. And we made a little Ed Sheeran history!
Here’s Ed calling in so that he can hear his song on American radio for the first time!
Here we are after his truly great Bay Area visit:
And here’s that tattoo he got just before his set at the Fox!