VH1 Brings Back 'Storytellers' With Intimate Ed Sheeran Concert
The English singer will perform at the 400-person Whelan's in Dublin, where he watched a life-changing Damien Rice gig a decade ago
VH1's acclaimed Storytellers series hasn't had a new episode in three years, but the network has announced plans for a return this month starring Ed Sheeran for an intimate, live concert on Jan. 24.
The show's return comes with a slightly reimagined format, where for the first time the concerts will be broadcast live on VH1. Additionally, in the new season musicians will pick a venue that has some some personal meaning to them.
The show's standard format, of a performer speaking about the inspiration behind his or her songs, will remain.
Sheeran will perform at the 400-person Whelan's in Dublin, Ireland, because it is where he watched Irish singer Damien Rice about a decade ago — an experience that changed his life.
"It's amazing to come back to perform at a place that means so much to me personally," Sheeran told Rolling Stone. "I was only about 11 or 12 years old when I saw Damien [Rice] play at Whelan's, and that night literally changed my life. The time he spent talking with me after the show made all the difference. It inspired me in a way that I only hope to do for someone else."
VH1.com will also feature a 30-minute aftershow featuring Sheeran following the performance. More performers set to appear on the new season of VH1 Storytellers Live will be announced soon.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.