Anyone who’s ever seen Ed live will know that he knows how to put on a show! So to be part of it, and no doubt embraced by Ed’s millions of fans, is something dreams are made of for any musician.
Cian Ducrot, from Passage West in Cork, is probably best known at this stage for his absolutely fab flash mob type performances on TikTok, where he and a choir suddenly start singing one of his singles – I’ll be Waiting – to surprised onlookers.
He started out as a busker with just his guitar for back up a few years ago, but his talent has seen his star rise and rise. Love Island even featured some of his tracks on the recent series.
Taking to social media to make his own announcement, the humbled 25-year-old was in disbelief at the opportunity ahead of him.
He wrote: ‘I remember picking up my first acoustic guitar when I was about 13 and asking my friend to teach me how to play “small bump”, I remember standing on street corners every weekend and singing Ed’s entire catalogue and looking up to him as a songwriter every day.’
‘I remember every time I sat down and tried to write a song as good as “gimme love” , I remember being so inspired by a guy in a hoodie playing some real songs that he wrote and thinking one day I wanna do that.
‘Not sure how I ended up here and not sure what it even means as it really all feels like a dream right now.’
Cian added: ‘Thank you @teddysphotos for having me join you for this special tour. You have no idea how much it means to me! thank you to my amazing fans for supporting me as without you these things would never happen.
‘Due to this crazy news I’m sad to have to let you know that the Irish leg of my tour has been rescheduled and all original tickets are still valid for the new dates. Thank you for understanding! very excited to see you all soon.’
Cian has a massive social media following, boasting 4.2million followers on TikTok and nearly a million on Instagram, but performing alongside one of the world’s biggest stars is sure to introduce him to a whole new audience.
We can’t stop watching his videos and singing along to his tunes, and can’t wait to see what he’s like on tour!