Last night, the Milwaukee Brewers’ unforgettable 2018 season ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We’re sorry to bring up Saturday’s heartbreaking NLCS Game 7 loss so soon, but we all have to be able to move on and think about the future. Brewers fans can look ahead to what seems likely to be a promising 2019 campaign. And Ed Sheeran fans in and around Milwaukee may now know the official status of the world-famous musician’s Miller Park show.
Following the Brew Crew’s drubbing of the Colorado Rockies in the NLDS earlier this month, we wondered how a Brewers World Series appearance would impact Ed Sheeran’s October 23 concert at Miller Park. In the article, we came to the conclusion that, due to a variety of scheduling and logistical factors, a Brewers pennant would likely mean Sheeran’s ballpark performance would (or should, at least) be rescheduled to a later date. The team later confirmed the concert would, indeed, be postponed if Milwaukee made it to the World Series. Though the Brewers came up short, it appears Tuesday’s show will still be moved to a different night.
According to Ed Sheeran’s manager, Stuart Camp (and first reported by Piet Levy of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Sheeran’s October 23 concert at Miller Park will be pushed back a day.
“We would have had to start building our stage there at midnight [Friday] night at very very latest to make the 23rd work,” Camp said on Twitter Saturday. Camp—who was rooting for the Dodgers in the series, by the way—told curious Sheeran fans that, as a direct result of Friday night’s Brewers win, the concert will be moved to October 24, and that an official announcement will come Sunday morning.
So there you have it! This strange saga involving a lovable young baseball team and one of modern music’s biggest names appears to be over, with both Brewers fans and (some) Sheeran supporters left disappointed in the end. Hopefully the change doesn’t impact many Sheeran ticketholders. And hopefully the Brewers will have an equally exciting and potentially-concert-conflicting playoff run again in 2019.