Singer Ed Sheeran is doing his part to contribute to the Ukraine crisis.
The “Bad Habits” singer will be one of the performers at the two-hour “Concert For Ukraine” charity concert in Birmingham. He will be joined by Camila Cabello, Emeli Sandé, Gregory Porter, Snow Patrol, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Becky Hill, and Tom Odell.
The show will take place on March 29 on ITV to aid the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Soldiers in Kyiv heard about the concert… and they want to join in!
Ukraine Soldiers Tell Ed Sheeran ‘We Are Not Afraid To Play Under The Bombs’
@antytila_official Hello @Ed Sheeran , greetings from Kyiv! 🇺🇦 We offer to make a live broadcast between Kyiv and Birmingham with Antytila temporary joining the gig remotely. #antytila #edsheeran #sheeran #ukraine #kyiv ♬ оригінальний звук – Antytila / Антитіла
In a message shared on TikTok, soldiers currently fighting in Ukraine sent the “Overpass Graffiti” singer their warm regards.
“Hello Ed Sheeran, greetings from Kyiv!” they began. “We are Ukrainian musicians of the Ukrainian band Antytila – one of the most popular Ukrainian bands with a lot of fans in Ukraine and all over the world. In peacetime, our concerts gather at stadiums.”
“The war has changed our lives and now we are fighting with weapons against the Russian occupiers,” they continued. “We thank you, and all the British people for their support. Believe me, we are grateful, and we always, we will always remember this.”
“Today, we learned about your charity concert for Ukraine, which will take place in Birmingham. And we offer to make a live broadcast between Kyiv and Birmingham with Antytila temporarily joining the gig remotely.”
“Our band will play our music in Kyiv, a city that has not surrendered and will never surrender to the Russian occupiers. You will play in Birmingham,” he added.
“We are not afraid to play under the bombs,” he declared. “Through music, we want to show the world that Ukraine is strong and unconquered. We will fight and sing for victory in front of the whole world that supports us. So, on March 29, we [are] ready.”
Fans Quickly Tag Ed Sheeran As The Post Goes Viral!
The message, which was sent through TikTok, received over 430K likes and received almost 24,000 comments. Many fans – and the band – encouraged others to tag Ed Sheeran so that he or his management team noticed the post.
“You Ukrainian are just amazing people. 🙌 I really admire your courage. May this concert be heard all around the world 💙💛🕊🕊🕊” one fan wrote.
“@edsheeran please do this!” another commented. “U2 and Luciano Pavarotti did something similar while the war in my country Bosnia raged in the 90ties! It meant so much!”
“@edsheeran Please do this!!??” another pleaded. “Ukraine needs it…. and the world as well. Music brings people together 🥰”
“You are all so brave !! My heart breaks for your country !!” another shared.
“Guys, I am so sorry you are experiencing this horror,” another commented. “We will always be with you. All the world will get together for peace & love.”
Celebrities Are Helping To Inspire The People Of Ukraine!
Recently, The Blast sat down with Ukrainian Presidential advisor Igor Novikov to talk to him about the crisis in Ukraine. He revealed exclusively to The Blast that certain celebrities did reach out to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, either privately or publicly.
He mentioned Jimmy Fallon as someone who provided “a message of support at a very crucial moment.”
“And there are many stories like that but it’s not a question of who’s well-known here,” he added. “If you can touch one person, it’s definitely worth it.”
“If somebody did it before and we appreciate it, do it again,” he continued. “At the end of the day, it’s only thirty seconds. I mean, Jared Leto’s done it, and I know Jared and he’s a really great guy and we really appreciate it… Elon Musk did it. Elon Musk is doing a h— of a lot for Ukraine. I mean, he’s helping to set up Starlink here, to help provide Internet connections that Russians cannot actually disrupt.”
“We are getting those messages of support but… I mean, I might be infantile and unrealistic here, but I want to build that constant tsunami of positivity that’s flowing. I mean, personally, let’s start with me. I’d love a message of support from Shinedown. They’re my favorite band or Henry Rollins. He’s a legend. He’s made me who I am.”