- 16 Jul 19
The statue unmistakably resembles the superstar musician, with ruffled red hair, tattoos, and a casual combination of a graffitied t-shirt, red shorts, and no shoes.
The larger-than-life statue appeared recently in the centre of Moscow’s Gorky Park as a commemoration of Ed Sheeran’s first show in Russia this Friday, 19 July.
Russian streaming service, Yandex, took credit for the statue and posted on to their Instagram, encouraging people to visit the statue and share pictures.
People have done just that, with many even taking it a step further: some people added personalised tattoos to the statue’s arms, and one person even made a music video in front of the statue to Sheeran’s song with Justin Bieber, ‘I Don’t Care.’
Sheeran is set to perform for the first time in Russia following the release last Friday of his latest album, No.6 Collaborations Project. Two songs off the album, which he recently revealed in an interview had a heavy influence from his wife, are currently in the Irish Top 10 charts.